Britannia Mine Museum General Admission

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6/1/2019 - 4/30/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Britannia Mine Museum
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Travel back in time and experience what it was like to be a miner with a visit to this famous Canadian Signature Experience. Situated between Vancouver and Whistler is the Britannia Mine Museum, 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 include BOOM! Britannia's band new live-action experience, gold panning, plus a ride deep into a real mine!

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Ideal choice for families

Know More about this tour

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!

Inclusions

BOOM! A live-action experience in the historic Mill

Guided Underground Mine Tour

Gold Panning "you find it, you claim it!"

Interactive Exhibits and Mineral Gallery

Panoramic Views

Entry/Admission - Britannia Mine Museum

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transportation to or from Vancouver

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

45-min guided tours are offered throughout the day (Check website for current hours)

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Please arrive onsite 15 minutes prior to your entry time

The underground tour is NOT WHEELCHAIR or STROLLER accessible. The rest of our site is.

We recommend booking your tour time in advance. We cannot guarantee availability unless it is booked in advance.

Reservations can be made online up to 12 hour prior to a tour time

The Underground Tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible

Please do not visit if you are showing any signs of Covid-19 symptoms

To access the underground train tour you will need to climb 48 stairs

Most travelers can participate

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

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  • 08-Oct-2022

    This was a strange combination of something incredibly professional and awe inspiring, along with something incredibly dull. Let's start with the bad bit, as part of your visit you get a tour which includes a ride on old mine train, which is fun and authentic, but please please please update the script and pitch that goes with it, the host spoke to us like 5 year old children, the pace of delivery, the tone everything was wrong. They are trying to make something out of very little, over explaining little features of the mine and tools used. It lasted about 30 mins, it could have, no should have, been 10 mins tops. However, just as I was losing the will, we were taken into the huge mine stone crushing building which itself is amazing, and given a multi sensationery show, with a fun film, sound and light effects etc etc, this was fantastic and I would have enjoyed it so much more if my brain hadn't reached boredom shutdown capacity from the previous drawn out pitch, sorry guys you have got a great facility, but delivery needs a rethink.

  • 03-Oct-2022

    As a resident of Vancouver I have driven past Britannia Mine countless times on my way to Whistler but never stopped to take in the tour. Finally while entertaining friends from the US we made a point of visiting. We were not disappointed. The museum is a combination of informative exhibits and a guided tour inside the mine itself. Guests are taken into a mine tunnel on a little train once used to shuttle mine workers and once inside the tour guide provides a highly informative primer on mine operations and even demonstrates some of the drilling equipment. After that, guests enter the main building where the rock was crushed and are treated to a very professional and entertaining video presentation that ingeniously interacts with the cavernous building you're sitting in. All of it is very well done and is entertaining for children and adults alike. One thing to note: This tour requires walking on uneven surfaces and climbing a number of stairs. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone with mobility issues. Some children might find the few loud noises or moments of darkness unsettling - or thrilling! Also bring a sweater as it's a bit chilly inside the mine.

  • 27-Sep-2022

    The mine history is amazingly portrayed in several different areas with lots of interactive activities for kids and others. We took the mine tour which is totally worth it. An interesting , educational and fun journey into the past and the mine shafts. Will do this again for sure.

  • 25-Sep-2022

    Very nice staff really enjoyed the movie "boom". Lots of stuff to do and see also for the kids. The train engineer was great.

  • 18-Sep-2022

    This was terrific! I took my kids (ages 9,11) here in August on the way to Whistler. We have driven by many times but have never visited, and I'm so glad we finally did! We really enjoyed the train ride, and found the whole tour very engaging. Our guide, Derek, was super funny and very knowledgeable. My kids especially enjoyed panning for gold, they could have done that all afternoon. We spent about 2 hours there and had to leave to make it in time for dinner reservations, but I wish we could have stayed a bit longer. Highly recommend.

  • 17-Aug-2022

    This place is a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours. We went with our three kids - ages 9, 11, 14 and they all really enjoyed it. We learned a lot and the underground train and Boom show were very entertaining and informative. The kids loved panning for gold. I highly recommend.

  • 14-Aug-2022

    This is a long standing mining museaum on the Sea to Sky highway within the Squamish First Nations territory. The tour is about 2 hours and gives insights into the mining industry just north of Vancoouver at the turn of the century. Kids are entertained and there are a number of tours available including through the mine including an underground train. Guides are well informed and provide great historical information. School program tours are also availalbe. A great stop to take in with the family.

  • 14-Aug-2022

    This was recommended to us and we really enjoyed it. The short ride into the mine gives you a sense of what the miners did daily. Our guide, Glen was great. He explained everything along the way including giving a heads up when a couple of the demonstrations would be very loud and to cover our ears. Afterwards we were directed to see the Boom experience which is very good. No video or photography allowed so I will not spoil it but this was very interesting and thoroughly enjoyed it. There are buildings and big equipment to view and see on the grounds. You can also pan for “gold”. Kids that were there that day seemed to really like this. I recommend you wear, sweater/jacket & pants as the mine area is very damp and quite chilly. Ground inside the mine is wet & muddy. Very interesting history to this mine.

  • 14-Aug-2022

    Brilliant trip! We visited with our 5 and 3 year old - the train ride into the mine was an adventure for them. The tour was very informative and gave you a feel for what it would felt like working in the mine over the years. The Mill building was very impressive and the Boom show was a very inventive way to show how the mill would have sounded when it was operating- very noisy! Nice little play area too. A great day out - thanks

  • 13-Aug-2022

    Outstanding mining museum between Vancouver and Squamish. Exceptional guide Derek was a wealth of knowledge and an excellent speaker; 10/10! We were 2 families with kids ranging in age from 7-15, and everyone had an awesome time exploring the museum, panning for 'precious gems' and 'gold' (kids could've done this all day, had to pry them away), and enjoying the Boom show. Parents loved the well-presented history and the clean and modern facilities. Highly recommend!

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