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BC Forest Discovery Centre - Christmas Express Train

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Friday, December 6th, 2013
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 colorful 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 of over 11,000 visitors that came out to see the light displays, enjoy the seasonal music, make a Christmas craft, and ride the Christmas Express train” says Anthony Bone, Manager of the 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 who work along side 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.

The Christmas Express is the museum’s largest fundraiser of the year and is paramount to the ongoing operation and maintenance of our antique vehicle collection, our trains, maintenance of the historical buildings and the preservation of an important ecosystem within the Cowichan Region.

Families and corporations can support the museum by attending the event, booking a Christmas Express Office Party, or by purchasing a membership for the 2014 season. The Christmas Express runs on weekends from Friday December 6th to Sunday December 22nd, with the addition of Monday December 23rd, a total of 10 magical days. 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!

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Cost: Adult: $8.00
Child: $6.00
Senior: $8.00
Student: $8.00
Category: Arts | Entertainment
    Children's Entertainment
    Craft & Hobby
Concerts | Music
    Music For Children
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    Benefit | Fundraiser
Location: BC Forest Discovery Centre
2892 Drinkwater Road, Duncan
This event is for Everyone
More Info: Anthony Bone
250 - 715-1113
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