Museum of MiningBritannia Mine Museum

Museum of Mining
Bucket List
Historic Site
10-acre exhibit
Underground Tour
Train ride
Gold Panning
Finders keepers
Giant Truck
Photo op
Gift Shop
Diverse items
Family Play Area
For youngsters


Britannia Mine Museum offers visitors plenty of things to see and do – from guided underground tours to self-led exploration of the social history of Britannia Beach. The 10-acre site is itself an exhibit providing unique access to an important piece of Canadian history. In addition to the wide variety of site activities, the Museum hosts many family-friendly events throughout the year.

What to See and Do


An international award-winning attraction! Discover a thrilling light, sound, and special effects experience inside the historic Mill. BOOM! brings all 20 storeys back to life, sharing the Mill's captivating story and its thunderous roar.

Underground Tour

Go underground aboard their train into an early haulage tunnel. Inside, discover what it took to be a miner, including demonstrations of actual working drills.

The Britannia Story

Grasp what life was like in Britannia Beach within the walls of a lovingly-restored heritage building -- full of amazing stories and archival photos. Learn about the annual Copper Queen pageant and take a seat on the original throne for a great photo op.

Gold Panning Pavilion

Make a point of panning for gold and gemstones. You find it, you keep it! Gold-panning troughs are set at different heights. That way, both young and old can dip in and try their luck. This is gold panning the fun and easy way.

The Terra Lab

The Terra Lab aims to share the science of mining exploration, development, and remediation. The Lab has re-opened with new public displays that draw from the Museum’s collection and archives.

Giant Haul Truck

Don't miss a great photo opportunity! Standing 20-feet tall and weighing over 800,000 lbs, this truck is BIG! You'll know you've arrived at the Museum when you see this "Super" mine truck parked right beside the Sea-to-Sky highway.

Family Play Area &  Gift Shop

Family fun is a high priority for them, so youngsters can enjoy a break in our giant sand pit or take the helm of our playground boat. Considered one of the most beautiful and varied gift shops in the Sea to Sky Corridor, the Company Store offers a wide selection of items including jewelry, books, giftware, toys, and artisan pieces. As always, the Museum gift shop is free to visit!

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Britannia Mine Museum
Britannia Mine Museum
150 Copper Dr
Britannia Beach, V8B 1J1
Britannia Mine Museum
Britannia Mine Museum
150 Copper Dr
Britannia Beach, V8B 1J1
Open Hours
09:00 AM -04:30 PM
09:00 AM -04:30 PM
09:00 AM -04:30 PM
09:00 AM -04:30 PM
09:00 AM -04:30 PM
09:00 AM -04:30 PM
09:00 AM -04:30 PM

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