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 November of 2021 won 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. Our 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 have advanced from creative concept through design development into script sign off. Production is the work of 2018 with a launch date set for May 2019.

Mill Show (BOOM!) Donors