This Mining Museum is located about 10 minutes south of Squamish along Highway 99. The BC Mining site was build in 1905 and in full operation. It was the biggest copper mine in BC. Over the years Britannia Beach and the mine would encounter a number of serious disasters. So, in 1974 they shut down this mine permanently. The BC Museum of Mining was first opened to the public in 1975 and in 1988 was declared a National Historic Site. It has also become a popular location for the filming of TV series' and movies alike. Different areas of the mine and Britannia Beach can be seen in a number of the x- files episodes So once again, yet in a different light the mine lives on.