Family Fun Day at Britannia Mine Museum

Comments 46 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Britannia Mine Museum is taking part in BC Mining Week by hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 14th. This special event is focused on recognizing the contributions of modern mining to British Columbians.


Family Fun Day at Britannia Mine Museum

At Family Fun Day, visitors of all ages can enjoy various entertaining activities from several Earth Science organizations including:

  • Interactive mineral workshops from MineralsEd like make your own fossil imprints
  • Explore the world of geoscience with hands-on activities from Below BC
  • Science based water activities exploring the unique properties of H2O
  • Live performances by the Sansho Daiko Japanese Drummers
  • Climb aboard a Finning loader
  • Face painting, a costume photo booth, and cookie mining
  • Hang out in the Britannia Beach Volunteer Fire Department fire truck

The Museum will also debut its new 2016 summer exhibit, Water: Beneath the Surface, which examines the complex world of H2O. The exhibit includes fun, interactive displays and experiments exploring the hidden talent of water, how it shapes the land around us, and the role it plays in creating some of the most extreme and fascinating environments on our planet.

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Britannia Mine Media Day Tour
Photo credit: John Bollwitt on Flickr

The Britannia Mine Museum provides unique and memorable experiences that engage visitors of all ages. Enjoy fun exhibits and crowd favourites like the underground mine train, the historic 20-storey concentrator mill and gold panning, and learn about Britannia’s history as one of the largest copper mines in the British Commonwealth in the 1930s.

Win a Family Pack of Tickets

The Britannia Mine Museum has an important role in educating the public about the contributions of mining and minerals to society, the 112-year history of the storied Britannia Beach community and the ideas and practices of environmental renewal and sustainability.

Check it out for yourself! Enter to win a family pack of 5 tickets (2 adults and 3 kids). Here’s how:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win passes to @BritanniaMine from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Follow Britannia Mine Museum on Facebook and Twitter for more information about this iconic attraction just up the Sea to Sky. It is open seven days a week from 9:00am to 5:00pm with guided tours throughout the day (last tour at 3:00pm).

The contest winner can use their passes on Family Fun Day, or another time, as they will be valid for one visit until the end of 2016.

BC Mining Week takes place May 8-14, 2016 with events taking place all over British Columbia, recognizing and celebrating the importance of mining as one of BC’s largest and oldest industries.

Update The winner is Aimee!

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46 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. DeeTuesday, May 3rd, 2016 — 7:59pm PST

    always wanted to go!

  2. DeeTuesday, May 3rd, 2016 — 8:00pm PST


  3. IainTuesday, May 3rd, 2016 — 10:28pm PST

    My kids love this place!

  4. StephanieTuesday, May 3rd, 2016 — 10:34pm PST

    Sounds fun!!!

  5. LindaWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 12:05am PST

    Would love to be able to bring my 3 kids and hubby to check out this place. The pictures look very interesting.

  6. AlanWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 7:03am PST

    Driven past this but never been, would love to. Was actually watching the X-Files episode on Sunday that was filmed here.

  7. Lisa GWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 8:19am PST

    I love that they are doing a water exhibit, such a fun and educational place!
    Thanks for the chance to win:)

  8. SheriWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 10:11am PST

    Thanks for promoting a gem of a place in BC! My kids have been once or twice for school trips, but I have never been to the Mining Museum! Would love to enjoy a visit with the whole family!

  9. KiemaWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 11:01am PST

    Wud LOVE to win tix!! Been wanting to take my kids there for years! Thanks 🙂

  10. AnarWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 11:05am PST

    My 3 boys wud LOVE it there!!! Pick me…pick me 😉

  11. AimeeWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 11:17am PST

    Maybe I can take my 2 kids, a friend… And my husband will count as the 3rd child.

  12. JocelynWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 11:18am PST

    I would love to take my kids. They have never been.

  13. JasonWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 3:33pm PST

    Great prize, first time I would be able to go.

  14. charleneWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 4:00pm PST

    Always been curious about this place!

  15. ChristelleWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 4:33pm PST

    I have never been, it’s on my list of things to discover!

  16. Julie ThevargeWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 8:03pm PST

    Always missed the great opportunity with both of my sons, as work came first.
    Lesson learned, family time is important, learn together about our own surroundings.
    becoming a Glamma has brought more awareness to family and time.
    good luck to all;)

  17. EmiliaWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 8:11pm PST

    Always a fun and interesting place to visit

  18. MegWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 8:39pm PST

    I haven’t been since it’s been renovated (its been awhile). We’d love to go. The coffee shop nearby is a treat too 🙂

  19. CeciliaWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 9:58pm PST

    Looks fun!

  20. LisaWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 10:20pm PST

    A great family activity!

  21. ShannonWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 10:53pm PST

    We’ve always wanted to go.

  22. FayezaWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 11:39pm PST

    Really wanted to take my kids there

  23. KarenWednesday, May 4th, 2016 — 11:55pm PST

    This would be a great experience!

  24. AmberThursday, May 5th, 2016 — 12:47am PST

    My neighbour was just telling me about her recent trip to the mine with her kids. They loved it. I’ve lived here all my life and have only ever driven past en route to Squamish or Whistler. I had no idea they ran a train through one of the tunnels to do an underground tour?! Sounds like an awesome family outing.

  25. JennyThursday, May 5th, 2016 — 7:35am PST

    Never been there.

  26. BrennanThursday, May 5th, 2016 — 8:12am PST

    Would love to go! Never been there.

  27. MagThursday, May 5th, 2016 — 9:51am PST

    Thank you for the chance.

  28. WallyThursday, May 5th, 2016 — 10:33am PST

    Please pick me!

  29. JHThursday, May 5th, 2016 — 1:28pm PST

    Would be fun to take the kids there.

  30. DarcyThursday, May 5th, 2016 — 7:17pm PST

    This would be a great day!

  31. AngelaThursday, May 5th, 2016 — 11:11pm PST

    It’s been so long… we really would love to go!

  32. AngelaThursday, May 5th, 2016 — 11:12pm PST

    It’s been so long… we want to go! 🙂

  33. ShelleyFriday, May 6th, 2016 — 6:13am PST

    Haven’t been since I went as a little girl on a school field trip. This would be fun.

  34. AmandaFriday, May 6th, 2016 — 7:15am PST

    This place looks so neat. The boys would love it!

  35. taniaFriday, May 6th, 2016 — 9:08am PST

    A great family activity!

  36. rinoFriday, May 6th, 2016 — 9:08am PST

    Always been curious about this place!

  37. AlexFriday, May 6th, 2016 — 11:12am PST

    My kids love this place!

  38. TeresaSaturday, May 7th, 2016 — 2:30am PST

    I’d love to win

  39. HollySaturday, May 7th, 2016 — 12:45pm PST

    Would love to explore what’s here.

  40. Charles A.Saturday, May 7th, 2016 — 5:47pm PST

    Would love to win the tickets. but can only use the 2 adult tickets. probably give away the kids tickets to needy family?

  41. EileenSaturday, May 7th, 2016 — 10:28pm PST

    Sounds fun!

  42. Judy Thuy DuongSunday, May 8th, 2016 — 12:22am PST

    Love museums and always wanted to go. Thanks for the chance!

  43. RenfrewSunday, May 8th, 2016 — 9:31am PST

    Thanks for featuring this cool museum!

  44. Rob EkinsTuesday, May 10th, 2016 — 2:01pm PST

    would love to win this, to take our grandkids

  45. DannyWednesday, May 11th, 2016 — 4:06pm PST

    Thank you for such a great information.

    I will take my kids to there.

  46. Maria SmirnovMonday, May 16th, 2016 — 2:56pm PST

    Love this place!

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