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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
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1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, British Columbia V0N 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

if you are like me - read a lot about mines and never visited one-then ,this is the time ,,,very good experience,excellent explanation and nice experience ,i highly recommend it

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit in nearly eight years and I had noticed a few improvements coming in. They had opened a new visitor centre with a exhibits and a movie theatre showing a short film detailing the history and community of Britannia Beach. Other...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds of the Britannia Mine Museum are very interesting and they have several buildings to explore. The highlight is the Mine Train tour as well as the Mine Building number 3. If you have a few hours take some time to visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience. We truly enjoyed our visit to Britannia Mine. The tour was very enjoyable and informative. You get to ride a small train into a short area of the mine. Please be aware there is some walking involved. The exhibits were very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here while driving the sea-to-sky Highway. What a treat! Admission is about $30 for adults but well worth it. We started out watching a short film about Brittania’s history. Then continued through the exhibits of gems and gold. We stopped shortly in the gold...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You get to appreciate how things came by and the difficulties people were facing to get copper mined in the old way. Raising awareness on how important it is to be mindful with environment too!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was a very good trip! the gold panning was the highlight of the trip! there's lots of gold and gems and its quite easy to find them

Thank limchinli
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a museum where the tour starts with a ride into the mine on a mine train and then explanations of mining at the rock face. Great for adults and children alike. The mill is especially interesting as are the displays in the original...More

Thank Leo F
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Really great visit! We accidentally stumbled across this on our way to whistler. We went down under the mines and had an interactive experience! If you like a little bit of culture and history this is a great tour - not over priced $30 an...More

Thank Kirsty P
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

We've driven past Britannia Mine Museum many times, but finally went in and did a tour today as part of a Landsea bus tour package. I'm so glad that we finally checked this place out, the grounds are gorgeous and there are many buildings to...More

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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
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Tania0572
February 26, 2016|
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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
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