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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“our tour guide” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, British Columbia V0N 1J0, Canada
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+1 604-896-2233
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Reviewed yesterday

Overall this is an interesting place to visit. It really help put the mining industry into perspective. The exhibits are of a high quality. The tour is decent and the tour guide was knowledgeable. The drive up their is picturesque. What I thought needed improvement...More

Thank Leigh G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

OK - a museum about mining didn't sound hugely exciting to me, but it was a cloudy day in Squamish and our 8 YO loves anything with a train - bonus points for one underground. As it turns out, our guide was fantastic and the...More

Thank Stacey S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't even realise this place was there until we were driving past and saw the massive dumper truck parked by the road. My wife is really interesting in this sort of thing so we popped in for a look. There's a very interesting tour that...More

Thank Nelly59CR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to stop if you are travelling the Sea to Sky highway. I read the "terrible" comments made by other reviewers and our experience was nothing like those. Not sure what people expect - a 2 mile underground journey carrying a canary in a...More

Thank Richardson37
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've driven through here for more years than I'll admit to here. It's always been a slow spot in the road to Squamish and Whistler. This time we were meandering and decided to take a break and check it out. Three hours later we were...More

Thank Larry B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the mine as part of a Landsea coach trip. We were very impressed with the presentation by the young lady, whose name was Ashley I think. She was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. She was able to answer all the questions put to her....More

Thank TravelBedfordshire
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BritanniaMine, Manager at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thanks so much for your review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! ...new things coming next summer. Hope you can visit again. Kat

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The grounds are impressive. The grounds and buildings contain interesting artifacts, although many are inadequately labeled. I found the mine tour disappointing. It consists of a mere 200' or so ride in a simulated mine car. Getting out of the car is difficult (because it...More

Thank johnpE908TO
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

Thank smrgeog
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Thank sphunt
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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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