• Lara

Panning For The Future at the Britannia Mine Museum

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

As soon as we were squished in the cart and riding down into a dark, damp and cold mine, I could see Denzel unable to contain his excitement. MOM! LOOK! He was awestruck as we passed one display item after another. His days of Minecraft gaming had just come to life right before his eyes. Where else do you get to ride down into what was once the largest copper mine in the British Empire!?!

This amazing spot is a place we like to go each summer with out of province visitors. To say there is something for everyone at the Britannia Mine Museum would be an understatement. Many of the displays are touch screen, interactive and incorporate learning the history of this mine in a fun hands-on way. Joining my children's natural interest with opportunities to learn history brings me so much joy.

There are so many highlights at this tourist attraction. The children always love the outdoor section that allows them to pan for gold nuggets.

The fun part is that they get to take home whatever they find. Even I get excited about the tangible reward that comes from focused panning!

Between a 3D movie played on the history of the mine and how it operated, to the oversized haul trucks you get to see and touch, this museum is really captivating to all ages. I can't say enough about how great it is to pack a lunch and spend the whole day at this 10 Acre wheelchair accessible site.

Family Friends Touring With us

Complete with a gift shop, cafe and washrooms, this site really is worth the drive. If you still have the energy afterwards, Britannia beach is just a few minutes away to go for a splash.

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Pro Tip #1 Take over the head ear protection for infants if you go into the mine shaft. The lunch bell and sound of drilling can feel really loud when you are underground.

Pro Tip #2: Your Vancouver science world membership gets you a discount on your admission!

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