Britannia Mine Museum

  • 1 Forbes Way
  • Britannia Beach, BC V0N 1J0
  • Phone: 604.896.2233, Toll Free: 1.800.896.4044

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Britannia Mine Museum opens up a little-seen world that fascinates all ages, turning out awe-inspiring sights and memorable family experiences.

- Rumble aboard our underground train as it rolls into authentic mining tunnels.

- Push up your sleeves and try our Gold Panning Pavilion where you can keep what you find.

- Explore 10 acres of historic buildings.

- BOOM!, an immersive, live-action special effects experience inside the historic Mill No. 3 building.

- Learn and engage with our interactive exhibits.

- Take a tour with informative but informal tour guides sharing fun facts about mining, history and life at Britannia.

Find us on the Sea to Sky Highway 10 minutes south of Squamish or 45 minutes north of Vancouver.

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  • Maximum Group Size: 140
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  • Year Last Renovated: 2019
  • Year Opened: 1974

Facility Info

  • Largest Room 150

May 20, 2022 - September 5, 2022

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… more

September 17, 2022

Britannia Mine Museum’s annual Copper & Fire Arts community event is returning Saturday, September 17th featuring talented local BC artists and their unique metal and earthen crafts. The event celebrates the arts and visitors can come experience the unique and creative ways minerals from the Earth can be showcased through art. The family-friendly Copper & Fire Arts Event features earth-inspired jewellery, sculpture, copper work, gemstone art, pottery and painting, all inspired by the landscape, plant life and… more