BC Forest Discovery Centre, Duncan

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Specialty Museum Museum
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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  • Finding the discovery centre is easy. Right next to the information centre. The train ride was fun and the grounds were well laid out with interesting information on the areas logging history. A nice ...  more »
  • We stopped here having seen the large locomotive on display outside. This was just the start of what was available to see. Calling this place a ' Discovery Centre' is spot on! It has fascinating exhib...  more »
  • We enjoyed the enthusiasm of watching the grandkids riding on a steam train. That really was the highlight. The ticket is is quite pricey for a family rate however I understand they are a museum and n...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Awesome place to spend the day if your interested in Canadian loging history or trains.
  • This is family friendly learning experience. It's a walk and a train ride through the history of forestry in BC. On regular days there is unlimited train rides.