Britannia Mine Museum General Admission

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Britannia Mine Museum General Admission
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Travel back in time and experience what it was like to be a miner with a visit to this famous Canadian Signature Experience. Situated between Vancouver and Whistler is the Britannia Mine Museum, British Columbia's historic copper mine community in the 1900s. This award-winning museum will give you an in-depth look at mining throughout the years. General admission tickets include BOOM! Britannia's band new live-action experience, gold panning, plus a ride deep into a real mine!
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In Brief

Location:
Britannia Beach, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
1 to 3 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Ideal choice for families
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Visit: Britannia Mine Museum, 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, British Columbia V0N 1J0 Canada

While visiting Vancouver or Whistler, the Britannia Mine Museum is an attraction that shouldn't be missed. The Britannia Mine Museum is a National Historic Site and an award-winning museum, located on the Sea-to-Sky Highway between Vancouver and Whistler. Britannia Mine was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Today, the Britannia Mine Museum opens up the little-seen yet fascinating world of the historical mine industry.

Explore the numerous educational exhibits, films, displays and hands-on activities within the state-of-the-art museum. Then, just like miners did, climb aboard a mine train and rumble into a real mine tunnel. Your knowledgeable guide will transport you into the past; many of the guides actually worked at the mines before they closed in the 1970s!

Get a first-hand look at the history of mining as you discover the inner workings of the massive mill building, once the heartbeat of the Britannia community and today one of the last remaining gravity- fed mills in North America. After, learn how to mine gold at the gold-panning station and then take home the treasures you find!

Inclusions

  • BOOM! A live-action experience in the historic Mill
  • Guided Underground Mine Tour
  • Gold Panning "you find it, you claim it!"
  • Interactive Exhibits and Mineral Gallery
  • Panoramic Views
  • Entry/Admission - Britannia Mine Museum

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to or from Vancouver

Departure Time

6/1/2019 - 4/30/2020

Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Departure Point

Britannia Mine Museum

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 45-min guided tours are offered throughout the day from 10am-5pm

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.81 out of 5 based on the last 16 recent reviews

Quite a fascinating tour in a beautiful part of the coastline - the train going into the mountain was my favourite! Also includes a demonstration of the ways miners used to work in the beginning and throughout - from old noisy drills to working in candlelight, including blowing the miners whistle at the end awesomely loud!. Ends with a quick tour in the huge 20 story building that you see as you drive past. Have ample time to investigate the remainder of the site - all very fascinating and well laid out.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2017
Excellent tour, fun, interesting, and knowledgeable. seeing the mine built right into the mountain was amazing.
• Submitted 29 Aug 2017
Had a wonderful and educational time. Who knew what a hard time miners had in the past i.e. working in the tunnels with candles. It was very well put together.
• Submitted 04 Aug 2017
My family and I want to compliment our tour guide Gord. He was friendly, yet professional, timely, courteous, knowledgable and upbeat. We really can tell that he enjoys being a tour guide. The tour to Whistler on Wednesday, 6/7 was a highlight of our trip.
• Submitted 09 Jun 2017
Great little train ride through the mine, with demonstrations and a wondrous tale of the history of this mine from extremely well informed guides. Loved it. Great break on the drive between Vancouver and Whistler.
• Submitted 24 Sep 2016
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 05 Jul 2016
We were there over 30 years ago. They've added more to the tour and opened another building which was very interesting.
• Submitted 22 Jun 2016
The tour guide was very passionate and knowledgeable. It can take a whole afternoon to see everything carefully.
• Submitted 12 Apr 2016
Doesn't look like much from the exterior but don't let that discourage you. Lots of fun for the entire family and really interesting too...
• Submitted 14 Aug 2015
We had a 9 year old and a 16 year old on this tour and they enjoyed it just as much as the adults! Highly recommend this trip and spending an hour or so in the self guided museum and gold panning area.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2015
We learned a lot about the history of mining here, and enjoyed panning for gold
• Submitted 29 Jun 2015
excellent and fun my 2 year old had a blast playing around and my wife and I enjoyed it immensly would recomend for anyone
• Submitted 16 Aug 2012
Such a great experience! We really enjoyed our visit to the Britannia Mine Museum. It is right between Vancouver and Whistler and is located on the stunning Sea-to-Sky Highway. The exhibits and video at the museum were very interesting and the ride into the mine was amazing. It was so cool to go into an actual mine and the best part was learning about how mining has changed over the years and to see all the generations of equipment. Plus, they even turn off all the lights at one point to see how working in a mine really used to be. Our tour guide actually used to work at the mine in the 70s so he had a ton of great stories and insight. I can highly recommend a visit!
• Submitted 22 Jun 2012
we enjoyed our trip to the mine and the new BOOM show. Our 11 yr old grandson also really enjoyed it and we all learned a lot. We were surprised to learn how many of our everyday items contain copper and other mined minerals. It was also meaningful as I have a family member who worked on the mines in the 1920-30's.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The location and atmosphere was nice. We took the greyhound bus to Britannia Beach and had a very beautiful scenic drive. Overall we had a fun time. The cafe they have was closed due to staffing issues - the Britannia Mine Museum Gift Shop has ice cream bars, coffee and cookies, chips for sale, but if you are really hungry you will have to go back down the mountain to Vancouver like we did to get lunch.
• Submitted 05 Oct 2017
For people with curious minds, this tour is for you. Good information on how the mining industry had evolved from it's early years to present. Great for kids. The fun part was panning for gold at the end of the tour.
• Submitted 29 Jun 2015

In Brief

Location:
Britannia Beach, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
1 to 3 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
All entrance fees included
Ideal choice for families

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