The Britannia Mine operated from 1904 to 1974 and was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire.
It is told that over 60,000 people from 50 countries lived and worked in this isolated mining community over the course of its life.
Its story also comes up to the present day with the environmental remediation campaign that has cleaned up the local waters, seeing salmon and trout visit the local creeks.
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The Museum is a premier, non-profit organization dedicated to presenting mining's relevance today and towards a sustainable future. We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the sovereign Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation.