2021 Mining Month Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Contest Dates: May 3 - 31, 2021

May 2021 is B.C. Mining Month. Celebrate mining in our province by joining MineralsEd in the 2021 Mining Month Virtual Scavenger Hunt!

Explore five different mining communities across B.C. and learn all about B.C.’s mining heritage and legacy, the different minerals mined in B.C, and mining and the environment. At each stop, participants will be challenged to find information from a variety of interactive online sources and will be given a series of questions to answer.

A prize will be awarded to a participant who completes the scavenger hunt questionnaire at each location. In addition, a grand prize will be awarded to a participant who successfully completes all five scavenger hunts!

Find the links to the five scavenger hunt stops here:

Supported web browsers include Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.

If you have any questions about the 2021 Mining Month Virtual Scavenger Hunt, please contact info@mineralsed.ca. Happy hunting!

Contest Schedule

Draw Date

1 Britannia

May 3 8:30 AM (PDT) – May 17 11:59 PM (PDT)

Britannia Mine Museum Family Membership (value $160) and Apple iPad 10.2" 32GB with Wi-Fi (8th Generation) - Gold (value $429.99)

May 19

2 Kamloops

May 5 8:30 AM (PDT) – May 19 11:59 PM (PDT)

Apple iPad 10.2" 32GB with Wi-Fi (8th Generation) - Gold (value $429.99)

May 21

3 Sparwood

May 7 8:30 AM (PDT) – May 21 11:59 PM (PDT)

Apple iPad 10.2" 32GB with Wi-Fi (8th Generation) - Gold (value $429.99)

May 24

4 Wells & Barkerville

May 10 8:30 AM (PDT) – May 24 11:59 PM (PDT)

"Black Gold" painting by Monica Gewurz (valued at $325) and Apple iPad 10.2" 32GB with Wi-Fi (8th Generation) - Gold (value $429.99)

May 26

5 The Golden Triangle

May 12 8:30 AM (PDT) – May 26 11:59 PM (PDT)

Apple iPad 10.2" 32GB with Wi-Fi (8th Generation) - Gold (value $429.99)

May 28


May 3 8:30 AM (PDT) – May 30 11:59 PM (PDT) *

Grand Prize

2-Day B.C. Vacation (value $1500)

May 31

* Questionnaires for each stop will remain open past the entry dates so that all participants may still have a chance to win the Grand Prize.


No purchase or donation is required to enter the Contest. Prizes will be awarded to B.C. residents only – proof of residency is required. Must be 19 years or older to participate or have parent or guardian consent. 

General Conditions

Prizes are not transferable and must be accepted as awarded with no substitution. Participants must complete the questionnaires correctly to be eligible to win the prizes and are limited to one entry per questionnaire. Prizes will be distributed in June 2021. 

By entering the Contest, all entrants accept and agree to be bound by these Contest rules. MineralsEd reserves the right to terminate or amend this Contest at any time without prior notice. MineralsEd reserves the immediate right to disqualify any entry that it deems, in its sole discretion: (i) is not in compliance with these Contest Rules, or (ii) tampers with this Contest in any way.


MineralsEd will use any personal information provided with the entry (participants name, location, address, postal code, email, phone number, and social media handles) strictly for the purpose of administering the Contest.


This year's Mining Month Scavenger Hunt was created by MineralsEd in collaboration with the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC), the Kamloops Exploration Group (KEG), and the following:

  • Britannia Mines Museum
  • Derek Turner (P.Geo)
  • Teck Resources Ltd.
  • Osisko Development Corporation
  • Barkerville Gold Mines
  • Smithers Exploration Group
  • Below BC