Britannia Mine Museum General Admission

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Britannia Mine Museum General Admission

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Offered in: English


Take a trip through history as you experience the life of a miner with this admission ticket and guided tour of the Britannia Mine Museum. This historic copper mine, situated between Whistler and Vancouver, has been in operation since the early 20th century. Get a fascinating look at mining’s evolution over the years, as told by the museum's collection of interactive exhibits, films, and hands-on activities, try your hand at gold panning, immerse yourself in the award-winning multi-sensory BOOM! Show and take a ride on the mine train as you travel inside a real mine tunnel.
  • Visit the award-winning Britannia Mine Museum
  • Explore the state-of-the-art museum with many exhibits, films, and hands-on activities
  • Take a ride on a mine train and go deep into an authentic mining tunnel
  • Learn how to pan for gold and then keep your findings!
  • Learn about the science and history of mining from knowledgeable tour guides
  • Rumble aboard The Underground train as it rolls through an historic mining tunnel
  • Immerse yourself in the award-winning multi-sensory BOOM! Show in the Historic Mill#3 Building

What's Included

  • BOOM! A live-action experience in the historic Mill
  • Guided Underground Mine Tour
  • Gold Panning "you find it, you claim it!"
  • Interactive Exhibits and Mineral Gallery
  • Panoramic Views
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to or from Vancouver

What To Expect

Take a deep dive into the history of mining in Canada with this admission and guided tour at the Britannia Mine Museum. Learn about the history of this fascinating industry through a series of interactive exhibits and through your knowledgeable tour guides.

This National Historic Site and Canadian Signature Experience offers an award-winning museum on the location of what was once one of the largest copper mines in the British Empire.

Immerse yourself in the museum’s collection of displays, hands-on exhibits, and films, learning about the rich history of this unique industry. Then climb aboard the museum’s on-site mine train, which will take you on a trip inside one of the former mining tunnels. Along the way, your guide will share stories about the mine’s colorful past.

Continue inside the sprawling mill building to see BOOM! and learn about the inner-workings of one of the last-remaining gravity-fed mills in North America. Finish your tour with a chance to pan for gold at the museum’s gold-panning station, taking home any of your lucky finds. General Admission is timed entry including the guided underground tour and BOOM! When booking, choose the entry time o your choice. You are welcome to spend as long as you like onsite.

Britannia Mine Museum

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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • 45-min guided tours are offered throughout the day (Check website for current hours)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please arrive onsite 15 minutes prior to your entry time
  • The underground tour is NOT WHEELCHAIR or STROLLER accessible. The rest of our site is.
  • We recommend booking your tour time in advance. We cannot guarantee availability unless it is booked in advance.
  • Reservations can be made online up to 12 hour prior to a tour time
  • The Underground Tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible
  • Please do not visit if you are showing any signs of Covid-19 symptoms
  • To access the underground train tour you will need to climb 48 stairs

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Richard_F, Aug 2023
Boom movie. Big improvement over previous talk. Now you're passing me off.utx8td7tdutxutxurxuxrxur uggxug. Utxurxufx
A real mining experience
Stphanie_C, Aug 2023
My husband is a mining engineer and he thought this was very well done. The mill is simply breathtaking.
Britannia Mines Tour
Margaret_K, Aug 2023
The train into the mine, the history and how hard the minors worked. The noise and conditions they worked in. The community and how close they all were. Loved the whole interactive tour.
Definitely a fun experience!
Donn_P, Aug 2023
Boom! was very entertaining and informative! There were lots of little things for kids to do. Our tour guide was engaging. Overall a great experience.
Judy_G, Aug 2023
The tunnel experience was informative and an eye opening experience of what working in a mine was like. The video was great too. The interior of the building was amazing, especially the thing that looked like a rollercoaster.
Best experience!
Heather_D, Aug 2023
Our guide Kate brought the tunnels to life for us. The BOOM show was amazing. Our grandchildren Wyatt and Fiona enjoyed everything! What an experience. Thank you, the Dearborn Dolsen family.
Excellent family outing
mike_l, Jul 2023
Gold panning the train ride through the mine the boom presentation (excellent ) and experiment on waste water treatment were all experiences that enriched our knowledge and made the outing great fun. Well done and kudos to the staff for making it so memorable.
Well maintained old mine...
Irit_G, Jun 2023
Well maintained old mine as a museum. Nice new modern buildings as facilities. Well organized guided tour, starting and finishing right on time.
Bryan_F, Jun 2023
The tour was excellent and our guide Chris was very Knowledgeable about the Mine's history. Thank you.
Great history story and science/technology story.
Don_W, Jun 2023
I had no idea what was in this big building. And I had no idea how advanced and huge mining was a hundred years ago.
Britannia Mining Museum is a Must
Joy_B, Mar 2023
I took my 3 grandchildren ages 10, 12, and 16. We all thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Their Favorite was the last part the Boom. It was so well done and we all said we would like to go again. This is right in our doorstep as we live in Squamish and drive past all the time but have never gone in. Why? Should have gone before but now we will. Great place and all is very well done. Thank you all for all your hard work
Worth going to the Mine!
Sandra_B, Aug 2022
Boom and under ground tour we’re very interactive, fun, and educational, even for my teenagers. We loved everything! Was one of the best “museums” I’ve been to.
Would recommend.
Amber_D, Jul 2022
Holly the guide was awesome. Boom show explained everything very well. Fun to gold pan with the kids.
Britannia Mine Tour
patrickmelnyk, Jul 2022
Wonderful experience! This is more than a museum, the tunnel ride and light show at the end of the tour was great. Our guide Kate was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I recommend this tour for all ages.
Wendy_M, Jul 2022
was a better experience for kids than the adults ... story was good, activities were limited, the train into the mine was extremely short and daylight was always visible
Britannia Mine Museum well worth a visit!
Arlene_L, Jun 2022
The Boom movie experience, underground mine tour, and exhibits were all very well done and extremely interesting.
Nina_M, May 2022
We had an Excellent tour guide (Mae) and so much fun in each part of the experience....we will be back again for sure :) Great for adults and kids alike, finished up gold panning and found some treasure! The Mill 3 interactive show was the highlight for me!
Informative and fun
carlie_b, Apr 2022
The tunnel was so cool, wish you could go a bit deeper in there but safety first. Loved learning about the mines as I didn’t know much at all about them before.
Amazing experience🤗
Denise_S, Mar 2022
Gréât host. He was very knowledgeable, animated and friendly. The whole experience was enjoyed greatly by the whole family.
great experience
Dongki_K, Mar 2022
underground train tour was great. I wish more people come and visit there and remember and know better about the history.