The British Columbia Forest Discovery Centre (BCFDC) is a museum with an educational mandate to tell the story of the past, present and future of the forest sector in British Columbia.
Over fifty years ago, industry pioneers such as H.R. MacMillan, Hector Stone, Gerry E. Wellburn, and many others sought to relocate Gerry Wellburn’s exceptional collection of forest industry artifacts to a fifteen acre site overlooking Somenos Lake in Duncan. As the Forest Museum grew, three more parcels of property were purchased and by 1974, the 100 acre site that the BC Forest Discovery Centre sits on today had been fully assembled.
The BC Forest Discovery Centre is a 100-acre museum park full of opportunities for discovery, education and fun! From our operational narrow-gauge railway to our forested trails, from the modern Forests Forever Exhibit to the historical Ranger Station and 1930s logging camp exhibits, there is always something engaging to experience.