Heritage Week at Britannia Mine Museum
Bringing the Past into the Future
Celebrate the history of British Columbia at Britannia Mine Museum, a National Historic Site on the shores of Howe Sound. The mine has a fascinating history. Over 60,000 people lived and worked here; a site of tragedy and triumph, pioneering work on ore mining and copper extraction, fires, floods, and much more. This history is well preserved in thoughtfully curated exhibits that include machinery and equipment, photo archives, structures on the site, and the historic Mill No.3 building which is one of the most innovative and striking industrial buildings in all of Canada.
Throughout Heritage Week, the interpreter team will be offering brief histories of some of their favourite places and events on-site: including intriguing stories from the past, the fascinating history of the church, and the 347 step staircase that once led the minors home to the Mount Sheer Town Site.