5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

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  • Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Travel back in time and experience what it was like to be a miner with a visit to the famous Britannia Mine Museum. Situated between Vancouver and Whistler is Britannia Mine, British Columbia's historic copper mine community in the 1900s. This award-winning museum will give you an in-depth look at mining throughout the years. General admission tickets also include gold panning, plus a ride deep into a real mine!

Highlights

  • Visit the award-winning Britannia Mine Museum
  • Explore the state-of-the-art museum with many exhibits, films and hands-on activities
  • Take a ride on a mine train and go deep into an authentic mining tunnel
  • Learn how to pan for gold and then keep your findings!
  • Learn about the science and history of mining from knowledgeable tour guides

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What You Can Expect

Britannia Mine Museum General Admission

Gold Panning at the Britannia Mine Museum

While visiting Vancouver or Whistler, the Britannia Mine Museum is an attraction that shouldn't be missed. The Britannia Mine Museum is a National Historic Site and an award-winning museum, located on the Sea-to-Sky Highway between Vancouver and Whistler. Britannia Mine was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Today, the Britannia Mine Museum opens up the little-seen yet fascinating world of the historical mine industry.

Explore the numerous educational exhibits, films, displays and hands-on activities within the state-of-the-art museum. Then, just like miners did, climb aboard a mine train and rumble into a real mine tunnel. Your knowledgeable guide will transport you into the past; many of the guides actually worked at the mines before they closed in the 1970s!

Get a first-hand look at the history of mining as you discover the inner workings of the massive mill building, once the heartbeat of the Britannia community and today one of the last remaining gravity- fed mills in North America. After, learn how to mine gold at the gold-panning station and then take home the treasures you find!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

excellent and fun my 2 year old had a blast playing around and my wife and I enjoyed it immensly would recomend for anyone

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

Such a great experience! We really enjoyed our visit to the Britannia Mine Museum. It is right between Vancouver and Whistler and is located on the stunning Sea-to-Sky Highway. The exhibits and video at the museum were very interesting and the ride into the mine was amazing. It was so cool to go into an actual mine and the best part was learning about how mining has changed over the years and to see all the generations of equipment. Plus, they even turn off all the lights at one point to see how working in a mine really used to be. Our tour guide actually used to work at the mine in the 70s so he had a ton of great stories and insight. I can highly recommend a visit!
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