On our second Monday in BC, the weather was overcast. We had decided to head north to Duncan to visit the a Glass Factory, BC Forest Discovery Centre and the Pacific Northwest Raptor Centre. Our plans for the day did not work out quite as intended. Drive north from Victoria to Duncan along the Trans-Canadian Highway (Highway 1), we stopped first at Malahat Lookout. The low cloud meant that the long distance views could not be seen, however the cloud effect across Saanich Inlet to Brentwood were captured.
Having picked up a leaflet in Victoria our first stop was at a Glass Factory. Unfortunately when we arrived, it was closed and there was no sign of any operation. We proceeded to Duncan and parked in the car park that is shared between the Tourist Information centre and the BC Forest Discovery Centre. The Discovery Centre was closed. We had been misled by the web site which inferred that it was open on Mondays, however we missed that it closed for the season on 24 September, the previous day. The Tourist Information was very helpful, and informed us that the Glass Factory had closed permanently earlier in the summer.
We were able to take a few pictures of the Discovery Centre from the Car Park. A Shay Locomotive and Log Carrier were on the intersection corner.
As a bonus there was a MGB Roadster in the car park.
Diagonally across the intersection is a Tim Hortons, which we visited for late elevenses prior to visiting Pacific Northwest Raptors, of which more in the next installment.