In 1904 exploration was initiated in this once remote area after it was discovered to be rich in copper and minerals. With no roads or train access it grew to be one of the largest copper mines in the British Empire and an economic backbone of BC. Workers came from across the globe to work here. Now in 2014, it’s a place of wonder and amusement as a multi-award winning Museum and National Historic Site.

To celebrate our 110 years history, we have several events and exhibits this year at the Museum. And of course we have our favourite attractions including the underground train and tour, gold panning and the 20-storey mill building. Below are some of our highlights:

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