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Britannia Mine Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Britannia Mine Museum General Admission
From $23.96*
Britannia Mine Museum General Admission
From $23.96*
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“train ride”(45 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
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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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All reviews gold panning train ride tour guide pan for gold copper mine all ages sea to sky highway many times on site rainy day copper mining hard hats real gold well worth the visit short film whole experience great visit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great visit with the kids 9 and 6. Higher production value than coal mine tours in southern Alberta, but the mine tour was more superficial. So pros and cons. Gold panning was fun and the kids found some pyrite and gold leaf. Wish...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gazorninplat
BritanniaMine, Manager at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and for sharing your feedback!

Reviewed February 12, 2019

It was an hour well spent. We stopped on a very cold day which limited our time spent out the outdoor displays. Good experience to view the inside of a mine and how copper is identified and removed. Good to see that they are environmentally...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Went with my gf and brother. It was a rainy day so we popped up from Vancouver. You initially go on a little train and are taught about how to mine etc and what went on. Although good I thought it was a little on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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BritanniaMine, Manager at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2019

Thanks for visiting and for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed November 27, 2018

My fiance and I were travelling back home on the sunday and decided to stop by the museum to see a piece of Canadian history. The tour itself was super informative and fun for all ages. The tour guide was a blast(pun intended), and she...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoshandAllie
BritanniaMine, Manager at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2018

Thanks so much for stopping by! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again in 2019 for our new Mill Show.

Reviewed November 25, 2018

We visited as part of Lawrence tours. You get taken inside the mine itself by a small rail car and get to experience the dark damp cramped conditions of this amazing mine which at one time was one of the largest in the world. There...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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BritanniaMine, Owner at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Great to hear you had a good time! Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed October 22, 2018

Did this tour with Our Elders from Sumas First Nation. I had never been in a mine and found it to be fascinating. I am 65 and didn't find it to bad but some of the others found the hills and stairs tough.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Continuous I am in doubt about the valuation for this museum. It is somewhere between 2 and 4 stars. Why? It is an icon in the nations history. It is unique and very informative. But it is also the feast of the missed chances. Why...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Hard to imagine a more conveniently located mine tour/museum to the masses. I was a little surprized by the high price of entry but 2 hours later I felt we received good value and it's inspiring to see how $ at the gate are actually...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a good stop on the way between Vancouver and Whistler. The tour is very interesting. We learned a lot about the history of the mine, mining in general and way the environmental issues are being corrected. The train into the mines was the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

This is a good place to stop off on the Whistler road. It is full of information about the copper mining trade from the earliest of times. There is a short tram ride in then a guided tour of the rest of the site. Tours...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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BritanniaMine, Manager at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thanks for stopping by!

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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