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Britannia Mine Museum

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    The guided mine tour lasts for 30 minutes. You can visit the museum for as long as you’d like.

  • Start time

    9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Meeting Point

    Britannia Mine Museum, 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, BC VON 1 JO, Canada

Key Highlights

  • Smartphone vouchers accepted – no need to print!
  • Visit the historic Britannia copper mines that have been converted into a fascinating museum!
  • Sit on a real mine cart and journey into an underground mine!
  • Try your luck at panning gold and keep what you find!
  • See a magnificent “jewel box”, featuring precious stones collected from the mountain!
  • Learn about the mining legacy of British Columbia!


Don your hard hats and go underground during a visit to the Britannia Mine Museum!

With your Britannia Mine Museum tickets, you can learn about the mining history of British Columbia. In the most fruitful years of the Britannia mines, there were 60,000 people living and working in the area and the Brittannia Mine served as the largest copper mine in the British Empire. A lot of that has since changed and the site has been turned into a non-profit museum. Hopping on a real mine cart and following in the footsteps of hard-working miners is what to do in Vancouver when you have a passion for precious metals and stones!

Listen as your knowledgeable guide recalls the perils and challenges miners faced in order to make a living, sometimes risking their own lives in the process. A feature film also delves into the history of Britannia, the geography of the region, and the importance of mining in today’s world. You can even see a display of a magnificent “jewel box”, with its precious stones and gold collected from the mountain. Then, try your hand at panning gold and see if you catch gold fever. The best part is that you can keep what you find! And, that’s why a taking a trip to the Britannia Mine Museum is one of the best things to do in Vancouver!


  • Britannia Mine Museum
  • A historical mining experience focusing on the exploits of the Britannia Mine
  • General Admission to the Britannia Mine Museum
  • 30-minute, underground guided mine tour (subject to availability)
  • Access to interactive and historical exhibits
  • Up-close viewing of rare and unique gems
  • Panning for real gold


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