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Britannia Mine Museum, Britannia Beach

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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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  • Well run museum, excellent staff and lots to do. Good local information and history, and lots of restoration done over the years. Cool little train ride at the top, lots of stairs to climb and plenty ...  more »
  • Ok, I've driven past this place lots. Never stopped in. Until the Family Day long weekend. Boy, was I missing an amazing BC landmark. On this day, it was half price... making it an even better experie...  more »
  • We learn about the life of minor and the city, we visit the mine and sees the instruments used. the most beautiful is the inside of the plant it is spectacular
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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.