Travel back in time and experience what it was like to be a miner with a visit to the famous Britannia Mine Museum. Situated between Vancouver and Whistler is Britannia Mine, 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 also include gold panning, plus a ride deep into a real mine!
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!