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2017 BC Forest Discovery Centre Christmas Express

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Friday, December 8th, 2017
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

All aboard a 1910 steam locomotive through thousands of twinkling lights adorning the 100 acre woods of the BC Forest Discovery Centre for the Christmas Express.


Thousands of visitors over the years have made this a Christmas tradition of attending this colourful and entertaining event. “We love bringing the Christmas Express out and seeing the magic of the holiday in the faces of everyone that attends. Our attendance has been growing, so we are hoping to exceed previous attendance this year with 13 evenings of holiday magic.


We invite islanders to come out to see the light displays, enjoy the seasonal music, make a Christmas craft, and ride the Christmas Express train” says Chris Gale, Manager of the BC Forest Discovery Centre.


The Christmas Express event is a huge undertaking and largely driven by ‘volunteer elves’. The BC Forest Discovery Centre enjoys the support of so many ‘volunteer elves’ from the community and local businesses who work alongside the staff to ensure the lights are hung, they deck the halls including showcasing our buildings and artifacts to give the museum and our forest that magical festive look.


Advance ticket sales are available Monday through Wednesdays noon - 4pm in the BC Forest Discovery Centre's Gift Shop until December 13th.


Gift Cards may be purchased and used for the Christmas Express or any time or event during the year.


The Christmas Express is the centre’s largest fundraiser of the year and is paramount to the ongoing operation, maintenance of our antique vehicle collection, our trains, the historical buildings and the preservation of an important ecosystem within the Cowichan Region.  Families and corporations can support the centre and museum by attending the event, or by purchasing a membership for the 2018 season.


The Christmas Express runs on weekends from Friday through Sundays from December 1st to Saturday December 23rd for a total of 13 magical nights. The BC Forest Discovery Centre opens at 4pm on these dates with train departures every 20 minutes beginning at 4:30pm. The last train departs at 8:30pm.


Experience the magic of the BC Forest Discovery Centre


aboard the Christmas Express!

Cost: Adult: $12
Child: $10 (2yr &under FREE)
Senior: $12
Student: $12
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Location: BC Forest Discovery Centre
2892 Drinkwater Road, Duncan
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Carol Miller
info.bcfdc@shawlink.ca
2507151113 ext 24
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