Unearth History at the Britannia Mine Museum

Rumble aboard an underground train, pan for gold, and be immersed in the live-action BOOM! show at this National Historic Site!
Rumble aboard The Underground train as it rolls through an historic mining tunnel. Push up your sleeves at our Gold Panning Pavilion and keep what you find! Immerse yourself in the live- action, multi-sensory experience of BOOM!, as you learn about copper extraction, mill history and what life was like back in the day. Britannia Mine Museum offers a little seen world that fascinates all ages. Located on the Sea to Sky Highway between Vancouver and Squamish!
2 Hours from $35/person CAD
Off The Beaten Path

Primary Location

Britannia Beach, British Columbia


Available Daily from August 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021


  • Admission to the Britannia Mine Museum includes a guided underground tour, historical exhibits, gold panning, the award-winning film Ground Breaking and the newest attraction BOOM!

Not Included:

  • 5% GST
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

Click Book Online for 2020 & 2021 pricing!

  • All prices are per person
  • The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your admissions reservation time to allow time to explore the Visitors Centre and make your way to the train pavilion for your guided underground tour

Optional Extras:

  • Group options available on request


Multi-award-winning Britannia Mine Museum offers an immersive experience of an iconic National Historic Site. Through a range of exhibits, tours and a live-action show, guests experience what it was like to be working and living in a remote, tight-knit community and consider their own personal connection with materials mined today.

Passionate, friendly interpreter hosts bring history to life, sharing real miners’ stories of challenges and accomplishments. Highlights included a ride through The Underground on a mine train, early mining demonstrations in the haulage tunnel, panning for gemstones (you can keep what you find!), and the live-action, multi-sensory experience of BOOM! in the landmark Mill building.

The BOOM! Show is Britannia’s newest attraction, offering a thrilling, 15-minute live-action experience that utilizes special effects, state-of-the-art technology, multiple screens, and over thirty speakers, bringing one of the world’s most striking industrial buildings roaring back to life. A tactile exploration of Canadian industrial heritage and mining’s modern relevance, the Museum offers an immersive and authentic learning experience. History constantly evolves at the Museum, connecting the past, present and future of Canadian mining. Presenting historical and current information in fun, interactive and relatable formats allows guests to reflect on what mining means to them today, and what it means for future generations.

As a charitable organization, the Museum is self-supporting in its ability to earn revenues to maintain operations, research, exhibits and programs. Each admission, gift shop purchase, site rental, membership and donation helps preserve Canadian heritage and presents mining’s relevance today and towards a sustainable future.

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