Britannia Beach More Than Meets the Eye
A $5 million Federal Grant was awarded to assist with Britannia Beach's growth which will help to guarantee that this town will be in top shape for the upcoming Olympic Games.
Changes are already underway with the Mining Museum receiving a facelift - this heritage building now sports new windows, siding and roofing. Residents are also enjoying brand new amenities such as freshly paved roads, landscaping featuring granite retaining walls and native plant groupings, as well as new bridges, hydro and water pipes.
Two years ago, buyers snapped up 196 lots and acreages in 4 days in the single-family subdivision, this included 91 newly-created lots and acreages. Construction has already begun on a few of these lots with more homes scheduled to start construction this spring.
The town has also seen the opening of a gourmet coffee house, kayak adventure centre and a few more shops to compliment the already plentiful array of tourist-oriented businesses and restaurants that exist right off Highway 99.
Situated only 30 minutes north of West Vancouver and one hour to Whistler's slopes, Britannia Beach is posed to benefit from the exposure of the 2010 Olympic Games. Blessed with incredible views and a moderate climate, it offers Oceanside living at very affordable prices.
Britannia Beach has a colourful beginning starting as a company-spawned by the copper mining industry. In 1974 faced extinction when the mine shut down. However, residents stayed on as renters, but when the town was purchased by developers a few years ago, the fate of the town was once again uncertain. Luckily, residents were encouraged to remain and a community plan was created to embrace this town's unique history and character.