ORE & ORCAS: A Recovering Ecosystem

  • September 20, 2023 - February 29, 2024
  • Recurring daily
  • Location: Britannia Mine Museum
  • Address:
  • 150 Copper Dr
  • Britannia Beach, BC V8B 1J1
  • Phone: +1 800-896-4044

Journey to the Terra Lab to explore this dynamic temporary exhibit. This unique display includes specimens from the Howe Sound ecosystem, including a real killer whale skeleton! 

Explore how copper contamination impacted the marine food chain from plankton to predators, and learn how remediation efforts now protect this ecosystem. In August 1997, the Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society found a deceased killer whale off the coast of Tofino, BC and with the help of the community brought her back to shore. The Society cleaned and preserved her bones and built it into a travelling killer whale education display to inspire and educate people about marine conservation.

Britannia Mine Museum

October 1 - February 2024

ORE & ORCAS: A Recovering Ecosystem
150 Copper Dr