Britannia Mine Museum’s New I HEART Carbon Exhibit and Giveaway

Comments 63 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Britannia Mine Museum, a National Historic Site just up the Sea to Sky, has launched its summer “I HEART Carbon” exhibit which runs until end of September. This exhibit explores the complexities of an element that’s all around and through us: carbon.

I HEART Carbon Exhibit

From what is carbon, how it shapes the world we live, how it has been used throughout history, CO2 emissions, to innovations that capture and convert carbon compounds such as CO2 into assets and the future of carbon.

The “I HEART Carbon” exhibit also features several innovative Canadian companies who are bringing carbon innovations to life.

There’s a company in Squamish that’s building the world’s first industrial pilot plant to explore whether atmospheric carbon dioxide could be used to produce gasoline, diesel and other transportation fuels, which are cleaning burning than fossil fuels. Abbotsford’s Fraser Valley Biogas was the first facility in North America to produce and supply renewable natural gas to customers, turning farm waste into natural gas and organic fertilizers.

Learn about these initiatives and more at the “I HEART Carbon” exhibit, which is part of Canada’s Innovation150 program that showcases Canadian innovations of the past, and focuses on innovations that drive our future.

The Britannia Mine Museum has an important role in educating the public about the contributions of mining and minerals to society, the 113-year history of the storied Britannia Beach community and the ideas and practices of environmental renewal and sustainability.

Britannia Mine Museum Giveaway

I have a fantastic prize package to give away that includes:

  • A Family Flex Pass (unlimited visits for any 2 adults and up to 3 youth for the entire year)
  • $50 to the Britannia Mine Museum Company Store where you can pick up a unique souvenir or gift.
  • $25 to the new Chatterbox Cafe where you can grab a cup of coffee, a bite to eat, and enjoy the beautiful Howe Sound view.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Click below to post an entry on Twitter

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Prize package can be picked up by the winner at the museum.

The Britannia Mine Museum provides unique and memorable experiences that engage visitors of all ages. Visitors can 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.

Follow the Britannia Mine Museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information about “I HEART Carbon” and other exhibits and attractions.

Update The winner is Kenneth McAllister!

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  1. christopheThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 2:04pm PDT

    Me me me!

  2. Kenneth McAllisterThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 3:57pm PDT

    Every time I drive past the Britannia Mine Museum I tell myself I want to take my kids there one day. So here’s my chance.

  3. Sequoia KornerThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 4:12pm PDT

    This looks awesome, pick me!

  4. LaelThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 7:50pm PDT

    Such an interesting place to take my family, I would love to win this!

  5. SusanThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 7:59pm PDT

    Our family would love this!!

  6. IainThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 8:10pm PDT

    My kids love this place!

  7. LindaThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 8:22pm PDT

    Such a fun place

  8. Jeannie LamThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 8:24pm PDT

    My son is very into minerals right now and he would love this place!

  9. MichelleThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 8:53pm PDT

    yes please

  10. Natasha EnnsThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 9:03pm PDT

    Commenting and tweeted 😉

  11. JacquelineThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 9:25pm PDT

    we have exactly 2 adults and 3 kids….what an adventure this would be:)

  12. EileenThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 9:29pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  13. jeanieThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 9:38pm PDT

    would love to win this!

  14. KimberlyThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 9:43pm PDT

    With family coming to visit with kids, this would be great!

  15. Marlene F.Thursday, July 6th, 2017 — 10:21pm PDT

    What a nice giveaway. Would be a nice place to visit this summer.

  16. Marla MartinThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 10:37pm PDT

    I would love to win please!

  17. TGThursday, July 6th, 2017 — 10:43pm PDT

    We have never been to the Mine Museum and would love to explore it!

  18. MilynneFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 12:58am PDT

    I haven’t been here in so long! Would love to win this giveaway!!

  19. Cheryl harrisFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 7:08am PDT

    Would love to bring my kids here

  20. Jeff HortonFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 7:46am PDT

    mmmm, carbon.

  21. ariel cFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 8:19am PDT

    yes please!

  22. adamFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 8:20am PDT

    sounds fun

  23. Lisa GFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 9:44am PDT

    This is such a fun way to spend an afternoon! Thanks for the chance to win:)

  24. Peter CFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 11:24am PDT

    Pretty cool.

  25. Steve BassawFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 12:08pm PDT

    I told my 9 year old niece how awesome the museum is and she can’t wait for me to take her!

  26. KaleighFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 12:43pm PDT

    Sounds very fun!

  27. DeanFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 12:44pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  28. Jill HansenFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 2:05pm PDT

    This truly would be great…had many a friend that have gone, and would love to experience this as they have many great comment, not only for the displays but staff also.

  29. Sunshine HFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 3:55pm PDT

    some friends of mine went recently and had a great time. I would love to go as well and see what it’s like.

  30. KellyFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 6:28pm PDT

    Looks great!

  31. LisaFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 6:30pm PDT

    Awesome contest! Would love to see it in person

  32. Karen MFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 6:41pm PDT

    I’d love to visit!

  33. Gene CFriday, July 7th, 2017 — 11:46pm PDT

    Sounds fun!!!

  34. Shelley ButcherSaturday, July 8th, 2017 — 5:24am PDT

    I would love to take my grandkids.? I’ve gone with two of my kids for school field trips years ago and we really enjoyed it.

  35. Angela GriffinSaturday, July 8th, 2017 — 7:04am PDT

    Our kids love Britannia Mines

  36. Mike GismondiSaturday, July 8th, 2017 — 7:04am PDT

    I have never been and would love to see it!

  37. LindaSaturday, July 8th, 2017 — 10:33am PDT

    I’ve always wanted to go to Britannia Mine Museum with my family.

  38. Tanya HSaturday, July 8th, 2017 — 1:09pm PDT

    I love carbon!

  39. DebzSunday, July 9th, 2017 — 10:44am PDT

    Love to go again since the last time was pre-reno.

  40. FonSunday, July 9th, 2017 — 11:25am PDT

    I’ve driven by but never gone in but always curious to see. Thanks for the info!

  41. Bonnie RSunday, July 9th, 2017 — 3:53pm PDT

    Haven’t been yet, but would love to go!

  42. KarmSunday, July 9th, 2017 — 4:20pm PDT

    Sounds so fun! Thanks for this opportunity

  43. KristaSunday, July 9th, 2017 — 6:35pm PDT

    Touring this site has been on my to-do list for a while!

  44. JasonSunday, July 9th, 2017 — 8:08pm PDT


  45. ANNA NGOSunday, July 9th, 2017 — 8:21pm PDT

    We love to visit the museum, we are in Vancouver 2 years already but haven’t there. Thank you.

  46. Barb WSunday, July 9th, 2017 — 8:49pm PDT

    I’ve wanted to check out this attraction forever!

  47. AlexMonday, July 10th, 2017 — 9:04am PDT

    Fun place to take the kids!

  48. janMonday, July 10th, 2017 — 9:52am PDT

    We have yet to go here.

  49. StotesMonday, July 10th, 2017 — 12:09pm PDT

    This sounds like a great day trip!

  50. Ada KnackMonday, July 10th, 2017 — 5:00pm PDT

    The Britannica Mine is literally awe inspiring. Just imagining workers having to trudge up those steep, massive stairs in the processing building is enough to make you think the Grouse Grind is easy.

  51. Lori MMonday, July 10th, 2017 — 7:57pm PDT

    This is such a great museum! Whoever wins will be quite lucky.

  52. StephanieMonday, July 10th, 2017 — 10:10pm PDT

    What a fun event!!

  53. Chad NehringTuesday, July 11th, 2017 — 7:11am PDT

    We love Britannia!

  54. Maria SmirnovTuesday, July 11th, 2017 — 7:11am PDT

    This would be fun!

  55. Valerie PTuesday, July 11th, 2017 — 10:38am PDT

    I would love to take my family!

  56. TaniaTuesday, July 11th, 2017 — 1:16pm PDT

    Such an interesting place to take my family, I would love to win this!

  57. RinoTuesday, July 11th, 2017 — 1:17pm PDT

    Fun place to take the kids!

  58. AngelaTuesday, July 11th, 2017 — 11:34pm PDT

    We really want to visit this place!

  59. KimWednesday, July 12th, 2017 — 10:15pm PDT

    Cool prize!

  60. grayelfThursday, July 13th, 2017 — 7:48am PDT

    We took our niece last year and it really is worthwhile.

  61. AruThursday, July 13th, 2017 — 6:10pm PDT

    I would love to explore the museum never have been here. Thanks

  62. AgathaFriday, July 14th, 2017 — 4:01pm PDT

    This is such a great museum and I’d love to visit again!!

  63. Karen MSunday, August 6th, 2017 — 7:53am PDT

    Yes, please. I’d love to win this one!

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