Discover an Immersive Historical Experience

In partnership with AME we are offering an organized trip with return transportation from the Vancouver Conference Center to Britannia Mine Museum, one of British Columbia’s top tourist attractions just 45 minutes north of Vancouver, on Friday 26th January 2024.

In order for the trip to take place, we require the participation of 20 individuals to sign up prior to January 22nd

Britannia Mine Museum offers visitors plenty of things to see and do – from guided underground tours, the BOOM! show and self-led exploration of the social history of Britannia Beach. The 10-acre site is itself an exhibit providing unique access to an important piece of Canadian history.

See below for more details and to book.

Trip Details

Full Experience including the Underground Tour and BOOM! plus Behind the Scenes (+16y)

  • Pick up at 9am arriving back in Vancouver around 2/2:30pm

  • This option is open to ages 18+

Behind-the-Scenes Mill Tour 

A one-of-a-kind guided journey through the iconic Mill No. 3. This unique experience gives visitors unprecedented access to the 100-year-old Mill No. 3. Climb 126 stairs to find breathtaking views of historic machinery inside one of Canada's iconic industrial sites.

This experience is open to visitors 18+ only. Guests will encounter steep stairs, uneven surfaces and loud noises on this tour. Each group member will need to sign a safety waiver upon check-in.

Underground Tour and BOOM!

Experience The Underground train as it rolls through an historic mining tunnel. Push up your sleeves at our Gold Panning Pavilion and keep what you find! Immerse yourself in the award-winning, multi-sensory experience of BOOM! as you learn about copper extraction, mill history and what life was like back in the day. Britannia Mine Museum offers a little seen world that fascinates all ages. 

Lunch

Included in the cost is a packed bagged lunch including a sandwich, fruit, drink, cookie and chips. 

Cost

$95.95 per adult plus 5% GST

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Full Experience including the Underground Tour and BOOM! (All ages)

  • Pick up at 9am arriving back in Vancouver at 2/2:30pm

  • This option is open to ages

Underground Tour and BOOM!

Experience The Underground train as it rolls through an historic mining tunnel. Push up your sleeves at our Gold Panning Pavilion and keep what you find! Immerse yourself in the award-winning, multi-sensory experience of BOOM! as you learn about copper extraction, mill history and what life was like back in the day. Britannia Mine Museum offers a little seen world that fascinates all ages. 

Lunch

Included in the cost is a packed bagged lunch including a sandwich, fruit, drink, cookie and chips. 

Cost

Adults (18+) $71.99

Seniors (65+) $69.50

Youth (13-17) $66.99

Child (5-12) $62.99

Infant FREE

All plus 5% GST

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What to Do and See at Britannia Mine Museum

Underground Tour

Go underground aboard our train into an early haulage tunnel. Inside, discover what it took to be a miner including demonstrations of actual working drills. Learn More

BOOM!

An international award winning attraction! Discover a thrilling light, sound and special effects experience inside the historic Mill. BOOM! brings all 20-storeys back to life sharing the Mill's captivating story and its thunderous roar. Learn More

Behind the Scenes Mill Tour

Travel with guides up three levels to experience unique views of Mill No. 3. Learn More

The Britannia Story Exhibit

Grasp what life was like in Britannia Beach within the walls of a lovingly-restored heritage building -- full of amazing stories and archival photos. Learn about the annual Copper Queen pageant and take a seat on the original throne for a great photo op.

Gold Panning Pavilion

Make a point of panning for gold and gemstones. You find it, you keep it! Gold-panning troughs are set at different heights. That way, both young and old, can dip in and try their luck. This is gold panning the fun and easy way.

The Terra Lab

The Terra Lab aims to share the science of mining exploration, development and remediation. When the mine was active, this building was one of the company’s assay labs. Learn More

Giant Haul Truck

Don't miss a great photo opportunity! Standing 20-feet tall and weighing over 800,000 lbs, this truck is BIG! You'll know you've arrived at the Museum when you see this "Super" mine truck parked right beside the Sea-to-Sky highway.

Historical Buildings

Explore seventeen original buildings, including the iconic industrial cathedral Mill no.3, a National Historic Site, across the spacious ten-acres of this industrial heritage area.

Gift Shop

Considered to be one of the most beautiful and varied gift shops in the Sea to Sky Corridor, the Company Store offers a wide selection of items including jewellery, books, giftware, toys and artisan pieces. As always, the Museum gift shop is free to visit!

Mineral Gallery

Minerals come in all colours, shapes, and sizes. Gaze over our entrancing displays of gold and fluorescent minerals -- including azurite, selentite, volcanic hydrothermal samples and of course Canadian Gold!

Unique Artifacts

The museum is filled with historical artifacts, from archival images and personal effects, through to industrial equipment preserved in its original state. Learn what life was like for the men working the mine, and the families of Britannia Beach and Mt. Sheer.

Chatterbox Cafe

The perfect Sea-to-Sky coffee fix, serving espresso coffee, soup and sandwiches. The Chatterbox Café is located right by the Museum entrance. You don't need Museum admission to enter, and members receive a discount of 15%.

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