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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, British Columbia V0N 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here with our 3.5 year old and 6.5 month old. We all really enjoyed the indoor part of the museum, and the video (about 15min, in a neat theatre where our son could move about!). It was very quiet here on a cloudy...More

Thank Crystal M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stop by on our way back to Vancouver, we were a bit rushed as we didn't have a lot of time to explore the grounds before our 3 PM tour (last tour of the day). The stories of how these miner worked and lived were...More

Thank 859TK
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We were just driving back to where we were staying in Vancouver after doing the Sea To Sky Gondola. when we thought we'd see if we had time to do look round Britannia Mine Museum as my partner's uncle had recommended it. We got to...More

Thank emtrey
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Definitely worth a visit! The informations and the tour were very interesting. The guide was nice and fun, and good at interacting with visitors. Also, we got to pan for gold before we left! Didn't find a lot though...

Thank Gloria M
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Very interesting presentations, pictures and tour of this mine by people who worked there, exhibits including photos.

Thank Simon D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Interesting visit and talk about how this mine was operated ... worth a visit on the way to Squamish

Thank JoanneTony
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This is well worth a visit. Kids love panning for gold and getting on the train in the tunnels. Not really suitable for elderly people.

Thank ritac
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable tour into the mountain to a mine tunnel, interesting topic, great guide and amazing building. Gold panning at the end was lots of fun!

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Especially if you have children from 8-16 who are at least a little bit thoughtful about history, this is a must, must, must. Once the largest mine in the Empire with over 125 miles of tunnels, this mine at its peak supplied 17% of the...More

Thank NedMorgan
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Amazingly well preserved piece of Architect and Engineering from the time. Main building it self doesn't look old enough to judge from outside. Conveniently located just off the main road (actually you can see the building from the road) going to or coming back from...More

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Cuong N
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
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