To be considered a historical site, buildings must be at least 50 years old and contain at least one Fathers of Confederation skeleton. Feel history in your bones with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $12 for adult day admission (up to a $24.08 value, including tax)
- $22 for two adult day admissions (up to a $48.16 value, including tax)
- $39 for a family day admission for two adults and up to three kids (up to an $80.64 value, including tax)
Children aged 5 and younger receive free admission. Visitors can explore the museum themselves, and take guided tours throughout the day. See the tour schedule here.
Britannia Mine Museum's prices vary based on age.
Britannia Mine Museum
At one time, the Britannia Mine was the largest copper mine in the British Empire. It operated from 1904 to 1974, and over the course of those 70 years, more than 60,000 people of myriad races, religions, and backgrounds made it their workplace.
Today, resting alongside British Columbia's sea-to-sky highway, the mine enjoys retirement as a National Historic Site, and opens its doors to visitors every day of the week year-round. Inside, dozens of exhibits, displays, and hands-on activities keep bygone eras alive, including the award-winning short film, Groundbreaking: The Britannia Mine Story, which details the mine's origins. Perhaps the museum's biggest draw, daily guided train tours head underground to showcase the sights, sounds, and working conditions of the mine. Meanwhile, back above ground, a gift shop sends visitors home with their own little pieces of history.