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Address: 31338 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-462-1222
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Description: The Powerhouse at Stave Falls is open from 10am - 4pm 7 days a week, until...
The Powerhouse at Stave Falls is open from 10am - 4pm 7 days a week, until October 12, 2015. See our website to learn about any special offers and plan your visit. The Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre offers an exciting experience for all visitors, regardless of age. Walk back in time with interactive games and historic displays telling the story of how power has helped build British Columbia. Enjoy the interactive displays and demonstrations about electricity and energy. Don't miss the impressive turbines and generators, which give a unique perspective on how electricity is made. Bring a picnic or purchase snacks from us and enjoy some time on our deck. Browse our gift shop for unique items and enjoy the centre at your own pace or call ahead to book a guided tour.
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Stave Falls Powerstation

It was truly a trip for us to be taken back in time to when commercial electricity was just beginning. To find out that the water races were made from the same plating as went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Langley City, Canada
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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It was truly a trip for us to be taken back in time to when commercial electricity was just beginning. To find out that the water races were made from the same plating as went into the Titannic just makes you reflect. Other items such as the turbines and all the maintenance that went into keeping them online was very... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

First visit, will definitely be back. Perfect for kids or adults looking to learn a bit of science and local history. Combines the interactive elements of Science World, high quality and descriptive exhibits, and a live demo of a Tesla coil. Coffee (Keurig) is by donation, gift shop has snacks at very reasonable prices. Tour is well laid out, the... More 

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Aldergrove, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Great interactive displays, enjoyed the movie - very well done. Lots to do on the main floor before exploring the many displays, turbines and machinery on the bottom floor. Friendly staff and very knowledgable.

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British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Trails are wide, not steep and safe right to the bridge and river. 50 Acers and park with a few picnic tables with a roof over. Nice patios for views of Fraser River and Fraser Valley. Restaurant also has a patio out side and reasonable food prices. A few small flower gardens and a rose garden. Worth the trip. Softsand-13.

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Port Moody, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The kids complained about the 9 min movie at the beginning of the tour (the adults actually liked it; very well done). Than they spent almost an hour playing with the hands-on part, kind of science world, all about electricity. Excellently presented and fun, including one short and to the point demo session. Luckily we arrived just after a school... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I had been planning to visit this centre for a while so did so right after they opened for the 2015 season. I was most pleasantly surprised by the quality of the exhibits which arc the development of electricity generally and of this area of British Columbia specifically. In a sense this is a time capsule of the technological development... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Inexpensive, lots of parking, interesting and child friendly. Never crowded and for a long time, sadly no more, dog friendly too. One room has hands on stuff for the kids to try. I have been about 6 times and am always proud to show this place off. A hidden gem!

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Aldergrove, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Well worth the time for this free tour. Dropped in a couple of years ago while exploring the lakes in the area. Wanted to have a look at the old BC Hydro town. Did some TV antenna work there in 1973. not much left from what I remembered. An interesting place to visit.

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our tour guide Janis has such an amazing knowledge and pride in this place, she made the past come to life with such passion and emotion.... it was wonderful to find out she had a family connection to it all..a true asset to Stave Falls Visitor Centre.

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Langley City, Canada
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This hydroelectric generation utility was built in the 1920s, and only shut down in 2000. Since then it has been transformed into a historical site with educational displays. Tours are self-guided, and at $6.00 the cost to see this site is pretty cheap. A couple of hours should be enough to see all the exhibits. The interactive exhibits are likely... More 

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