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Address: 31338 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-462-1222
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Powerhouse at Stave Falls is open from 10am - 4pm 7 days a week...

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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A place to see the beautyn of BC

very educational especially for kids. Has a tour guide to explain the technicalities of the dam. A nice drive from Lougheed aver calm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Mission, Canada
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Mission, Canada
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

very educational especially for kids. Has a tour guide to explain the technicalities of the dam. A nice drive from Lougheed aver calm.

1 Thank chinnyl2015
BCHydro, Manager at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by our Visitor Centre. It's great that your kids were able to learn about how we create power and that you all enjoyed your visit. Please come by again. More 

Surrey, Canada
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142 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

When we stopped at a visitor information centre in Mission, we learned about the Stave Falls hydro dam and the visitor centre there. We took the drive up and were glad we did. It would be easy to spend a couple of hours here even it you don't bring children! But for sure, if you have children, do not pass... More 

1 Thank 1946HappyCamper
BCHydro, Manager at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit us. We're so glad you had a good experience and that you found the historical aspect of the centre interesting. It's also great your kids enjoyed all the interactive displays and liked seeing the turbines up close. Also, our centre is equipped with an elevator, so everyone can get the full Stave... More 

Montesano, WA
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I know this place doesn't sound that interesting, but it is really fun. Most of the exhibits are totally interactive. You learn stuff without realizing you are learning. The whole centre is extremely well laid out, and very reasonably priced. You also MUST stop at the Italian restaurant down the road...ask the guides how to get there.

3 Thank MomAndAll
BCHydro, BC Hydro Visitor Centre Team at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We hope that our guests learn a lot and enjoy their experience at the Powerhouse at Stave Falls, so we are really happy to hear that you did. Please stop by again soon. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This site is a bit out of the way from Vancouver in Mission, BC but well worth the drive. The old Powerhouse for BC Electric Company is amazing with the turbines, generators etc. However, the exhibits and scattered artifacts really enhance the overall experience of a century ago. Only $6, and free parking.

1 Thank irisho_10
BCHydro, Public Affairs Analyst at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this review

We're glad you took the drive out to enjoy the unique historical aspect of the Stave Falls Visitor Centre, and that you found that the artifacts and exhibits enhanced your experience. Thank you for your comment. More 

Langley City, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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 

3 Thank walnutgrove2
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Nicole S
Aldergrove, Canada
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Angela W
British Columbia
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194 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank softsand-13
Port Moody, Canada
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73 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Ornit H
British Columbia, Canada
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527 reviews
256 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Codiak!

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