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Exterior of the Britannia Mine Museum and surrounding buildings in Squamish British Columbia


Britannia Mine Museum

Squamish, BC


Pan for gold, ride the mine train, and learn about the fascinating history of BC’s mining industry at the award-winning family-friendly Britannia Mine Museum—located halfway between Vancouver and Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway.

The museum was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire and is now a National Historic Site, providing a unique insight into life at one of Canada’s largest early 20th century mining operations.


  • Put on a hard hat and climb aboard the mine train to enjoy an underground tour of a real mining tunnel, accompanied by an expert guide.
  • Wander freely around the 10 acre site to explore various heritage buildings showcasing thousands of historical artifacts, photos, documents and maps.
  • Try your luck panning for gold, and keep whatever you find!

Activity policies

Important Travel Info: New safety protocols are in place including reduced capacity. Advanced ticketing and reservations are recommended to secure a place on the tour. Groups of 4 or more need to call in advance to make reservations.

Location: 1 Forbes Way, Britannia Beach, BC



+ taxes and fees, per adult

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