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British Columbia Forest Discovery Centre

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British Columbia Forest Discovery Centre Review

Kids adore riding the rails at the British Columbia Forest Discovery Centre, a 100-acre outdoor museum just north of Duncan. Pulled by a 1910 steam locomotive, a three-carriage train toots through the woods and over a trestle bridge across a lake, stopping at a picnic site and playground on the way. Forestry-related exhibits around the site include a 1930s-era logging camp, historic logging equipment, and indoor exhibits about the modern science of forestry. Interpretive trails through the forest lead to ancient trees, one dating back more than 500 years. During July and August, the steam train runs daily every half hour. In May, June, and September, the train may be replaced with a gas locomotive.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2892 Drinkwater Rd., Duncan, BC, V9L 6C2 | Map It
  • Phone: 250/715–1113; 866/715–1113
  • Cost: C$15
  • Hours: June–early Sept., daily 10–4:30; early Sept.–mid-Oct. and mid-Apr.–May, Thurs.–Mon. 10–4
  • Website:
  • Location: Duncan
Updated: 05-02-2012

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