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The Britannia Mine Museum is a must to include in your escorted touring experiences or independent vacation packages. We are conveniently located on the Sea to Sky highway mid-way between Vancouver and Whistler. Visit our Trip Advisor page to learn what customers are saying about their experience.

The Britannia Mine operated from 1904 to 1974 and was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire. It is told that over 60,000 people from 50 countries lived and worked in this isolated mining community over the course of its 70 year life.

In 2010, a multi-million dollar make-over transformed this historic mine into a multi-award winning Museum and National Historic Site. This bustling attraction opens up a little-seen world that fascinates all ages. Visitors board a mine train and experience a day in the life of a hard rock miner with a guided underground tour.

Site includes "Groundbreaking" film, touchscreen exhibits, displays of rare minerals, entrance into the massive Mill, gift shop and a unique opportunity to pan-for-gold.

Have a look at our A to Z of Britannia (9 page PDF) to get a sense of what Britannia was all about, or check out our photo gallery to see how it turned out.

To discuss your unique needs or inquire on rates and other details please call Deanna Bell, Director of Sales toll-free at 1-800-896-4044, ext. 229 or locally at 604-896-2233, ex. 229. Deanna can be reached via email at