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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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Big show, big space, big team. We have a great crew working on our new Mill Show. From lighting to sound to special effects to set design, they’re working hard to create an unforgettable experience. They’re also getting tons of exercise. The only way to the top of the Mill is up 375 steps! . . . . #britanniaminemuseum #behindthescenes #newshow #MillShow #comingsoon #construction #architecture #exploresquamish #explorebc
Enter the tunnel - if you dare! We're turning down the lights for a spine-tingling train ride and Halloween tale underground for our annual spoo-ook-tacular event this weekend. Ride the train, visit the Critter Emporium, watch the Strange Science Show and more. Special event price: $15. Link in profile. . . . . #britanniaminemuseum #halloween #spooktacular #spooky #familyfun #exploresquamish #explorebc
#TBT Halloween was an exciting holiday for Britannia. Being so remote, there was limited access to pre-made costumes so residents got creative and made their own! Photo BMM archives. . . . . #britanniaminemuseum #halloween #diycostume #vintage #trickortreat #history #britanniabeach #exploresquamish #explorebc
If you've visited Britannia Mine Museum in the past 8 years, chances are you've received a tour from the lovely Lara. Her enthusiasm, wit and trademark accent helped make memorable visits for thousands of guests. Lara is moving on to new opportunities and we wish her all the best! Thank you, Lara, for being part of our Museum family. . . . . #britanniaminemuseum #farewell #tourguide #exploresquamish #explorebc


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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