At the Forest Discovery Centre it is like walking back in time to what life was like for so many early British Columbia workers. You can take a train ride around the site on a steam engine with commentary. We were lucky enough to be on the trip where they refilled the engine with water from the water tower.

While exploring you can visit the bunk houses, a post office, a school house, and many other buildings that were part of the daily life for forestry workers. It is cool to see the tools and possessions that workers had with them. The one room school house was a common thing not that long ago as my own grandparents attended such a school.

The forestry industry has come a long way from the days when people use to fall trees and load them on carts pulled by horses. Modern technology has made it easy for transportation and made the industry a bit less dangerous. However, if you are keen to see old forestry machinery it is worth the trip to look inside all of the buildings.

This is a dog friendly place, however, the summer heat may be to much for your furry friends. There is also a wall of pictures of dogs who have visited.


2892 Drinkwater Road
Duncan, BC V9L 6C2

Website: BC Forest Discovery Centre
Phone: 250-715-1113

Hours: Vary depending on time of year as it is an outdoor facility.

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