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Britannia Mine Museum

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. Engage with interactive exhibits and informative but informal tour guides sharing fun facts about mining, history and life at Britannia.

Once the largest copper mine in the British Commonwealth, Britannia Mine Museum opens up a little-seen world that fascinates all ages, turning out awe-inspiring sights and memorable family experiences.

Take a step back in time at Britannia Mine. Located along the beautiful Sea-to-Sky Highway between Squamish and Vancouver. See you soon!

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From Vancouver, take the Trans-Canada Hwy #1 to Horseshoe Bay and then veer onto Hwy 99, the beautiful Sea-to-Sky Highway.

Coming from Whistler? Head south on Hwy 99. We’re about 10 minutes south of Squamish.

Plenty of free parking available onsite.

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Hours and Dates of Operation

Check BMM website for hours and tour times.

Museum: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Gift Shop: 9:00am - 6:30pm

Summer Tour Times
Monday - Friday: Every 30 minutes from 10:00am to 4:30pm (last tour).
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: Every hour from 10:00am to 5:00pm (last tour).

In order to meet your desired tour time, please arrive at least 20 minutes beforehand. Tours are offered on a first come, first served basis.

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Phone: 1.604.896.2233 - press 0
Address: PO Box 188, Britannia Beach, BC V0N 1J0

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