Thursday, July 29, 2010

Full Steam Ahead!


The BC Forest Discovery Centre is a 100-acre, open-air museum in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada.  Visitors ride the train around the grounds and over the Somenos Lake trestle.  Indoor and outdoor exhibits show the history of the forestry and logging industries in coastal British Columbia.  Many of our 12 heritage buildings including the 1930s logging camp bunkhouses have exhibits inside.

The BCFDC is a great place for nature enthusiasts to enjoy a walk.  There are tranquil forest trails that wind through 300 year-old Douglas fir trees and a trail through Somenos Marsh that provides stunning bird watching opportunities.  Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, and Northern Flickers are regularly spotted in the wetland areas.

Special events are held throughout the year.  The year kicks off in February with the Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival, an event that highlights BC maple syrup.  The spring features an Easter Egg Hunt and Marsh Fest.  The summer calendar is full of events including Canada Day, BC Day is Kids Day, and a Vintage Truck Show.  The fall line up starts with Harvest Fest and the Halloween Train is new for 2010.  Our most popular event of the year is the Christmas Express; an unforgettable steam train ride through festive light displays.

There is something here for everyone!

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