When researching places to visit during our recent Squamish, BC trip, we were told over and over again not to skip the Britannia Mine Museum. With two kids squarely in the Mine Museum's target demographic and one child who can literally find fun anywhere, it was basically a no-brainer that we would visit it at some point on our vacation. But, what I didn't expect was that my husband and I would love it as much as we did.
Pro tip: If you have an overly exuberant child, I would highly recommend a change of clothing after gold panning. If nothing else, it might be a good idea to keep a change of clothes in the car, just in case. Our day at Britannia concluded with a visit to the gift shop where we loved seeing all the mining-themed gifts and souvenirs. My kids love rocks of all kinds, so of course we had to each pick out a bag of polished stones, and we also got them little vials filled with gold flakes to make up for the little we got panning. To find out more, visit britanniaminemuseum.ca. You can purchase day passes, or if you are close enough to drive you can even get museum memberships for your family and visit over and over again throughout the year.