Britannia Mine Museum

Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach: Hours, Address, Britannia Mine Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Britannia Mine Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Rumble aboard The Underground train as it rolls through an historic mining haulage tunnel. Push up your sleeves at our Gold Panning Pavilion and keep what you find! Immerse yourself in the live-action, multi-sensory experience of BOOM! Learn about minerals, the copper extraction process and what life was like back in the day as the mill building is brought back to life. Britannia Mine Museum opens up a little-seen world that fascinates all ages, offering awe-inspiring sights and memorable family experiences. Take a step back in time at this award-winning attraction and National Historic Site. Located along the beautiful Sea to Sky corridor between Squamish and Vancouver. Advanced booking recommended due to limited daily tours. Covid-19 Protocols BC Government and WorkSafeBC recommended safety protocols have been implemented onsite including, Increased Site Sanitization Social Distancing Indicators and Restricted Tour Times
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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from CA$38.80
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Shelley M
1 contribution
Apr. 2022 • Family
We had such a fun day. Beautiful drive up the highway (took us about an hour to get there). We reserved tickets in advance (highly recommend you do that - tickets do sell out). Huge open space for kids to really stretch their legs. The whole site is beautifully restored and maintained and the new Boom! show is so well done. This was actually our 2nd visit this year ... After such a good experience the first time, we bought a seasons pass. Great full-day outing. We'll make it back at least once more before our season pass runs out!
Written April 19, 2022
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bjr777
Ontario90 contributions
Great for all ages. Educational and enjoyable. Well guided. Really enjoyed the intro movie and the Boom show.

Mine tour was interesting even for a 4 year old.

Kids loved the panning for gold.
Written March 20, 2022
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Spencer M
4 contributions
Really impressed with the polish of this place. Just stopped in on a whim as we drove by and it was clear that they did a lot of work to make this place better. The new production in the mill was really well done and executed flawlessly. Interesting and well worth admission.
Written March 2, 2022
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Vancity Adventure
Vancouver, Canada62 contributions
Aug. 2021
Exploring the historic britannia mines underground tour is truely EPIC. Britannia Mine Museum is a National Historic Site located along the Sea to Sky Highway between Vancouver and Whistler. We love these adventures of Vancity Adventure
Written November 12, 2021
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Pioneer46033478057
Thank you for your EPIC review! I will make sure to pass it onto our staff.
Written November 15, 2021
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Geraldine F
Enderby171 contributions
Oct. 2021
We found the site an excellent venue to learn about the impact copper mining had on the BC economy as well as the Canadian economy. The bonus was to experience mining sounds & smells!
Written October 16, 2021
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Pioneer46033478057
Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us.
Written November 15, 2021
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Geraldine F
Enderby171 contributions
Oct. 2021
An excellent venue for everyone to learn about the impact of copper mining in British Columbia & Canada.
Written October 16, 2021
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Pioneer46033478057
Thank you for your review, we are glad you had a great day visiting the museum.
Written October 18, 2021
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CasaRoscoe
Ottawa, Canada145 contributions
Oct. 2021
We were a family of four heading back to Vancouver from Whistler. Having previously toured mine museums around the world we were initially a bit disappointed with the short duration of the mine train trip, but that all was forgotten when our guide began a terrific discussion of mining conditions and equipment used in the Britannia Mine. It was informative, interesting and amusing. Back down at ground level we were blown away by the mill, made even more spectacular by the extremely well done Boom! live action experience. We were also fascinated by all the exhibits in the Administration building, All told, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and the tour was a great way to spend a couple of hours.
Written October 13, 2021
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Pioneer46033478057
Thank you for your detailed review. We are glad you were able to stop and enjoy the museum.
Written October 14, 2021
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Canucksontheloose
Victoria, Canada621 contributions
Jul. 2021
This place is well laid-out and thoughtfully presented -- I was impressed by the tour guide in the mine and the different buildings with insightful information about the mining community and how isolating and hard it was to live there. If you are gung-ho about the underground train through the mine tunnel, sadly it was slow and short-lived but the demos were loud and impressive. While history-lovers will enjoy the education and exhibits, kids will like the interactive "panning for gold" (heck, I even enjoyed it!), photo ops with big tractors and small play area. We all enjoyed the BOOM! experience and appreciated the beauty that surrounds this National Historic Site. The admission is very pricey but "cheaper" with a family rate. We spent a good 2+ hours here. Covid protocols are in place -- they even passed out masks to visitors who didn't bring them (needed inside the mine).
Written October 13, 2021
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Pioneer46033478057
Thank you for your detailed review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum.
Written October 14, 2021
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wardgarner
Castro Valley, CA549 contributions
Oct. 2021
I am not sure what we expected, but we didn't expect to have such an informative and enjoyable time. Our guide on the tour was very knowledgeable. Going into the old mill for the "boom" experience was terrific. Start at the Visitor's Center and watch the short introductory film. It will enhance your experience. There is a short time in the mine and then the mill itself. Young children will love this experience, as well as adults.
Written October 5, 2021
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Pioneer46033478057
Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum! A great place for young and old.
Written October 14, 2021
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moreen k
5 contributions
We visited for a tour on Saturday sept 25th . It was such an amazing experience. So so informative and the staff were so nice . Big shoutout to our guide Angie 🌺she was so kind and absolutely loves her job.
It did make us a little emotional towards the end to actually see how hard it was for all the mine workers and get a feel of how things were back then ❤️Don’t think twice . Just go and experience this beautiful place 👍👍👍
Written September 26, 2021
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Pioneer46033478057
Thank you for your review. Love the hearts! Make sure you take a look at the video on Facebook of Angie building the whale at our Ore and Orca exhibit!
Written October 14, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Britannia Mine Museum

Britannia Mine Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Britannia Mine Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost C$39.54, while a popular guided tour starts around C$172.22 per person. See all 8 Britannia Mine Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

Britannia Mine Museum can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 8 Britannia Mine Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor