It’s Mining Week in BC and to celebrate, the Britannia Mine Museum — our favourite Sea-to-Sky mining attraction — is hosting their annual Family Fun Day.
What: Britannia Mine Museum Family Fun Day
Where: Britannia Beach along the Sea to Sky (you can’t miss it!)
When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10:00pm to 4:00pm
Cost: Family Fun Day activities are sponsored by Finning and are free for members or by regular admission
Activities throughout Family Fun Day include: An all-day Lego scavenger hunt for minifigures; yummy chocolate chip cookie mining, where kids can learn about exploration, extraction and remediation while enjoying a tasty treat; EPCOR water treatment experiment; face painting and temporary tattoos; costume photo booth; a special display by Finning; and fan favourites like the underground mine train, the 20-storey Mill building and gold panning.
Family Fun Day will also feature two special Japanese taiko drumming performances by Sansho Daiko inside the Mill building at 11:00am and 2:00pm. A blacksmith will also be on site demonstrating his craft as he forges and shapes metal into interesting objects.
It’s fun for kids to explore and get hands-on, while I personally love the local history lesson and learning about the area’s past.
The Britannia Mine Museum has an important role in educating the public about the contributions of mining and minerals to society, the 110-year 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. Follow on Twitter and Facebook for more information.