Mother's Day Adventure
This year Mothers Day consisted of Mining and Gondolas, at 33 weeks with baby no.3.
This was our first time visiting the big white building on the side of the mountain, known as Britannia Mine Museum –a National Historic Site.
They are preparing to launch their newest and biggest production since 2010, BOOM. It will be open to the public as of June 1st, 2019.
We were fortunate to be invited to the preview. It did not disappoint!
A new show bringing the almost 100-year-old giant Mill building to life through cinematography and visual effects, making use of the natural acoustics of the 20-storey Mill.
There was some warning of loud noises for the little one, we prepared ours by showing her the trailer (below) of the tour. After the ‘loud’ noise she actually said, '“Wow, that is so cool.” Safe to say our 3-year old was not spooked!
After some light refreshments and a bucket load of popcorn, we tried our luck at panning for gold. No gold was found, but the kids were happy enough to leave with some stones which we claimed as quartz.
Next on the agenda was the underground mine tour, we got to ride on an old train and go into the actual tunnels and see some of the machinery that was used to extract the minerals. This time is was loud! Ear plugs were provided for parents with young kids who were not able to cover their own ears, I went with this option. Using the earplugs for my ears so I could cover Iola’s little ears for her, she was definitely thankful for that.
For lunch we headed a few minutes down the highway to the Sea to Sky Gondola. A beautiful day with little to no clouds meant that we had great views!
The Spirit Trail is perfect for younger ones and expecting mummy’s, you get to experience the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge but do not have to endure crossing it twice (thank goodness!). It is a short little loop, 400m that ends at the Childrens playground. If you are lucky you can find yourself a comfortable rock to perch on for a dirt nap whilst the children happily play in the natural playground.