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Britannia Mine Museum

Visitor Centre Entrance

Hwy 99, Britannia Beach, 
British Columbia, V0N 1J0

A multi-million dollar make-over transformed this historic mine into a multi-award winning (2012 Mining and Sustainability Award) museum and National Historic Site. Just like miners, visitors don hardhats then climb aboard an underground train and experience a day in the life of a hard rock miner. Many surprises await, as you explore what was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire. Site includes "Groundbreaking" film, touchscreen exhibits, displays of rare minerals, entrance into the massive mill, gift shop and a unique opportunity to pan for gold. To reach the Britannia Mine Museum, head north on the Sea to Sky Highway. Watch for signs mid-way to Whistler.


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Months of Operation

Please note:  Open daily, 7 days. Closed December 25 & January 1. Check website for tour times & hours. Guided mine tunnel tours scheduled throughout the day.

Amenities & Facilities *

Accessible Facilities
* charges may apply

Policies & Restrictions

Group Policy
Call our toll-free number for information on group tours.
Clothing Gear Required
Wear comfortable outer clothing & walking shoes; it's 12 Celsius in the tunnel. Bring warm jacket for tour underground.
Mobility Restrictions
The majority of exhibits including the theatre, museum, modern gallery & gold panning pavilion are wheelchair accessible. The underground tour is not wheelchair accessible.