Coarse ore domes at the Highland Valley Copper minesite near Logan Lake.

Coarse ore domes at the Highland Valley Copper minesite near Logan Lake.

Open house at Highland Valley

The mine opens its site up for visitors over the BC Day long weekend.

Highland Valley Copper’s annual open house, held on BC Day, attracted hundreds of people to the minesite. There was face painting, science displays, a magic show, balloons, and a mini-Olympics for the young, and tours of the mill, mine operations, shop, assay lab, and reclaimed areas for all ages. The three coarse ore domes, covering an area of 1.5 acres, make up the largest Canadian flag in the world; permission from Heritage Canada had to be obtained prior to the domes being built.

Barbara Roden