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Britannia Mine Museum

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Address: 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, British Columbia V0N 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 1-604-896-2233
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: It was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Today, the...
It was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Today, the 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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Fun while learning about History

It was so interesting so see what it was like to work and live at the mine. There was once a whole town for the mine with the only way in and out by boat. You not only learn... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It was so interesting so see what it was like to work and live at the mine. There was once a whole town for the mine with the only way in and out by boat. You not only learn about the mine but the live of the miners and there families. Great displays and knowledgeable staff. Nice way to spend... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was our first visit and was recommended by our neighbor. Yes, I have to admit that the entrance fee is a little pricey for a family of 2 adults and 2 kids (below 12) for $95.55 (plus tax). The in-house short movie was good and informative. My kids enjoyed that. The train ride into the tunnel was explained well... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great little stop and educational break. Learned a lot about the history and had a great tour. Well worth the time and money and a good break for the family!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have driven past this place on our way to Whistler lots of times and always meant to stop. The tour was relatively short but great getting to go in to the mine and see where the work actually happened. Kids loved panning for gold after the tour. It was slightly expensive for what it was though.

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Furry Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The place is nice to stop mid way .. Shops are interesting and cheap .. Arts are nice for souvenir... Jewelry also nice and the shops are selling good stuffs

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Offers an informative and worthwhile tour of the mine and the mill. You get to rock a stylish hard hat and go on a short train ride through the tunnels! Seeing it through the eyes of a miner back in the early days was quite neat. Some of the old buildings weren't open to the public, but the exhibits that... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Enjoyed the tour so informative enjoyed the trip inside the mine and the rest of the exhibits something a bit different

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

An excellent museum showcasing the history and lives of those connected with the copper mine. Great trip on the train into the mine and loads of machines and equipment to ponder. The Mill is impressive and explanation of the processes involved in converting the rock into copper was good. Sadly the machinery and processes could not be observed in the... More 

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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this very interesting museum, including a short underground tour.With a very impressive large production facility,now obviously not in service,but it shows the scale of bygone operations

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British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This Museum is ideally located just 45 minutes north of Vancouver along the scenic Sea to Sky highway that eventually leads to world re-known Whistler BC. For those heading to Squamish or Whistler BC, this is the perfect place to stop for a break and visit this beautiful historic site. Brought back to life, the Museum celebrates the achievements and... More 

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Additional Information about Britannia Mine Museum

Address: 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, British Columbia V0N 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: 1-604-896-2233
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Britannia Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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