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

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 — 1:25pm PDT
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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!

Current contests on


  1. christophe says:

    Me me me!

  2. Kenneth McAllister says:

    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 Korner says:

    This looks awesome, pick me!

  4. Lael says:

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

  5. Susan says:

    Our family would love this!!

  6. Iain says:

    My kids love this place!

  7. Linda says:

    Such a fun place

  8. Jeannie Lam says:

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

  9. Michelle says:

    yes please

  10. Natasha Enns says:

    Commenting and tweeted 😉

  11. Jacqueline says:

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

  12. Eileen says:

    Sounds like fun!

  13. jeanie says:

    would love to win this!

  14. Kimberly says:

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

  15. Marlene F. says:

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

  16. Marla Martin says:

    I would love to win please!

  17. TG says:

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

  18. Milynne says:

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

  19. Cheryl harris says:

    Would love to bring my kids here

  20. Jeff Horton says:

    mmmm, carbon.

  21. ariel c says:

    yes please!

  22. adam says:

    sounds fun

  23. Lisa G says:

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

  24. Peter C says:

    Pretty cool.

  25. Steve Bassaw says:

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

  26. Kaleigh says:

    Sounds very fun!

  27. Dean says:

    Would love to go!

  28. Jill Hansen says:

    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 H says:

    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. Kelly says:

    Looks great!

  31. Lisa says:

    Awesome contest! Would love to see it in person

  32. Karen M says:

    I’d love to visit!

  33. Gene C says:

    Sounds fun!!!

  34. Shelley Butcher says:

    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 Griffin says:

    Our kids love Britannia Mines

  36. Mike Gismondi says:

    I have never been and would love to see it!

  37. Linda says:

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

  38. Tanya H says:

    I love carbon!

  39. Debz says:

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

  40. Fon says:

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

  41. Bonnie R says:

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

  42. Karm says:

    Sounds so fun! Thanks for this opportunity

  43. Krista says:

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

  44. Jason says:


  45. ANNA NGO says:

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

  46. Barb W says:

    I’ve wanted to check out this attraction forever!

  47. Alex says:

    Fun place to take the kids!

  48. jan says:

    We have yet to go here.

  49. Stotes says:

    This sounds like a great day trip!

  50. Ada Knack says:

    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 M says:

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

  52. Stephanie says:

    What a fun event!!

  53. Chad Nehring says:

    We love Britannia!

  54. Maria Smirnov says:

    This would be fun!

  55. Valerie P says:

    I would love to take my family!

  56. Tania says:

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

  57. Rino says:

    Fun place to take the kids!

  58. Angela says:

    We really want to visit this place!

  59. Kim says:

    Cool prize!

  60. grayelf says:

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

  61. Aru says:

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

  62. Agatha says:

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

  63. Karen M says:

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

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