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Britannia Mine Museum

Open Now: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Britannia Mine Museum General Admission
From US$22.95*
Britannia Mine Museum General Admission
From US$22.95*
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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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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 2 weeks ago

My fiance and I were travelling back home on the sunday and decided to stop by the museum to see a piece of Canadian history. The tour itself was super informative and fun for all ages. The tour guide was a blast(pun intended), and she...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoshandAllie
BritanniaMine, Manager at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again in 2019 for our new Mill Show.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited as part of Lawrence tours. You get taken inside the mine itself by a small rail car and get to experience the dark damp cramped conditions of this amazing mine which at one time was one of the largest in the world. There...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank gam8le
BritanniaMine, Owner at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to hear you had a good time! Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed October 22, 2018

Did this tour with Our Elders from Sumas First Nation. I had never been in a mine and found it to be fascinating. I am 65 and didn't find it to bad but some of the others found the hills and stairs tough.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Continuous I am in doubt about the valuation for this museum. It is somewhere between 2 and 4 stars. Why? It is an icon in the nations history. It is unique and very informative. But it is also the feast of the missed chances. Why...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tripZeist
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Hard to imagine a more conveniently located mine tour/museum to the masses. I was a little surprized by the high price of entry but 2 hours later I felt we received good value and it's inspiring to see how $ at the gate are actually...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 917murrayc
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a good stop on the way between Vancouver and Whistler. The tour is very interesting. We learned a lot about the history of the mine, mining in general and way the environmental issues are being corrected. The train into the mines was the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TedM1979
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This is a good place to stop off on the Whistler road. It is full of information about the copper mining trade from the earliest of times. There is a short tram ride in then a guided tour of the rest of the site. Tours...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Festie
BritanniaMine, Manager at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks for stopping by!

Reviewed September 24, 2018

britannia mine is a great place to spend the day! it's a great experience to learn about the gold rush too. my favourite part is gold panning because there's a good amout of tiny gems and gold and it's not to hard to find.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank limchinli
BritanniaMine, Manager at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thanks for visiting! We hope to see you again.

Reviewed September 13, 2018

Another one of those things where you are just driving down the road and this attraction pops up. We decided to stop and we are glad we did. You get to ride a little train underground (not far) and the guide does a good job...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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BritanniaMine, Manager at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2018

Thank you for your review! We're glad you made the stop as well. :)

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here because it is five minutes away from the Sea To Sky Gondola. For an unexpected stop it was surprising that I hadn’t heard of this place. There are several buildings to wander through that talk about the mine operations and the life...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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