The Britannia Mine Museum is just a quick drive up the Sea to Sky highway and it’s full of history, activities, environmental and educational information, and more. This weekend, it will be the scene of an Easter Egg Hunt of epic proportions.
The Easter Bunny’s favourite cousin, the loveable Britanniasaurus Rex, will be back hiding his favourite little dino eggs filled with gemstones and goodies throughout the site for kids to find.
When: Sunday, March 31, 2013 with egg hunts at 10:00am and 2:00pm
Where: 45 minutes north of Vancouver along the Sea to Sky
Cost: Free for members or by regular admission.
On Easter Sunday there will also be kid-friendly learning activities to help identify the gems and visitors can enjoy the usual crowd favourites such as the underground mine train and gold panning, tour the historic 20-storey Mill building, the company gift store, and the children’s play.
You might recognize it as a filming location for some notable movies and TV shows but its main purpose is as a National Historic Site and as “a non-profit organization with the intent to increase awareness of the impact of mining and minerals to society, the history of the storied Britannia Beach community and the ideas and practices of environmental renewal and sustainability.”
The Britannia Mine Museum is open seven days a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm with guided tours throughout the day (last tour departs at 3:00pm). Follow along on Facebook and Twitter for more news and special event info.