No less than 21 historic buildings and structures are in our care. Even our newest building went up back in 1951 while the oldest was built in 1905. From the landmark Mill Building to the inconspicuous pump house, each one has a story to tell. Throughout Britannia Beach, you'll see other historic structures that are still standing. All serve as a reminder of what was once the greatest mining town in BC.
At one time, people from more than 50 different nationalities worked the mine. These days, people of all ages come to appreciate how this mining community was built and how the mine developed. So talk it up amongst your group. It begins with a drive up beautiful Howe Sound. After that, head back into time with plenty of learning and laughing along the way.
How the future generation will know
Maintaining buildings from the past century is no simple job. Not in our climate. But it's often the best way that young visitors can grasp a past way of life. Fortunately, capital funds are established for building preservation, restoration and rehabilitation. For more information about terms relating to heritage buildings, please visit Heritage BC.