Next time your blasting down the Sea to Sky on your way to Whistler, stop in at The Britannia Mine Museum for an underground tour, interactive gold panning pavilion and viewing platform. We wanted to find out more so we chatted with Gregory Frame, the mine’s Marketing and Production Manager.
A Q&A with The Britannia Mine Museum
Give us a brief description of what you are all about.
The Britannia Mine Museum is an award-winning, non-profit organization and iconic National Historic Site where visitors can develop a personal connection to the past, present, and future of BC mining. The Museum provides an immersive experience through its engaging underground tour, interactive gold panning pavilion, and many other topical exhibits.
What are three cool things kids (or families) can do there?
Board our train and go underground with our passionate team of interpreters to see history brought to life. Explore the Museum’s connection with Howe Sound at our new Foundations and Diving exhibits. Pan for real gold and keep whatever you find!
How should families prepare for their time there?
Families should plan to spend 2+ hours at the Museum and be sure to bring a light jacket for exploring the underground. They can bring a lunch to enjoy in our outdoor picnic area or grab a snack at the Chatterbox Café. Plan ahead by booking your tickets online at www.bcmm.ca/visit.
What do people typically say after a visit?
We truly enjoyed our visit to Britannia Mine. The tour was very enjoyable and informative. The exhibits were very well done. The gold panning was very fun. Helpful friendly staff. What a great experience. – Trip Advisor Review
Why should everyone put you on their summer bucket list?
History comes alive at the Britannia Mine Museum! This award-winning museum and National Historic Site located on the Sea to Sky Hwy is a unique British Columbian experience. Learn all about the close-knit mining community by having your senses engaged by storytelling, demonstrations, interactive activities, and carefully curated exhibits.
The Britannia Mine Museum is a perfect summer excursion for friends and family alike offering a summer of adventure you can’t find anywhere else!
This post is sponsored by Britannia Mine Museum
Britannia Mine Museum is a National Historic site and this summer’s greatest local adventure. Explore the history of the British Commonwealth’s largest copper mine, amid the stunning backdrop of Howe Sound. Ride the underground train, pan for gold, or check out their carbon exhibit today!