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Britannia Mine Museum

1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, British Columbia V0N 1J0, Canada
+1 604-896-2233
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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 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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gold panning” (52 reviews)
“train ride” (45 reviews)
“our tour guide” (33 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, British Columbia V0N 1J0, Canada
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+1 604-896-2233
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to take your family, especially kids. There is a tour of the old copper mine and the mine productions buildings. After the tour, the kids can pan for gold. The gift shop offers several items from local artists.

Thank rtpaynetx
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall this is an interesting place to visit. It really help put the mining industry into perspective. The exhibits are of a high quality. The tour is decent and the tour guide was knowledgeable. The drive up their is picturesque. What I thought needed improvement...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

OK - a museum about mining didn't sound hugely exciting to me, but it was a cloudy day in Squamish and our 8 YO loves anything with a train - bonus points for one underground. As it turns out, our guide was fantastic and the...More

Thank Stacey S
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Didn't even realise this place was there until we were driving past and saw the massive dumper truck parked by the road. My wife is really interesting in this sort of thing so we popped in for a look. There's a very interesting tour that...More

Thank Nelly59CR
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

Great place to stop if you are travelling the Sea to Sky highway. I read the "terrible" comments made by other reviewers and our experience was nothing like those. Not sure what people expect - a 2 mile underground journey carrying a canary in a...More

Thank Richardson37
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

I've driven through here for more years than I'll admit to here. It's always been a slow spot in the road to Squamish and Whistler. This time we were meandering and decided to take a break and check it out. Three hours later we were...More

Thank Larry B
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We visited the mine as part of a Landsea coach trip. We were very impressed with the presentation by the young lady, whose name was Ashley I think. She was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. She was able to answer all the questions put to her....More

Thank TravelBedfordshire
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BritanniaMine, Manager at Britannia Mine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Hello! Thanks so much for your review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience! ...new things coming next summer. Hope you can visit again. Kat

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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
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Tania0572
February 26, 2016|
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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
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