BOOM! Grades K - 12

Programming Details: 30 Minutes

The Mill towers over Britannia Beach. For years it has sat silent, but no more. With BOOM! the Mill comes alive again, immersing your class in the sights and sounds behind the architectural marvel, Mill No. 3, with an immersive live-action experience. This experience offers multiple screens, over thirty speakers, and leading-edge special effects - bringing all 20 storeys back to life!

Reawakened with the magic of special effects, BOOM! reveals the captivating story behind the Mill as a beacon of economic community prosperity. Discover first-hand the historic Mill's purpose and the giant machines that allowed the company to retrieve concentrated copper from ore.

What your students will see and do

Explore the Mill, a National Historic Site, with the guidance of one of our historic interpreters.

Watch BOOM! – a new immersive learning experience that brings the historic Mill to life.

Hear about and discuss how innovation played an important role in the longevity of the Mill and Mine.

Area of Focus

Mineral Processing


“The BOOM! experience is awesome! ...Sounds, smells and sights-- it’s all covered! Great learning experience.”

- TripAdvisor review, 5 stars

“A good visit for all ages! We hadn't been in years and were very impressed... well organized tour, the exhibits and the new BOOM!”

- TripAdvisor review, 5 stars

“Amazing. Interactive, personal, beautiful exhibits...don't skip BOOM! It is the perfect stop between Vancouver & Whistler.”

- Google review, 5 Stars