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Fay Kam-Okamoto
· January 25, 2018
This place was amazing! I loved the mine tour, riding on the tracks that led us to areas that still had equiptment used back in the early 1900's! When they turned on the drill, everything shook, inc...luding me! It was so loud! I can't imagine being a miner back then, what their bodies had to endure. My favorite part was panning for gold! I found 5 pieces of gold, some amethyst and quartz too! You get to take home what you find! See More
Colleen Mayovsky
· April 28, 2018
Loved this place. The mining tour where you ride in the cars was so much fun and loved Laura, our tour guide, who took us thru the tour. Oh and the panning for gold isn’t just for kids, lol, I thoroug...hly enjoyed myself. Lots of things I was unaware of and learned so much. I would highly recommend you take a trip here. See More
Shannon Backlund
· December 16, 2017
We had a fantastic visit to Britannia Mine Museum yesterday! Our tour guide, Sean, was wonderful. He was very friendly, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable about the history of the place, and we were luck...y enough to be the only ones on the tour at the time. Our kids (10, 10, & 14) also want me to add that it was "super fun and extra cool that they got a gold panning lesson to find real gold and gems"! See More
Rosabel Sinclair
· March 31, 2018
Our family enjoyed the tour & going through the tunnels as well as the gold panning. I really enjoyed learning about the town and the people that inhabited it. Thank you for preserving a piece of BC history.
Trina Jarnell
· September 11, 2017
My daughter (7) got to choose going to the aquarium, the zoo or Brittania Mine (to gold pan). She chose the mine as she's been to the other 2 before. She was brave in the mine, but didn't like the tal...king, being 7 she doesn't understand the importance of history yet, and she thinks 2000 is a long time ago. We did like to pan for gold, she found interest in the mineral rocks. My husband found interest getting the pyrites and i managed to find 2 flakes of gold. It was funny as everyone panning thought the pyrites was gold, hehehe! Going here made me want to go Barkerville as i grew up within an hour from there. Everyone was very friendly and professional there. Thank you for the experience :) See More
Lauralyn Carrle
· August 22, 2017
We ended up going here on the day of the eclipse. The staff was amazing and kind enough to lend us and all it's other customers that came through a pair of glasses to look at the sun so that everyone ...could have a chance to see this wonderful and once in a life time event. Thank you all so much. We had a fantastic time See More
Cam Martin
· February 13, 2018
First timers - we took our 10 year old children
We all found it very informative. I had no idea the mine was such a big part of our history in BC.
Our guide was excellent .
Jody Carter
· September 18, 2017
Our tour guide Sean did an amazing job! There was a little kid constantly talking and interrupting and he was just amazing with him. Living here my whole life I've never been before, I learnt alot and... got to pan for gold ! Would go again for sure See More
Rob Tellier
· April 26, 2018
What a Wonderful Tour The Entire Family Will Enjoy! The Museum and Guided Tour is Superb. Take a Step Back In Time and See What Life As a Miner Was Like in the Early 1900's. Don't Miss This Museum On ...Your Visit To The West Coast of BC! See More
Robin MacDonald
· November 7, 2017
I worked here for many years when I lived in Squamish. Such a magical place with many wonderful people.
Leif Espelund
· April 17, 2017
For the past decade my friends and I have talked about stopping here on our way home from ski trips to Whistler, but we are always too tired to stop in after a couple days on the slopes. We finally fe...lt up to it on our drive home Sunday afternoon and it was well worth it. Super interesting history and we were pleasantly surprised to find out we actually got to go into the mines. It is a little bit more expensive than I was expecting ($30 Canadian for an adult), but still worth it. I kind of wish there was a way to see more of the mill building which is just massive. I really wanted to explore that. See More
Matthew Taylor
· May 11, 2016
This is a very well done historical museum. The tour staff were engaging and the facility is in very good shape. Entry price is a bit high, but it partially goes to environmental cleanup work relat...ed to the plant's history, which is a good cause.

If it's a rainy day, or cold, it will be harder to enjoy all the outbuildings and outdoor displays and signs, which might impact your sense of value for the ticket price.

Staff in the gift shop was fantastic. On our day there our young girls were trying to spend their last Canadian coins. They only had enough for one small mineral rock souvenir, but the staff comped a second when they saw the sad sibling.

Definitely a thumbs up from me
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Barb Jacobsen
· November 12, 2017
Was a very informative tour. Hope to watch the progress of opening the mill up a little more for the tours.
Dawn Eade
· May 1, 2017
It was our first visit with our sons 8 years and 11 years. We had a very enjoyable day and our guide Marsh was amazing. His knowledge from working there himself in the 60's and 70's really brought t...he experience to life! Will recommend to everyone we know! Thank you Dawn Eade See More
Dale Van Sickle
· April 30, 2016
I lived in Squamish for years and never visited the Britannia museum and finally went after I moved away and am I ever glad I did!! This tour is a must!! I even panned for gold and went home with a ...few nuggets. See More
Dustin McCauley
· April 8, 2017
I took my 2 year old son and spent the day here. What an amazing experience! Knowledgeable and very friendly staff, lots to see and do, and he loved the train ride :D We will definitely be visiting again!
Timo Seufert
· March 26, 2017
Was very nice and informative. Good setup. Kids had also fun on an event there that day. Oh ang visit the blue bus fish and chips about a 100 m far. Very tasty.
Trent Olson
· July 3, 2017
Awesome experience. The young red head tour guide did great. But the lady manager or person in charge was very rude & not friendly.
Vanessa Gauthier - Gradon
· October 5, 2017
We loved it. Very educational and the tour guide was great. 👍😀🚧🚊
Lanna Christie
· July 17, 2017
A great way for the family to spend the afternoon. It truly was the best museum I have been to yet.
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It’s #internationalmuseumday! Did you know the Britannia site is over 100 years old and we’ve been a museum since 1975? We’re looking pretty good for our age!

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There's an entire world just steps from Britannia Mine Museum that few people ever get to see - and we're bringing it to you! Our new temporary photography exhibit showcases stunning underwater photography by local scuba divers. Get a glimpse of life in the deep with Howe Sound: Beauty Below! https://www.britanniaminemuseum.ca/…/howe-sound-beauty-belo…

Join us for the Howe Sound: Beauty Below Photo Exhibit Launch on May 26th during our Family Fun Day event.

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It's a busy summer at Britannia Mine Museum with the kick-off event "110 years of discoveries" on July 1st (Canada Day) and Copper & Fire on July 20th -- there is plenty to see and do. Hope to see you soon!
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Sansho Daiko drumming group at the Britannia Mine Museum
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A quick video link (30 sec) on the new Britannia Mine Museum.
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