B.C. Forest Discovery Centre, Duncan

#1 of 13 in Museums in Cowichan Valley Regional District
Specialty Museum · Museum
Learn more about British Columbia history at B.C. 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. Add B.C. Forest Discovery Centre to your Duncan travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Duncan trip maker website.
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  • The kids absolutely loved learning about the history of our logging community. The train ride around the perimeter of the property was also awesome.  more »
  • My parents took me here way back in 1978 and I remembered it well. It made a strong impression on me and helped cultivate my love of trains and British Columbia. Fast forward to January 2020 and...  more »
  • On my bucket list of places to check out while visiting my family on the Island. I went with my mom who had mobility issues and while going a little slower she had no problem checking out everything. Went on train twice. Took the last train around by ourselves which was really nice. The staff are amazing and very knowledgeable. Recommend this stop, don't just drive by.
  • Love the train and teaching our children about the importance of our forests and trees. Also the Christmas and Halloween rides are pretty cool as well!
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