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Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach
(4.6/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the processes and history of British Columbia’s mining industry at Britannia Mine Museum. Ride a mine train into the depths of the earth as the staff explains the processes used in mining. Learn how to pan for gold with the help of a staff member, or see where the Scooby-Doo movies were filmed inside the mine. The museum sits outside the mines and has many artifacts and facts for visitors of all ages. Using our online itinerary creator, Britannia Beach attractions like Britannia Mine Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The Mine museum is very informative, filled with old pictures depicting life as a miner. There were several interesting displays as well as old equipment. However the hightlight is the tour through th...  more »
  • We were surprised! Planned initially only as a short stop, since we still time to the ferry had to verbummeln by Vancouver Iceland, a day highlight was the visit to the Museum. The ride into the mine ride was short, but simply terrific, very close to the children, funny and yet informative moderated. The building is just impressive. Adults should take this Museum!
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  • I decided to drive up the sea to sky highway on a day off from a weeklong conference in Vancouver. I hadn't read about the Britannia Mine Museum in advance, but it definitely caught my eye enough to s...  more »
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  • If you live in the area its nice to quench your curiosity by taking the tour. It could have been a little longer though and would have been more interesting of we ventured deeper into the mine. The train ride and history are interesting though
  • Interesting to know more about how copper is mined and the environmental fallout. Our guide was knowledgeable. Working machinery demos. But Train ride is shorter than we thought.
  • I remember visited this place is 20yrs ago and it change a lot and specially about the environment impact about this mine and how they improve it last 10yrs, and also more visual information about the mining process, my kids love it. You should be there with your kids even for yourself too, you will appreciate what they do.
  • Finally took the kids here and it is worth the visit. Admission is a bit pricey, but the exhibits and tour guides provide good value if you spend the time to explore all there is to offer. Particularly enjoyed the panning.
  • My kids ask to go here whenever we pass it on the way up to Squamish. They love the rail car ride & tour, and the gold panning. They've got lots of great historical info, and items on display. Great to hear that the government has cleaned up the environment from the previous mining operation. It's a little pricey (~$90 family of four) so it may be a little while before our 4th visit.