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Britannia Mine Museum General Admission
from $23.50*
Britannia Mine Museum General Admission
from $23.50*
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“train ride”(46 reviews)
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, British Columbia V0N 1J0, Canada
+1 604-896-2233
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Another one of those things where you are just driving down the road and this attraction pops up. We decided to stop and we are glad we did. You get to ride a little train underground (not far) and the guide does a good job...More

Thank sduskett
BritanniaMine, Manager at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! We're glad you made the stop as well. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here because it is five minutes away from the Sea To Sky Gondola. For an unexpected stop it was surprising that I hadn’t heard of this place. There are several buildings to wander through that talk about the mine operations and the life...More

Thank Michelle P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second visit to this museum and it still captures my imagination. The guided tour takes you through history in the mine, its community, its people and the function of the mine itself. Well worth the visit for the insight into a small...More

Thank tinap8112018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I learned a lot about mining and the effects it has on the area and the people for years to come. I had an uncle in the coal mining business so it was fascinating to experience what it was like underground for the workers.

Thank Anna Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started out with a train ride into the mine after watching a short video of the mine and its towns. The tour guide was super--she explained the history of the mine and what the miners did, including hardships and family life, throughout the years...More

Thank Irene G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is the first museum during one month of exploring museums every day as a professional - that was both arrogant and ”never EVER” had heard about the international council of museums (ICOM)-card. The reception was the worst ever.

Thank torunekstrand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a little disappointed with the tour. It could be so much more. The initial ride on the train was very short and the rest of the tour was on foot. The lady who guided us was very knowledgeable but the whole experience could...More

Thank Ian H
Reviewed August 11, 2018

This was a great way to spend the afternoon...tour into the mountain via mine car was interesting...the guide really knew her stuff and kept everyone entertained...once the tour was over...only a few more things to do....gold panning was fun...museum was also well put together ...overall...something...More

Thank 114darrylp
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Good overview provided on the tour. Not too much detail for younger people but maybe not enough for those who want more insight. Fascinating exhibits and a good couple of hours spent seeing how things used to be. Worth a visit whilst travelling but not...More

Thank Cptnahab4
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Very well explained and displayed, for all ages.....we had 5 / 7 and 9 year old children with us and they all understood and enjoyed the visit! Covers also some of the ecological aspects of mining.

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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
February 26, 2016|
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