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Family Fun Day at Britannia Mine Museum

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 — 7:29pm PDT
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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.

Britannia Mine Museum, Media Tour Day

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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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  1. Dee says:

    always wanted to go!

  2. Iain says:

    My kids love this place!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Sounds fun!!!

  4. Linda says:

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

  5. Alan says:

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

  6. Lisa G says:

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

  7. Sheri says:

    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!

  8. Kiema says:

    Wud LOVE to win tix!! Been wanting to take my kids there for years! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Anar says:

    My 3 boys wud LOVE it there!!! Pick me…pick me ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Aimee says:

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

  11. Jocelyn says:

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

  12. Jason says:

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

  13. charlene says:

    Always been curious about this place!

  14. Christelle says:

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

  15. Julie Thevarge says:

    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;)

  16. Emilia says:

    Always a fun and interesting place to visit

  17. Meg says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Cecilia says:

    Looks fun!

  19. Lisa says:

    A great family activity!

  20. Shannon says:

    We’ve always wanted to go.

  21. Fayeza says:

    Really wanted to take my kids there

  22. Karen says:

    This would be a great experience!

  23. Amber says:

    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.

  24. Jenny says:

    Never been there.

  25. Brennan says:

    Would love to go! Never been there.

  26. Mag says:

    Thank you for the chance.

  27. Wally says:

    Please pick me!

  28. JH says:

    Would be fun to take the kids there.

  29. Darcy says:

    This would be a great day!

  30. Angela says:

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

  31. Angela says:

    It’s been so long… we want to go! ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. Shelley says:

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

  33. Amanda says:

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

  34. tania says:

    A great family activity!

  35. rino says:

    Always been curious about this place!

  36. Alex says:

    My kids love this place!

  37. Teresa says:

    I’d love to win

  38. Holly says:

    Would love to explore what’s here.

  39. Charles A. says:

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

  40. Eileen says:

    Sounds fun!

  41. Judy Thuy Duong says:

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

  42. Renfrew says:

    Thanks for featuring this cool museum!

  43. Rob Ekins says:

    would love to win this, to take our grandkids

  44. Danny says:

    Thank you for such a great information.

    I will take my kids to there.

  45. Maria Smirnov says:

    Love this place!

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