For the Museum

The Museum has received a number of prestigious awards which honour the major transformation and development of this National Historic Site.

2012 Mining and Sustainability Award - May 2013
Presented by the Mining Association of British Columbia and the Province, this annual award recognizes the diverse companies, communities, First Nations, non-governmental organizations, government agencies and individuals committed to advancing and promoting sustainable development in the BC mining sector.

The Museum provides a hands-on experience for visitors and educates them about the history of mining in BC as well as the role of the industry in this province in the present and future. In everything it does, the Britannia Mine Museum strives to illustrate to the general public the contributions that mining makes to British Columbia.

Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development - May 2012
The CIM Syncrude Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development recognizes those in the Canadian minerals industry whose extraordinary systems, programs or processes have far- reaching and positive sustainability effects in all industries across the country.

The Museum was recognized for its sustainable efforts in the 2010 revitalization project. This project built on the Museum’s role as an engaged stakeholder and leader with the Province’s successful remediation program in Britannia Beach.

Excellence in Social and Environmental Responsibility - January 2012
The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) Awards the Museum for its environmental stewardship and preservation of an historical site.

The Britannia Mine Museum has been honoured with the coveted Excellence in Social and Environmental Responsibility by AME BC. The Association acknowledged the Museum’s renovation and its commitment to tell the story of Britannia’s modern environmental stewardship story. Also being recognized was the Museum reinventing itself by considering sustainable building designs while preserving the museum’s historic site and artifacts.

Executive Director, Kirstin Clausen Award by the BCMA - December 2011
BC Museum Association honours Britannia Mine Museum's Executive Director.

The BC Museum Association's Award of Merit was unanimously awarded to Kirstin Clausen at the 2011 Award Ceremony. This award acknowledges outstanding, innovative, or creative achievement in the museum, art gallery, archives or heritage field in British Columbia. Kirstin has more than 25 years experience with museums and most recently directed the transformation of the Britannia Mine Museum in 2010.

Museum wins "Best Attraction" - December 2011
Regional editors of Where magazine vote Britannia Mine Museum for this award of honour.

The winners of Where Canada’s Best New Attractions for Summer 2011 represent the most exciting attractions – new, significantly improved, or celebrating major milestones this year. A diverse group of attractions from coast to coast, the Britannia Mine Museum was acknowledged for its recent $14.7 million transformation and an attraction whereby adults and children alike have so much fun they never notice how much they’re learning.

Awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Facility Development & Design - May 2011
BC's mining heritage site awarded by the Canadian Museum Association

The recently transformed Britannia Mine Museum has achieved yet another significant milestone in its treasured history, winning the 2011 Canadian Museum Association (CMA) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Facility Development and Design. The honour was received during the CMA's 64th annual national conference in London, Ontario.

Partner organizations involved in the redevelopment of the Museum include AldrichPears Associates, TRB Architecture, David Jensen & Associates, Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg and Parkwood Construction Ltd. to name a few.

The Beaty-Lundin Visitor Centre Awarded - April 2011
The Museum's Visitor Centre recently received an award from the Copper Development Association

The 2011 North American Copper in Architecture awards program honors the Britannia Mine Museum's Beaty-Lundin Visitor Centre for its creative use of copper on a building as well as sustainability of the design.

Credit and acknowledgement is certainly due to architect, Mike Mammone from TRB Architecture for his vision on this unique and outstanding building. Credit is also due to Parkwood Construction Ltd, Copper Fabricators: KPS-Keith Panel Systems and Design Artists: Felt Studio.

Film Editing Award - March 2011
The film "Groundbreaking: The Britannia Mine Story" won the award for best editing in the Alberta Media Production Industries Association annual awards festival, in the Non-Fiction Under 30 Minutes category. AMPIA is an association of several hundred companies and individuals involved in film production.

Heritage BC Award - 2010
The Britannia Mine Museum (formerly BC MUSEUM OF MINING) won an Award of Honour from HERITAGE BC. The award was made in recognition of work done on the rehabilitation of concentrator No.3. The 20-storey-tall mill is by far the largest and most visible landmark in the area, and its restoration has renewed the community's feeling of pride and positive identity, according to the museum.

Heritage BC Award
PDAC - Museum receives the 2009 PDAC Special Achievement Award (Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada).