Behind The Scenes of BOOM!
Watch the behind the scenes making of BOOM!

Thank You to Our Donors

In March 2017, the Federal Government announced that the Museum’s Mill Experience Project was to receive a federal $1.4 million contribution.

This funding, in addition to our other generous donors listed below, was allocated towards the rehabilitation of the Mill with a multi-sensory show (BOOM!) that allows guests to experience what life in the Mill was like in 1920.

This project is part of the Museum's continued effort to share the history of our National Historic Site.

A heartfelt thanks to the Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia, and our corporate and individual donors. Your contributions made it possible to showcase the innovation, history and future of Canada’s mining sector. 

BOOM! has received great reviews from the media and community and in April 2022 was awarded the TEA Award.

Please enjoy a behind the scenes look at the work that went into this “thrilling adventure.”

Project Details

We have long considered the Mill an iconic stage, exciting enough to be the canvas for a new visitor focused experience capable of attracting visitation upwards of 110,000 annual visitors. This visitation level is necessary for the Museum’s business model to enhance potential with revenues to care for the historic site, buildings and features.

Work in 2017 ranged from government and industry advocacy to research and due diligence about best approaches to storytelling. Key project contracts were signed in 2017 and we advanced from creative concept through design development into script sign off. Production concluded in 2018-2019 and BOOM! was launched in June 2019.

Learn more about BOOM!

Thank You

To our donors who supported BOOM!