This post was first published in August 2013 but we decided to republish in order to mention our new program for the schools who are doing a Sea to Sky Geotour. Called Britannia's Volcanic Origins, the program complements the incredible geological sites available between Vancouver and Whistler. To book the program, click here.
If you've ever driven the Sea to Sky highway you will know it is one of the most beautiful drives around. Have you ever considered though how the beautiful mountain summits formed, or what geological hazards are managed through man's intervention?
Natural Resources Canada have a simply excellent guide to the geology and landscapes from Vancouver to Whistler. Called the Sea to Sky Geotour, it makes for fascinating reading to anyone who either lives in the area or is passing through on vacation. You don't need a background in geology to understand it, only an interest in how the last 170 million years have shaped the land. It also contains the best diagram I've ever seen on how Canada's western mountains have been formed - cue picture of bulldozer and farmland.
It is available online or in bookstores.
Machines and equipment that were used at Britannia Beach, or similar industrial townsites like it, have now found a new home in the Museum's collection. However, some items are still hiding in plain sight waiting for the right person to find them so their story can be properly told.
Britanniasaurus Rex is back again for our annual candy-free Easter Dino Egg Hunt. Can you find his gem-filled eggs? Egg hunts will begin at 11am and 1pm. Be sure to be here in time to join in the fun.
The Britannia Mine Museum is proud to reveal the name of our latest attraction, a theatrical show inside the historic Mill, BOOM! Launching summer 2019, BOOM! is a live-action, multi-sensory special effects show that brings the historic 96-year-old Mill no.3 building back to life.