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  • Address: 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, BC V0N 1J0, Canada
  • Hours: Daily 9am-6pm
  • Admission: Adults $25; seniors/youth $21; kids 5-12 $17

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Britannia Mine Museum Tours

From 1900 to 1974, the Britannia Mine was a major copper source on the eastern shore of Howe Sound, and until the railway and highway were constructed in 1965, Britannia was an isolated community. Today, the site's museum, housed in the original mine buildings, is both a National Historic Site of Canada and a Canadian Tourism Commission Signature Experience. 

Whether chugging into an early haulage tunnel aboard a mine train or panning for gold (keep what you find!), you'll discover the mine's rich history. It's Mill 3 that leaves most visitors speechless; the massive cathedral-like interior was once considered the heartbeat of the community because it’s where ore was produced before being shipped off to nearby ports.

The mine closed in 1974, and by 1978, it was sold to a real estate company that realized its potential as a tourism attraction along the rapidly developing corridor now known as the Sea-to-Sky Highway.

Practical Info

The Britannia Mine Museum is located in Britannia Beach, just 34 miles (55 km) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, along the Sea-to-Sky Highway. It is open year-round, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

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Britannia Mine Museum General Admission, Squamish, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Britannia Mine Museum General Admission

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

Location: Britannia Beach, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $24.11
Full-Day Sea to Sky Private Tour from Vancouver with Gondola, Vancouver, Museum Tickets & Passes
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 4

Full-Day Sea to Sky Private Tour from Vancouver with Gondola

Wilderness is just around the corner from the busy Vancouver city core. Travel along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway on this private tour and get in touch with ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $284.16
Sea to Sky Highway Day Trip from Vancouver: Shannon Falls, Britannia Mine and Gondola Ride, ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Sea to Sky Highway Day Trip from Vancouver: Shannon Falls, Britannia Mine and Gondola Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 46 Reviews

Immerse yourself in British Columbia’s rugged mountainous beauty on this tour from Vancouver to the natural and historical attractions along the Sea to Sky ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $100.62
Private Tour: Sea to Sky Corridor Adventure, Vancouver, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private Tour: Sea to Sky Corridor Adventure

On this 8-hour tour, adventure meets education with the Sea to Sky's most popular attractions. You will make stops at Horseshoe Bay, Britannia Mine, Shannon ...  Read more

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $898.28

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