Howe Sound has played an important role in Britannia's history. One of its more important roles was serving as a port that transported extracted minerals, essential supplies crucial to life at Britannia, and miner's and their families.
Located on the newly-restored "Howe Sound Decks", 40 feet above the Sea-to-Sky highway, Foundations explores the relationship between Britannia and Howe Sound and mining's contribution to the community and province. This outdoor exhibit also recognizes the environmental impact on the Howe Sound region and the remediation efforts that have led to the continued recovery and return of several species to the area.
Foundations also features: an original sculpture from internationally renowned artist Ross Argo of Argo Arts based in Mission, B.C.; a 3D geographical model illustrating the size and scale of Britannia in its Howe Sound setting fabricated by Britannia Beach's own Mark Sampson of The Model Shop; and an interactive panel produced by the Squamish-Lillooet Cultural Centre exploring the Squamish Nation's relationship to Howe Sound prior to the discovery of natural resources.
To learn more about the remediation efforts and the innovation that increases sustainability in modern mining practice please click here.