Britannia Beach

Once a mining town following the discovery of copper in 1888, the community of Britannia Beach is now a charming village, rich with art and on-site mining history.

Visitors are welcome to discover the Sea to Sky’s Golden Village. At its centre is the Britannia Mine Museum, an award-winning National Historic Site that has recently undergone a multi-million dollar facelift. Adults and kids alike can experience what life was really like in a busy mining town by getting up-close looks at machinery, ore carts, a working Lime Tank and the famous Mill 3 where the ore was once processed. To complete the experience, be sure to climb aboard the museum’s mine train, pan for real gold and sit on the original throne used in the Copper Queen pageant.

Britannia Beach is also home to art galleries and a trading post where you’ll find a great selection of artwork by leading contemporary Northwest Coast Native artists, a general store and the local Chatterbox cafe.

How to get here

Britannia Beach is located along the Sea to Sky Highway just 10 minutes south of Squamish. The Britannia Mine Museum is visible from the highway itself.


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