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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.
 

Visit our website:  britanniaminemuseum.ca

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Mineral Monday! In today’s Mineral Monday, Sarah talks about an IRON METEORITE. That’s right, a rock from space! ⁠#STEM #stemeducation #britanniaminemuseum 
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After 70 years, 60,000 residents, two towns, a rock slide and several floods, there are so many stories important to British Columbia’s heritage at Britannia Mine Museum.⁠ ⁠ Come visit this weekend, and we’ll tell you a few!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #heritageweek⁠ #britanniaminemuseum⁠ #bcboom #tourismsquamish #squamish⁠ #exploresquamish #squamishadventure⁠ #tourismvancouver #explorebc⁠ #bctourismmatters #bctours #underground #britanniabeach #britanniamine⁠ #britannia #museum⁠ #seatosky⁠ #seatoskyhighway
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Ice on the piers of the old Britannia Beach dock. Before the rail line and the highway connected Britannia to the city, it took several hours by steamship to reach Vancouver. In the second image, a group of merrymakers waits on the pier, heading out for a day on the town. It’s Heritage Week at Britannia, and all this week our interpreters will be telling stories of the site’s fascinating history. 2nd image circa 1950. Archival image #12013 #britanniaminemuseum
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Mineral Mondays. Happy Family Day! Today Sarah talks about those strange and beautiful formations, STALACTITES. #stalactites #stemeducation #stemgirls #stem #britanniaminemuseum #tourismsquamish #exploresquamish #underground #museum #seatoskyhighway @mssheebz @tourismsquamish Still Image: “Castleton caves" by Jeheme licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Directions

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.

For more transportation options, visit our website:  britanniaminemuseum.ca 


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 


Contact

Phone: 1.604.896.2233 - press 0
Website: britanniaminemuseum.ca
Email: company.store@bcmm.ca
Address: PO Box 188, Britannia Beach, BC V0N 1J0

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