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The Christmas Express at the BC Forest Discovery Centre
Its Time to Enjoy the Christmas Express at the BC Forest Discovery Centre Once Again
COWICHAN – All aboard this year’s Christmas Express as it travels through thousands of twinkling lights that adorn the 100-acre enchanted woods of the BC Forest Discovery Centre. Thousands of visitors over the years have made a Christmas tradition of attending this colourful and entertaining event. “We love hosting the Christmas Express and seeing the magic of the holiday on the faces of everyone that attends. Enjoy activities like Christmas crafts, the fire pits, indoor entertainment, the miniature Christmas Village, concession goodies and you can cozy up in our festive photo area and take your own family photos with our 7ft lifelike Santa Claus. Join in with good cheer for all as we share our excitement as we host this iconic Island family tradition.” explains Chris Gale General Manager of the Centre. “Because of the tendency for the Christmas Express to sell out we have added a few dates giving everyone the opportunity to visit the Centre on any of the 16 days now included in the festivities. We invite islanders to come and enjoy the festivities, the light displays and of course a magical train-ride on the Christmas Express.
Tickets are ONLY available online on our website at www.bcforestdiscoverycentre.com If you do not have access to purchase online, please contact the Centre at 250-715-1113 ext. 23 for alternate arrangements. While on the website, why not purchase an annual membership for 2023, (available soon) a perfect gift for holiday gift-giving and promises a full year of family memories and enjoyment. Don’t forget to visit our gift shop online or in person to find
the perfect gift for any member of your family.
The Christmas Express is the museum’s largest fundraiser of the year. It is paramount to the ongoing operation and maintenance of our antique vehicle collection, our trains, the maintenance of the historical buildings and the preservation of an important ecosystem within the Cowichan Region. Families and corporations can support the museum by purchasing a membership for the 2023 season.
The Christmas Express runs from Friday, December 2nd to Monday, December 5th, Friday, December 9th to Monday, December 12th, Thursday, December 15th to Sunday, December 18th, and Tuesday, December 20th to Friday, December 23rd for a total of 16 magical evenings. The BC Forest Discovery Centre opens at 3:30 pm on these dates with train departures every 30 minutes beginning at 4:00 pm. The last train departs at 8:30 pm. Guests are welcome to arrive early for later boarding passes or stay later after their scheduled train departure to be able to enjoy all the activities of Christmas at the Centre.
Experience the magic of Christmas at the BC Forest Discovery Centre aboard the Christmas Express!
For additional information & tickets, www.bcforestdiscoverycentre.com
Contact Information: Chris Gale
250-715-1113 extension 24