Father’s Day tractor show a hit at BC Forest Discovery Centre

Father’s Day is warm at the BC Forest Discovery Centre and these friends take advantage of a spot in the shade to talk machinery. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

There’s just something about old iron that brings out the guys.

All ages, all backgrounds: a tractor show means boys with their toys.

The Father’s Day Tractor Show at the BC Forest Discovery Centre is a bright, brash celebration of iron. Big and little; from kid-sized toy tractors and fascinating small steam engines to huge tractors used every day for farming, to colourful and lovingly restored antiques that tell us lots about farming in earlier days, there’s always lots to see at the big Lower Field at the Museum.

And there are always plenty of people to see them, too. Some families bring a picnic lunch, others buy food at the concession, and everybody rides the train.

What better way to celebrate his day with dad?

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