After visiting the exhibits and riding the train, be sure to browse through the wonderful selection of gifts and toys in the BCFDC’s gift shop! All proceeds go directly to maintaining the trains and exhibits on site, as well as bringing in exciting new exhibits.
Here is a small selection of what we have in store today:
Melissa & Doug
Channel your kid’s creativity with this paint-a-train craft. There are two sizes, small and large, priced at $5.95 and $13.95 respectively.
Our bead sets are great for kids with a passion for style. At $5.95 ea, kids can create their own jewelry to wear, or share with friends.
For the littler children, an interactive plush train provides hours of fun with the remote controlled movement and sound. Child safe for toddlers three months and over, this engaging toy is great for sensory development and early-learning fun, for only $19.95.
Popular with our young guests, the toy Logging Trucks include a number of timber logs kids can stack on the truck. A stackable train set is available for younger toddlers. Both are priced at $21.95
For the train enthusiast
We have various shapes, sizes, types, and colours of toy steam trains! Some can whistle and chug, while others can be wound up and set loose. Bring home your very own toy Samson. Prices range from $3.95-$12.95.
What’s a train without its signature whistle? Wooden train whistles are perfect for engineers-in-training to practice giving a good whistle. $3.95 ea
We have a wonderful selection of books in our Gift Shop including nature books about scenic Vancouver Island, as well as the animals that make it their home. Local Cim MacDonald’s book includes stunning pictures of Chemanus’ wildlife and plant habitats for only $38.95.
For those with an interest in the logging history of Vancouver Island, Richard Somerset Mackie published two books, Mountain Timber and Island Timber. With historical photographs included on almost every page, these books are an incredible resource to the history of the Comox Logging Company on Vancouver Island. Prices start at $38.95.
For any wine lovers out there, Melissa Priestley’s “Book of Canadian Wines” describes the wine valleys of Canada, history of winemaking in Canada, as well as featured vineyards and bottles. Loaded with information, this book makes a perfect present for wine lovers overseas, or a great way to broaden your own knowledge for $18.95.
Pocket Watches- NEW
In four stylish designs, these pocket watches are a wonderful way to keep time while indulging your not-so-inner train fanatic. Sold for $19.95 ea.
Gilded Leaf Necklaces-NEW
With leaves picked from nature, a special technique called electro-plating is used to add the 21K gold, silver or copper to the leaf to create these stunning necklaces. Leaves from Maple, Oak and various other trees are used in this unique craft. $39.95 ea.
Your feminine side
Jordan River Soapworks’ “Get Whipped” artisanal body butter is made with organic shay butter and coconut oils, with various scents including lavender, rose, and grapefruit. They’re sold in small or large containers, as well as a lipbalm, from $7.95 to $31.95.
Glowing Positively’s wonderfully fragrant Soy Candles and Melting Cubes add a lovely and festive feel to any room. With holiday scents like gingerbread, to every day scents like pomegranate, lavender, and vanilla, the Soy Candles and Melting Cubes from $4.50- $17.95 are a wonderful gift for any occasion.
Pure, 100% Beeswax honey candles have burning times of up to 100 hours. The sizes and shapes vary from tea candles to pillars, including an emergency candle with straps and matches and a burn time of 24 hours. Prices range from $4.29 to $44.45.
Glass twisted pendants for necklaces, earrings, and wine corks range from $9.95 to $15.95. Necklaces and wine corks are sold separately, while earrings are sold in a matching set with a necklace.
Show off your love for the BC Forest Discovery Centre with these stylish t-shirts! They come in sixes S-XL, in various shades of green. $15.95 ea.
Conductor’s Caps, available in sizes for toddlers to adults are a perfect gift or collectable for any train enthusiast. For $8.95, the caps come in either grey or pink striped.
Featuring scenic pictures of Vancouver Island, these vegan, toxic free, recyclable and biodegradable wallet-coin holders are a wonderfully eco-friendly gift, or a great keepsake of your time on the island for only $9.95. Additionally, there are leather wallets featuring animals and flowers starting at $19.95.
For something smaller, train engine and caboose keychains are a great keepsake to remind you of all the BCFDC’s steam train engines. “Life Lessons from a Locomotive” provides an inspirational saying on a keychain. Prices range from $2.00- $2.95.
Stylish wallets and scarves feature First Nations’ inspired artwork on these vibrant and colourful gifts. Starting at $19.00, these souvenirs are practical for everyday use.