Discover one of Canada's most dramatic historic places this Historic Places Day, and discover an immersive historical experience that is also one of British Columbia’s top tourist attractions -- and it's just 45 minutes north of Vancouver!
Britannia Mine Museum offers visitors endless excitement – from guided underground tours to self-led exploration of the social history of Britannia Beach. The 10-acre site is itself an exhibit providing unique access to an important piece of Canadian history.
In the series of videos below, Museum staff talk about their favorite historic objects and places on site, and Museum curator, Diane Mitchell, discusses the fire that destroyed Mill #2.
Date: Wednesday, July 3rd - 31st, 2021
This new temporary exhibit explores the way that copper is entwined with our lives, from its role in electronics to its presence in the body. Copper can even save us from harm!
Always leave a place better than you found it. In our Live in the Lab session, The Chemistry of Cleanup, you will examine and replicate the process of the EPCOR water treatment plant. Leaving with an understanding of the importance of having a cleanup plan in place before mining begins.
Check out Mother Earth's artistic side! Our annual Copper and Fire event celebrates artists from all over BC that use mined materials "of the earth" including metalworkers, painters, jewellers and sculptors.