Take a spooky train ride in Duncan

It was a declaration typical of two-year-olds: “I not going to daycare anymore, I only going trick or treating.”

“Really?” I asked my daughter. “Every day?”

Saying my two preschoolers are keen on Halloween is like saying Steve Nash can kinda handle the ball. My son (above) and daughter looove the holiday. We’ve been debating costume choices for weeks (a princess and a macaw parrot, as of the moment). So, I am definitely planning to herd them to the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan for the special Halloween Train, which runs October 29, 30 and 31. Spooky+train ride. What could be better?


The train, Samson, is a 1910 steam locomotive, and will leave the station every 30 minutes from 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (although there is no 4:30 p.m. train).  Samson will chug past ghostly scenes and scary characters at the museum. Trick or treating, festive crafts, a torture chamber, and a haunted house will round out the fun. Adult admission is $11; children aged five to 12 are $7; seniors/students are $9. Children under five are free.

The BC Forest Discovery Centre is a 40-hectare open-air museum off the #1 Highway in Duncan. Displays at the museum tell the story of province’s forestry industry through exhibits, artifacts, and heritage buildings.

See you there!


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