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“Amazing place to visit with lots of entertainment”

Britannia Mine Museum
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$288.91*
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Full-Day Sea to Sky Private Tour from Vancouver with Gondola
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Britannia Mine Museum General Admission
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$112.35*
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Private Tour: Britannia Mine Museum, Shannon Falls and Eagle Habitat from...
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed January 23, 2013

I would highly recommend you visit this attraction at least once. The cost seems high, but it is well worth the stop! Make sure you go on the mine tour and check out all of the buildings.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Our 3 yr old really loved wearing the hard hat and taking the train into the mine - a little loud though. Very interesting for the adults to hear about the history of the mine. The panning for gold activity was fun as well!

Thank spud0018
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

The tour guide was fun and was an employee of the mine when it was still running. My son(11 years old), loved the tour, and learning about the different aspects of minerals, mining, etc....Set aside at least 1-2 hours for this.

Thank Etienne L
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

My husband and I took 3 kids ages 8, 11 and 12. We all found it real interesting. Kids loved experiencing the tunnels and learning about the drills, explosives and some other surprising facts. Two of the girls did the outside panning for gold. The water is warm and they managed to find some gold flakes and amethyst. The youngest was a little cold and stayed inside looking at the rocks. We went in December on a rainy day. Warm jackets and runners or other stable shoes and maybe a pair of gloves. Bring your camera there is many things to photograph.

Thank BonniePortCoquitlam
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

A perfect activity for a wet, cold day and one that appeals to the whole family. Enough history and mining factoids for adults with lots of hands on for the kids. The actual underground tour is relatively short as it passes through a single tunnel, but there's lots to see & hear. The guide demonstrates the loud (as in cover your ears) "widow maker" drill; explains the "honey wagon"; & extinguishes the lights to create utter blackness before lighting a single candle and then a carbide lamp. The Historic Mill has steps that ascend forever.........too bad you can't climb them!
I especially enjoyed the old movie clips of the Copper Queen parade (c. 1939) and various sports day competitions (including diving; obtacle race; & greased flag pole) in the old Admin Building.

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