BC Forest Discovery Centre

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2892 Drinkwater Road, Duncan, BC V9L 6C2 2892 Drinkwater Road, Duncan Directions
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Your kids will love seeing the cultural offerings available on site at BC Forest Discovery Centre's great center in Duncan, BC. Expand your knowledge of various cultures at BC Forest Discovery Centre, an exciting and highly rated establishment.

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Report | 5 days ago
There are a lot more to see than I expected at the BC Forest Discovery Centre. The train ride was a blast. It was a big plus that there is a playground for kids as we have a toddler. Definitely will visit again.
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Report | 12 days ago
Amazing time. We went with a 2 and 4 year old and the whole family enjoyed it. We enjoyed the train ride so much we took it around a second time!
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Report | 16 days ago
Great place for family trip. Big ground and kids play area. Don't forget bring your picnic!
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Report | 25 days ago
We are visiting from Calgary Alberta. We really liked the BC Forest discovery center. I would recommend it, good history, good outing. Nice scenery.
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Report | a month ago
Good value, have new respect for the people involved in early forestry, as well as the people at the centre itself.
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Report | a month ago
Give yourself lots of time...at least 3 hours. There is so much to see, and watch the little film in the museum at the end too!
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Report | 2 months ago
Great place for families. Lots of BC logging history here. Enjoyed it very much.
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Report | 2 months ago
We started out by having a picnic lunch then went through the admission office and exhibits, then on to the train ride. After we toured the cabins and their different uses. The many old machinery and trains. Then the nature walk and back to the entrance again. Our daughter, son in law, grandchildren ages 10 and 8 years, also son and daughter in law and our 2 senior selves, enjoyed the day and the very varied weather. We spent 2 1/2 hours at the centre.
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Report | 2 months ago
If you are going with kids take a picnic and enjoy the playground in the sun.
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Report | 8 months ago
This is a very good place to go for a fun and educational few hours appreciating an industry which is major in our neck of the woods, pun intended!
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At the beginning of the 1960s, logging businessman Gerry Wellburn started collecting trains and forestry-related artifacts. He pulled locomotives from scrap yards and rescued tools that had been buried in the bush. Eventually, Gerry's collection grew large enough to spark discussions of him moving it to a site open to the viewing public. In 1965, he secured a six-acre property in Drinkwater, which just so happened to be the same location of Cowichan Valley's first public building—a combined schoolhouse and chapel.

Over the past six-plus decades, the centre has continued to grow, both in number of pieces and sheer size. Today, it stretches across a total of 100 acres on the Somenos marsh. Today, exhibits continue to follow Gerry's original mission of honoring the past: you can check out logging machines, antique trains, and even intact bunkhouses, where loggers spent time ringing the guthammer and caring for their pet branches. While visiting the indoor and outdoor collections, you can even hop on a historic train for a ride over the Somenos Lake trestle.

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