BC Forest Discovery Centre, Duncan

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Learn more about British Columbia history at BC Forest Discovery Centre, a 40 hectare (100 acre) outdoor museum that comprehensively chronicles the history of logging in the region. With heritage buildings and over 5,000 artifacts--from chainsaws to steam locomotives--the center illustrates the logging industry's important role in British Columbia's past, present, and future. Trails, playgrounds, a gift shop, and concession stands round out the offerings at this family-friendly attraction. Use our Duncan trip generator to arrange your visit to BC Forest Discovery Centre and other attractions in Duncan.
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  • Was only going to do a quick tour, having spent 20 years in the woods as logging engineer and land surveyor for timber company in Washington State. However the museum was so well done, spent almost 4 ...  more »
  • We were lucky enough to hit the Discovery centre on BC day and they had a specific family weekend arranged around the holiday weekend. Our 2 year old thoroughly enjoyed all of the museum attractions p...  more »
  • It is truly a place to go and ride a train.Interesting different areas that you can learn about forestry.  more »
  • Spent the afternoon here and had a fabulous time. The kids love it and truly enjoyed the train ride. Has lots of stops where the kids can play and run around. Great place to spend the day or part of the day. Kids talked about the train ride for more than a year. Will be going back again next time we are in town.
  • My family loves to come here when we're on the island. We all love the train ride, and the exhibits do all have some appeal even for little kids, but the big kids get more out of it. We love to stop at the playground halfway through the train ride and explore the trails. This is a great place to bring young kids!
  • Interesting, fun, and best of all, wheelchair accessible! I'm happy they have a lift onto the train so all our kids could enjoy our trip there.
  • Wonderful place. Make sure to ride the train. The sawmill operates on special occassions.
  • There was something for all ages which is thought was just great. Learned a lot about our logging history and about how the Forest Musium got started. Thank you to the Wellman Family.

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