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Address: 31338 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-462-1222
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Description: Join us in 2015! The Powerhouse at Stave Falls is open from March...
Join us in 2015! The Powerhouse at Stave Falls is open from March 1-October 12, 7 days a week. See our website to learn about any special offers and plan your visit. Located within the picturesque Fraser Valley, 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. Enjoy the centre at your own pace or call ahead to book a guided tour.
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Nice easy trails, cafe, and big view

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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British Columbia
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57 attraction reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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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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Vancouver, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
25 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great little trip for anyone that likes history, science or mechanics and takes about 1.5-2.5 hours. It would also be a lot of fun for families with kids. There are several hands on exhibits dealing with electricity as well as hydro, solar, wind and other forms of power production. You can then tour the site and see... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is an excellent educational site. I am surprised it is not advertised as much. Great for kids in grade 4 and above to learn about power, electricity and magnetism.

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Took the BC hydro training here, great place to learn the generation process. Visited the power house as well, really good.

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