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Britannia Mine Museum: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, British Columbia V0N 1J0, Canada
+1 604-896-2233
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The museum is well worth the entrance fee. It is both informative and interesting to see how the copper mine created such a community and what an impact it had when it closed in November 1974. The mine train ride and the explanation of how...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need about 2 hours here and make sure you go into the mine itself on the train, check out all the buildings, lots to read and see. The history is quite interesting, as well as the show Boom!. It was worth the money as...More

Thank sherrielis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Today a group of Seniors from Chilliwack toured the mine with Marianne as our guide. She told us she had only been doing that since August, but she was a natural. She was very knowledgeable, vibrant and outgoing. Keep her around- she is very good...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank sandyV6893ZP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had always passed this place on our way up to whistler. But if you have time it really is something to see. The tour is amazing and the show they put on after really gives you a feel of what this place was like...More

Thank colethorton1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip to the Britannia Mine was great fun. Started with a short train ride into the mine shaft with a fun guide explaining the history of the mine and then we were treated to a film complete with special effects showing how the copper...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great, well restored mine into a museum. Good underground tour and two excellent shows. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank William C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are many things to do at the Britannia Mine Museum. There are exhibits about mining, panning for gold, train ride through the mountain, and a movie named “BOOM!” I loved seeing the old pictures of life in the mining company towns. Probably the most...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mmarymomm
Reviewed September 15, 2019

This was the perfect activity for an overcast day in Squamish. I'm so happy we experienced this museum! My son and I enjoyed panning for gold. The museum provides a list of different gems you can find while panning, and trust me, it's easy to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Reviewed September 5, 2019

Stopped here for a short break on the way to Whistler. Didnt manage to go to the mine museum but did go to Britannia Beach to stretch the legs.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank theone789
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Hands on gold panning and the train trip through the tunnels my 10 and 12 year old grand kids loved the experience .

Date of experience: March 2019
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Cuong N
February 3, 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
February 26, 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