The Britannia Beach community overlooks the shores of beautiful Howe Sound on the Sea-To-Sky highway between Furry Creek and Squamish.
Only 25 minutes to Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal or 50 minutes to downtown Vancouver or World-renown Whistler Resort, Britannia Beach is ideally situated for both Business and Recreation activities. With golf, hiking, biking, boating, windsurfing and skiing literally minutes away, it's easy to call Britannia Beach home!
Wake up to Stunning Ocean Views amidst the majestic Coastal Mountain range. Enjoy Eagles soaring high above you, riding the ever-present breezes in Howe Sound.
Britannia Beach offers an unsurpassed opportunity to design and build your dream home in the Heritage style of bygone years.
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Britannia Beach takes its name from the Britannia Mountain Range, named by Capt. G.D. Richards, Royal Navy after his ship HMS Britannia.
Copper was discovered in 1888 by Dr. A. A. Forbes and later Britannia Mines was home to about 60,000 residents over its 70 years of operations and produced almost 60 Million Tons of Copper over its lifetime.
In its heyday, the community boasted a school, libraries, swimming pool, tennis courts, club rooms, billiard rooms, and a bowling alley! Access to the community was by boat until the railway was pushed through in 1956 and later the original Sea-To-Sky highway in 1958.
Mining operations in the area were shut down permanently in 1974 as a consequence of escalating operational costs and the falling price of Copper on global markets.
Britannia Beach has undergone a metamorphosis as the Federal and Provincial governments have remediated the former mine works, and installed state of the art water treatment systems.
Additionally, funds have been allocated to refurbish the No. 3 Concentrator Building as part of an overall plan to create a lasting legacy and learning centre known as the BC Museum of Mining. In this way visitors to the area can maintain a lasting connection to the past and gain insight into the area's rich history.
With a current population of approximately 300, the community also boasts a certified volunteer Fire Department. At the heart of the community is the town's commercial centre where you will find a variety of quaint shops, an art gallery, convenience store, restaurants and tea room.
Finally, visitors can learn about the area's incredible mining history at the BC Museum of Mining.
The Britannia Beach community now consists of 196 homesites with brand new infrastructure including new underground services for water, sewer, electrical and telephone. Also, new roads, curbs, storm sewers, and street lighting have been put in place. The result of this effort is a modern community in an historic setting with an exciting future in Sea To Sky country!
Recent upgrades to the Sea-To-Sky Olympic highway provide an easy, safe commute whether you travel North to Whistler or South to Vancouver.
TaiCheng Developments purchased the former Makin Lands and is in the process of finalizing development plans for the new community of Britannia South. This master-planned community will be a much needed addition to the area bringing phased development of single-family and attached homes with access to the waterfront, numerous amenities and service to the community and the surrounding area.
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Please contact me for more information on Britannia Beach and the other fabulous Sea-To-Sky "corridor communities".
Tom Davis, REALTOR®
Personal Real Estate Corporation
Royal LePage Sussex
604 787 1456