Samson turns 105 at FDC

It’s Samson’s 105th birthday and the BC Forest Discovery Centre and on Sept. 5, 6 and 7, the Centre is celebrating.

It’s Samson’s 105th birthday and the BC Forest Discovery Centre and on Sept. 5, 6 and 7, the Centre is celebrating.

Who’s Samson?

The world’s friendliest steam engine and a real crowd favourite with visitors to the big site at the corner of Drinkwater Road and the Trans Canada Highway.

There are three fun-filled days of activities under the trees from 10 a.m. to              4:30 p.m. daily.

The steam train runs every half hour from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Samson’s birthday is celebrated with cakes and singing every day at noon during the event.

There are also cotton candy, crafts, the centre’s famous barbecue, and birthday cards to colour and sign.

There are special admission prices for the event, too, so hang onto your ticket for all three days.

Adults, seniors and youth from 13-18 get in for $8 while children three to 12 pay $6.

Children under two get in free and anyone over 105 years old (like Samson) also gets in free.