More than a Mine: Recreation in a Mining Town

  • May 20, 2022 - September 5, 2022
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Britannia Mine Museum
  • Address:
  • 150 Copper Drive
  • Britannia Beach, BC V8B 1J1
  • Admission: $36.95 adults, $33.95 Seniors, $28.95 Youth, $19.95 Child. 4 and under free
  • Phone: 604-896-2233 Ext 0
  • Contact: Tamsyn Jenkins

This summer, discover more about the life of Britannia’s community beyond the mine. Drawn from the museum’s collection and archives this exhibition will show how workers and their families spent their free time.

Life in a remote mining town isn’t easy. To live at Britannia meant to be separated from the world and work for the Mining Company. Thousands of people and families lived here during operations from 1904 to 1974. The residents developed a unique culture and traditions to strengthen their community and made Britannia an enjoyable place to live.

The company encouraged and invested in family-oriented activities for residents. As a result, participation in celebrations, clubs, and sports was essential to being part of social life. Britannia’s lively community was shaped by its unique social events. Explore the history of the Copper Queen, inter-town sports competitions, community clubs, and much more.

Britannia Mine Museum
May 20th to September 5th


More than a Mine: Recreation in a Mining Town
150 Copper Drive