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Britannia Mine Museum

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 this award-winning attraction and National Historic Site.

Check out our newest attraction BOOM!, an immersive, live-action special effects experience inside the historic Mill No. 3 building that tells the heart-warming story, sights, and sounds behind the almost-100-year-old architectural marvel.

Rumble aboard our underground train as it rolls into an historic mining tunnel. Push up your sleeves at our Gold Panning Pavilion and keep what you find! Engage with interactive exhibits and learn about minerals, history and what life was like back in the day from informative but informal tour guides.

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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 Britannia Mine Museum website for Special Event hours and tour times.

Museum: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Gift Shop: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Cafe: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Winter Tour Times
 Monday - Friday:  10:45am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: Every hour from 10:00am to 4pm (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.

BOOM! New Live-Action Experience 


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

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