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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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  • Average3%
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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 3 days ago

A great opportunity to learn about the local history. Not only was the tour very informative and exciting, the surrounding exhibits such as the ABC of Britannia, panning for gold and also the Carbon exhibit really added to the whole experience. The tour guide also...More

Thank Ken I
Reviewed 6 days ago

Short sweet tour of the Britannia copper mines! The tour is very educational and our guide was super nice. The whole complex is a hidden gem of learning and activities for the whole family and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. You can pan for gold...More

Thank Exsold
BritanniaMine, Guest Relations Manager at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for the review. We're happy to hear that you had a great experience at the mine.

Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 5 of us in our group ranging in age from 50's to teens. We all loved this tour and exhibit!! Our guide was fantastic, entertaining and knowledgeable about every aspect of this mine. The mine suggests 90 min to enjoy the exhibits and...More

Thank minnesota1215
BritanniaMine, Guest Relations Manager at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for visiting the mine! We are all very proud to know that you had an excellent time at the Museum and that it was an adventure for the whole family.

Reviewed 1 week ago

There were 4 of us, including 2 kids, 11 and 13. The tour was great fun and interesting. Our guide, Adam, made the tour very interesting as well as fun. You go into the mine on a smal train and get shown the conditions the...More

Thank Mark A
BritanniaMine, Guest Relations Manager at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for visiting the Britannia Mine Museum. We are so glad that you had a great time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great exhibit and tour. In addition to some very nice displays and a video history, the ticket price includes a tour of the mine. You take a little train into a short tunnel and see the equipment and get a sense of what it was...More

Thank Nardosmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many others here, stopped by on my way to Vancouver from Whistler and made it in time for the next tour. There's a short film at the start that gets you familiar with the history of the place and for someone who loves old...More

Thank Shilpa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a guided tour of the museum that costs about $15 per person. It takes over an hour. You will be loaded on a small train and go inside the mountain making several stops where the guide explains the kind of work that the...More

Thank jankon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the train ride into a shaft for demos of drilling, mucking, and head lamp lighting. Saw how dark a mine could be. Then tour of the huge copper mill. And panned for gold.

Thank pxsmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way from Vancouver to Whistler. It's right along the main road so keep an eye for it! I wasn't overly keen to go but others were and it turned out to be a lot better than expected! The main tour via...More

Thank sophs428
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Totally enjoyed this museum. It had a self guided portion and then a tour guided portion. It would be great for families as there was lots of hands on displays for kids.

Thank Debra M
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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
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