Back by popular demand, Inside Vancouver has relaunched the “Featured Attraction of the Week” series. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different Vancouver attraction and will be giving away free tickets to our readers. To be eligible, all you have to do is post a comment.
The Britannia Mine Museum is the real thing – an authentic mine transformed into an award winning National Historic Site. It is the only place in BC where you can go from Sea to Sky to under the earth. Join your guide turned miner aboard a mine train and rumble into a dark portal to 100 years ago.
Clever exhibits, films and artifacts uncover the stories of a once bustling community. It was the largest copper mine in the then, British Empire. Today, the Britannia Mine Museum opens up a little-seen world that fascinates all ages. Every visit includes gold panning with the chance to take home frequent findings. With consistent rave reviews from visitors on Trip Advisor, this unique attraction is a must-do! Located mid-way between Vancouver and Whistler on the Sea to Sky highway.
Britannia Mine Museum
PO Box 188
Britannia Beach, BC V0N 1J0
Toll free: 1-800-896-4044 and press 0
Local: 1-604-896-2233 and press 0
Tours: Please click here for tour times.
Events: Please click here for event information.
They are located in the coastal community of Britannia Beach, on the beautiful Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99), 45 minutes north of Vancouver, just south of Squamish and approximately 45 minutes south of Whistler.
To get here from Vancouver, follow the Upper Levels Highway to Horseshoe Bay, follow the signs to Squamish/Whistler and keep driving. They are 5 minutes past the Furry Creek Golf Resort and well signposted once in Britannia Beach.
The Greyhound Bus Line offers several departures daily from downtown Vancouver and several departures daily from Britannia Beach back to Vancouver. Please check with Greyhound through their website: www.greyhound.ca or at 1-800-661-8747.
|We’re giving away a Flexible Family Membership – Good for unlimited visits for one full year for up to 2 adults and 3 kids (18yrs and under) – The flexibility allows an adult member to bring any adult family or friend, and any 3 children. All you have to do is post a comment below and we’ll randomly select a winner at noon on Friday, November 16th and notify the winner by email.|
Updated Friday, November 16th: Congratulations Vera! You are the lucky recipient of a Flexible Family Membership to the Britannia Mine Museum – Good for unlimited visits for one full year for up to 2 adults and 3 kids (18yrs and under) – The flexibility allows an adult member to bring any adult family or friend, and any 3 children. Please check your inbox for further details on how to go about claiming your prize. Thank you to everyone who posted a comment. Be sure to check back next Monday for a new Featured Attraction of the Week!