RV Travel Newsletter: short stop
RV Short Stop
Squamish, British Columbia
Early in the 20th century, this mine between Vancouver and Whistler along Howe Sound produced a whopping 17 percent of the world’s copper. It was the largest copper mine in the British Empire. The mine operated from 1904 to 1974. Today, it’s preserved as a wonderful museum.
On a 45-minute guided tour, travel into a haulage tunnel aboard the small mine train that was once part of the operation. Tour guides describe early mining efforts and demonstrate working drills, one called a “Widow Maker.” You’ll also visit the skyscraper-sized mill, where ore was crushed and processed. Be sure to try your hand at gold panning and shop for souvenirs in the gift shop. The Britannia Mine Museum is open daily year round from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The large parking lot is RV-friendly. Learn more about the mine at its website.
Posted on October 22, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged camping, Koa, motorhomes, national parks, outdoors, parks, road trips, rving, state parks, trailers, traveling. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.