RV Travel Newsletter: short stop

RV Short Stop

Britannia Mine
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.


About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on October 22, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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