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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
+1 604-896-2233
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank JoanneTony
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank s s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an unplanned trip because we were planning to go to Victoria for the day. There was only one ferry running and we did not want to get there at 5 AM so we decided to see the Britannia Mine Museum since we hadn't...More

Thank ca1842
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a must see once, but beyond that it is an over-priced attraction. You are provided a map of the accessible area upon payment/entry and able to walk around and view at your leisure. You are given a time slot for the mine train...More

Thank ElissaClaire
Reviewed 4 September 2017

At one time this was the largest copper mine in the Commonwealth-- and was producing ore for 70 years!!! It has been [& is constantly being enhanced] a museum for 40+ years. There are many building--- but the exhibits illustrating copper concentration and mining activities...More

Thank smdoctoroff
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We went with a 3 year old and wish we knew it would be not be worth a visit with young kids. It's oriented for adults. Kids would enjoy the train ride though it was 2 minutes or so. We also found the entrance fee...More

Thank dmwangi
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Took a 6-yr old and he really enjoyed it as did the adults. Jamie, out tour guide was excellent and his great-great-grandfather worked in the mine. Several stairs to get to train at start of tour. Great movie about mine's history.

Thank BC-Lynda
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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
27 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