Where can you ride a train, see an owl, and try logger sports?

Kids Day at the BC Forest Discovery Centre is expanding to two fun-filled days this Sunday and Monday, Aug. 3-4. It’s all about making the centre more accessible to the families who flock to Cowichan at this time of year, according to manager Chris Gale.

"This event has been a popular tradition for several years now and we thought it was time to make the weekend twice as much fun, so we added a second day," he said.

So, what’s up in the way of fun?

"Steam train rides, entertainment, logger sports for the kids, draws, our becomingfamous barbecue, and a great educational experience, are only a few reasons for kids of all ages to come out to the event," Gale said.

It’s a fun way to celebrate the BC Day long weekend on the more than 100-acre site.

Entertainment on the outdoor stage features Shelley Vaags on Sunday, and Andy McCormack’s fun performances on Monday for the kids to dance and sing along with a little help from the Island Savings wise owl, Penny. Why not take in the centre’s summer exhibit: ‘Burning Snags and Raining Ashes’? It chronicles the events surrounding the Great Bloedel Fire of 1938, and is only at the BC Forest Discovery Centre for a limited time.

There are special daily admission rates, too. So, with $5 for children under 18, $6 for seniors and $8 for adults it’s an affordable fun day (or two!) for all.

The centre is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days, with the last steam train departure at 4 p.m. All aboard!