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Britannia Mine Museum General Admission

Britannia Beach, Canada

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  • 1 to 3 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Take a trip through history as you experience the life of a miner with this admission ticket and guided tour of the Britannia Mine Museum. This historic copper mine, situated between Whistler and Vancouver, has been in operation since the early 20th century. Get a fascinating look at mining’s evolution over the years, as told by the museum's collection of interactive exhibits, films, and hands-on activities, try your hand at gold panning, immerse yourself in the award-winning multi-sensory BOOM! Show and take a ride on the mine train as you travel inside a real mine tunnel.
  • 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
  • Rumble aboard The Underground train as it rolls through an historic mining tunnel
  • Immerse yourself in the award-winning multi-sensory BOOM! Show in the Historic Mill#3 Building

What's Included

  • BOOM! A live-action experience in the historic Mill
  • Guided Underground Mine Tour
  • Gold Panning "you find it, you claim it!"
  • Interactive Exhibits and Mineral Gallery
  • Panoramic Views
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to or from Vancouver

What To Expect

Take a deep dive into the history of mining in Canada with this admission and guided tour at the Britannia Mine Museum. Learn about the history of this fascinating industry through a series of interactive exhibits and through your knowledgeable tour guides.

This National Historic Site and Canadian Signature Experience offers an award-winning museum on the location of what was once one of the largest copper mines in the British Empire.

Immerse yourself in the museum’s collection of displays, hands-on exhibits, and films, learning about the rich history of this unique industry. Then climb aboard the museum’s on-site mine train, which will take you on a trip inside one of the former mining tunnels. Along the way, your guide will share stories about the mine’s colorful past.

Continue inside the sprawling mill building to see BOOM! and learn about the inner-workings of one of the last-remaining gravity-fed mills in North America. Finish your tour with a chance to pan for gold at the museum’s gold-panning station, taking home any of your lucky finds. General Admission is timed entry including the guided underground tour and BOOM! When booking, choose the entry time o your choice. You are welcome to spend as long as you like onsite.

Britannia Mine Museum

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • 45-min guided tours are offered throughout the day (Check website for current hours)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please arrive onsite 15 minutes prior to your entry time
  • The underground tour is NOT WHEELCHAIR or STROLLER accessible. The rest of our site is.
  • We recommend booking your tour time in advance. We cannot guarantee availability unless it is booked in advance.
  • Reservations can be made online up to 12 hour prior to a tour time
  • The Underground Tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible
  • Please do not visit if you are showing any signs of Covid-19 symptoms
  • To access the underground train tour you will need to climb 48 stairs
  • Most travelers can participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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121 reviews
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Britannia Mining Museum is a Must
Joy_B, Mar 2023
I took my 3 grandchildren ages 10, 12, and 16. We all thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Their Favorite was the last part the Boom. It was so well done and we all said we would like to go again. This is right in our doorstep as we live in Squamish and drive past all the time but have never gone in. Why? Should have gone before but now we will. Great place and all is very well done. Thank you all for all your hard work
Worth going to the Mine!
Sandra_B, Aug 2022
Boom and under ground tour we’re very interactive, fun, and educational, even for my teenagers. We loved everything! Was one of the best “museums” I’ve been to.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Would recommend.
Amber_D, Jul 2022
Holly the guide was awesome. Boom show explained everything very well. Fun to gold pan with the kids.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Britannia Mine Tour
patrickmelnyk, Jul 2022
Wonderful experience! This is more than a museum, the tunnel ride and light show at the end of the tour was great. Our guide Kate was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I recommend this tour for all ages.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wendy_M, Jul 2022
was a better experience for kids than the adults ... story was good, activities were limited, the train into the mine was extremely short and daylight was always visible
1 traveler found this review helpful
Britannia Mine Museum well worth a visit!
Arlene_L, Jun 2022
The Boom movie experience, underground mine tour, and exhibits were all very well done and extremely interesting.
Nina_M, May 2022
We had an Excellent tour guide (Mae) and so much fun in each part of the experience....we will be back again for sure :) Great for adults and kids alike, finished up gold panning and found some treasure! The Mill 3 interactive show was the highlight for me!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Informative and fun
carlie_b, Apr 2022
The tunnel was so cool, wish you could go a bit deeper in there but safety first. Loved learning about the mines as I didn’t know much at all about them before.
Amazing experience🤗
Denise_S, Mar 2022
Gréât host. He was very knowledgeable, animated and friendly. The whole experience was enjoyed greatly by the whole family.
great experience
Dongki_K, Mar 2022
underground train tour was great. I wish more people come and visit there and remember and know better about the history.
A fun history
Catherine_G, Jan 2022
A valuable insight into the history of this area. The hardships and the isolation of the community was evident, and the devastation when the mine was closed.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you for your review.
Britannia Mine Museum is a must see .
Heidi_B, Sep 2021
I went with my 11.5 year old Grandson and my 8.5 years old Granddaughter, we had a great day, and they loved every, but the best part for them was the gold panning. I am very impressed with everything. It was a great experience for us. Thank you Heidi
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi Heidi, thank you for your review. I'm glad you and your grandchildren had a wonderful visit to the museum. We always get feedback that it's a great place for all ages, so thank you for the review.
Cheryl_C, Aug 2021
Educational and lots of fun for children. The train ride was short but kept their attention with the talks and demonstrations.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thanks for your visit, Cheryl!
Excellent pleasantly surprised
Ellaina_S, Aug 2021
Very well put together museum ! Interesting for everyone ! Great value ! Definitely worth the trip !
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thanks so much for your visit, Ellaina, and your review!
Informative & fun
Candy_L, Jul 2021
We loved the boom interactive video ot was wonderful kept my kiddos attention. The staff was amazing as well.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
We're so pleased you and the family had fun. Thanks for your visit, and for taking the time to review us.
Steven_K, Oct 2020
The staff were friendly and our tour guide in the mine was very funny, while being informative at the same time. We also loved the "Boom" show.
Amazing memories of the mine town
Vanforeigner, Oct 2020
It was a great chance to talk about mine in the 20th century with my kids. A gentle, awesome guide welcomed us and told about his story in the town during the train tour. Thank you!
Sarah_C, Sep 2020
The underground tour was very informative and fun, especially the train ride. Gift shop is nice but service could use a bit of improvement 🤔. All in all, a great place to visit 👍
Surprisingly impressive!
Lana_D, Aug 2020
Allow two hours to really enjoy all the information. Precook you’re tour or the underground tour may be booked. Nice mix of activities and static displays. Don’t miss ‘Boom’ You will leave with new understanding of what we use everyday that is one Ted to mining. Gift store is beautiful!
enjoyed our day
KathyHibbs, Jun 2019
we enjoyed our trip to the mine and the new BOOM show. Our 11 yr old grandson also really enjoyed it and we all learned a lot. We were surprised to learn how many of our everyday items contain copper and other mined minerals. It was also meaningful as I have a family member who worked on the mines in the 1920-30's.


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