This holiday season, give the gift of membership to the Britannia Mine Museum!
The Britannia Mine Museum is a fantastic family-fun attraction. Don your hardhat for a journey into the side of a mountain and back in time to learn about mining in British Columbia. The museum is incredibly well put together with loads of components for all ages. This immersive historical experience begins the moment you see the giant haul truck, standing 20 ft tall and weighing over 800, 000 lbs! Snap a quick photo and imagine what it would be like to drive such an enormous machine. Then, head inside the museum to start exploring. The best part about the Britannia Mine Museum is that there are so many interactive exhibits that are both permanent fixtures and special features that occur throughout the year. The whole family can return again and again to experience something new!
One of the most impressive parts of the museum is the guided tour through the mine itself. The tour guides are incredibly knowledgeable and provide ample information that is fascinating to both adults and children alike. Just like miners, visitors will hop on the mine train and head underground to learn about what working in a mine was like. There is also the award-winning BOOM! Experience- a multi-sensory live-action attraction with over 30 speakers, multiple screens, and special effects that bring Mill No. 3 roaring back to life! Learn more about life outside the mine in The Britannia Story exhibit, which highlights what families did when they weren’t underground!
My favourite activity at the Britannia Mine Museum is the Gold Panning Pavilion. It’s thrilling to sift through the silt looking for your very own gold. It’s even more exciting when you find a tiny bit of real gold and get to take it home and keep it! The gold-panning troughs are conveniently set at different heights so all ages can try their luck at striking it rich. There are so many areas to explore that families can easily spend an entire day at the museum. With a cafe onsite that provides lunch goodies such as soup, sandwiches, and coffee, it’s easy to make a whole day out of it and take your time leisurely exploring the museum.
Give the gift of experience to The Britannia Mine Museum with a family membership. The membership includes 15% off at the gift shop and the cafe, and can even be used for discounts at other local attractions! With just two visits, the cost of membership will be paid off!
Britannia Mine Museum:
Date: open 7 days a week
Time: opening times vary throughout the year; check website for up-to-date info
Where: Britannia Beach, on the Sea to Sky Highway (Highway 99)
Address: 150 Copper Drive, Britannia Beach