Celebrate the history of British Columbia at Britannia Mine Museum, a National Historic Site on the shores of Howe Sound. The mine has a fascinating history. Over 60,000 people lived and worked here; a site of tragedy and triumph, pioneering work on ore mining and copper extraction, fires, floods, and much more. This history is well preserved in thoughtfully curated exhibits that include machinery and equipment, photo archives, structures on the site, and the historic Mill No.3 building; one of most innovative and striking industrial buildings in all of Canada.
"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."
You can join in by using the hashtags #BCHeritageWeek and #MYBCis on social media.
Date: February 15 - 21
Time: 9:00AM to 4:30PM
Calling all Science Detectives! The Museum would like to invite all of our young science detectives to join us for our Monthly Magnifier. We have introduced a range of new educational programs, aimed at helping homeschooling parents and children with subjects that are often unfamiliar or challenging to teach, with the aim of enhancing the educational experience of families while they are touring the Museum.
Delve into Geoscience. Engage your curiosity with activities that will open your world to the science of rocks, minerals, tectonic plates, volcanoes, and fossils.
Come and celebrate BC Mining Month at the Britannia Mine Museum. Featuring temporary mineral exhibits, interactive 3D visual mining technology, photo booth, drilling demos and much more. More details will be coming soon!