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Britannia Mine Museum

1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, British Columbia V0N 1J0, Canada
+1 604-896-2233
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What was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire is now a multi-award winning attraction. Britannia Mine Museum opens up a little-seen world that fascinates all ages. Just like miners did, visitors climb aboard a mine train and rumble into an authentic tunnel. Entertaining guides describe the workings of drills and tools from the past century. Every visit includes gold panning with the chance to take home frequent findings. A captivating 15-minute film re-creates the past and reveals how families turned their isolated surroundings into pleasant experiences. The Family Play Area keeps young ones entertained. A glittering gift shop offers unique stones and carvings. To get there, head north on the Sea to Sky Highway. 1/2 way between Vancouver and Whistler.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, British Columbia V0N 1J0, Canada
+1 604-896-2233
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great mine that is fun and super educational. You tour both the mine shaft on a train and the actual facility where the copper was processed. This is so much fun! All ages loved it!

Thank E H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The trip through the mine was very interesting and educational. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made it a fun experience. Very cold on the little train trip into the mine. Enjoyed it very much. Lots of things to look at. Shop onsite.

Thank frednzd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The guides were very knowledgeable and quite a delight it's a bit chilly in the mine suggest you have a light jacket the price is apx 26 per adult

Thank alaskatraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really fascinating tour into a mine with loads of facts, stories & history. Great for tour groups, couple's & family-friendly.

Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was very good - giving us facts in a fun way and also going into the stories of people that lived and worked there. The site is quite extensive and the steps up to the station could give some folk problems. Worth the...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These mines are so interesting. They show the importance of copper and its value in past years. A train will take you into the mountains mining areas and show you how hard the working conditions were back then. Exhibits are everywhere, depicting the family life...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place before they fixed up the exterior. And while it is no longer as spooky and the site of X-file film shots, the new siding did save the place. This was the site of the largest copper mine in the British Empire. At...More

Thank Kristin B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum and mine really surprised me . I had driven by on the highway so many times and saw the huge hauling truck and the amazing building that creeps up the side of the mountain , but never stopped to check it out ....More

Thank Skwiki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is about 30 km north of Vancouver, best reached by car or as part of an organised tour. We went there for the underground tour which was run by a funny and knowledgeable guide who showed us what it was like to work...More

Thank lazy_diver
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This spot impressed me more than I thought it would! I haven't been and truly explored the place since grade school and I was entertained. We did the tour which was fun- you get to go into the mine, see the equipment and working conditions...More

Thank Shannon W
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Cuong N
how long is the trip and what we need to know before get there is it worth the price and how much is it thank you
3 February 2017|
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Response from Chch_NZ_couple | Reviewed this property |
Britannia Mine Museum (about a 45 min drive from downtown Vancouver) - suggested time to allow for a visit is 1 to 1.5 hours. Guided tour (inc underground visit) takes 45 mins (& they say to be there 20 mins before the... More
Hi we are travelling to Vancouver in April and would like to visit the Museum. Any suggestions on how to get there - we are not driving in Canada.
26 February 2016|
Response from BritanniaMine | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, we have a couple options if you do not have a car. Landsea Tours & Adventures offers a Sea to Sky Tour that departs Vancouver daily and includes admission to the Britannia Mine Museum, the new Sea to Sky... More