Heritage Week February 17-23. Bringing the Past into the Future
Come and celebrate the history of British Columbia at Britannia Mine Museum, a National Historic Site on the shores of Howe Sound. The Britannia Mine had a fascinating history: over 60,000 people lived and worked here, and the mine was the site of tragedy and triumph, pioneering work on ore extraction, fires, floods, and much more. This history is well preserved, with machinery, equipment, photo archives, and structures on the site, including the historic Mill #3, one of most innovative and striking industrial buildings in all of Canada. We will be offering brief histories of some of our favourite places and events on sight, including intriguing stories from the past, the fascinating history of the church, and the historic staircase that once led to the Mount Sheer Town Site.
"Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today and we pass to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration, our touchstone, our reference point, our identity."
Come discover our newest attraction and theatrical mill show -- BOOM! a live-action experience the brings the historic Mill thundering back to life with lights, sound and special effects.
Come see our new exhibit "Foundations" on the freshly restored Howe Sound Decks.
BC Family Day, February 17th, 2020
HALF PRICE ADMISSION! Bring the family and enjoy an exciting, fun-filled, educational day at Britannia Mine Museum.