In recognition of the Innovation 150 celebration, we take a look at some of the innovations that helped the Britannia Mine become the success that it was. For more stories about Canadian innovation from coast to coast, visit the Innovation ..
“Probably no feature of mine operation is more responsible for economic results than transportation; and certainly no mine in this country had its transportation system so highly developed as at Britannia.” Marilyn Mullan Trans..
Outside of work, Britannia residents spent much of their time engaged in sports and recreation. The Company made sure there were plenty recreational facilities and events in order to attract workers and their families to come to this isolated Mine. T..
The care for a collection of artefacts is an important part of a museum’s mission. It is the responsibility of the museum to look after the objects in perpetuity – basically forever. Like many other museums, the Britannia Mine Mu..
The community of Mount Sheer – fondly known as the Townsite – was nestled in the valley above Britannia Beach. This settlement was sometimes called “the other” town because there were two towns at Britannia and it was only..
The steep mountain slopes around the Howe Sound inlet near Vancouver, offer a stunning backdrop to a few small communities that dot the inlet's edges. Yet behind the beauty lies an ever-present risk of debris slides and floods. The evening of Oct..
A hundred years ago Britannia Beach was a very remote little village on the BC coast. There were no roads or rails and certainly no power lines leading to it. If a mine was to open it was going to need power so there was no choice but to produce ..
Mining has often been thought of as a dangerous profession and historically it was. Safety issues ranged from handling explosives and powerful equipment to risks such as gas build-up, cave-ins, and dust. When the Britannia Mine opened safety proc..