Virtual Museum of Canada


BC Museum of Mining

PO Box 188, Britannia Beach
V0N 1J0

Located on the Sea to Sky Highway, 99, North.

Toll free: 1-800-896-4044
Local: 1-604-896-2233
Fax: 1-604-896-2260


The Britannia Mine Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage in the creation of this on-line presentation for the Virtual Museum of Canada.

The BC Museum of Mining
Lorraine Campbell - Accountant/Bookkeeper
Kirstin Clausen - Executive Director
Henry Gottardi - Site Manager
Rory Odenbach - Programme & Communications Coordinator
Farrah Rooney - Curator of Educations and Collections / Project Writer and Researcher
Carol Watts - Visitor Services Manager

Zero One Design Inc.
David Alexander - Project Coordinator, Web Designer
Stuart Bowness - Web Designer, Programmer
Michael Chorko - Web Designer, Programmer
Jonathan Lathigee - Web Designer, Database Work
Jason Trill - Web Designer, Programmer
Nicholas Tuele - Project Consultant
Jean-Pierre Lussier - Translator
Susan Burns - Copy Editor
Paul McKinnon - Voice Talent
Dave Freeman - Web Designer, Programmer

With thanks to

Sheila Stenzel and the Mineral Resources Education Program of British Columbia (MREPBC)

The University of British Columbia, Mining Department

The British Columbia Institute of Technology, Mining Technology Program

The British Columbia Institute of Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology Program

Britannia Development Corporation

Andrew Deiters

Ron Fisher and the estate of Orville Fisher

All those who gave their time to be interviewed.

Beauty in the Beast is dedicated to Joe Nagel.

Ball mills.1936. BCMM 13484 BCMM 13489. A worker standing on the half constructed Mill. 1922. Courtesy of Andrew Deiters BCMM: 984.79.26 Celebrating May Day at Britannia Beach. c. 1930 BCMM :12431 The dock at Britannia Beach. 1948. The Mill at the BC Museum of Mining Ball mills used for grinding ore. c. 1936. BCMM: 12915 1928 Britannia Mines Baseball team