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Stave Falls Visitor Centre

Address: 31338 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-462-1222
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Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Mission
Type: Visitor centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: Join us in 2015! The Powerhouse at Stave Falls is open from March 1-October 12, 7 days a week. See...
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Type: Visitor centers, Traveler Resources
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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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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12 helpful votes 12 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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26 attraction reviews
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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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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 via mobile

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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23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fascinating look back at the history of power in the area. Also gives a sense of the changes in the way we use power and an insight into some of the electric appliances that we saw as new a few years ago.

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We love to stop in for a tour and walk about looking at the amazing way power is generated and the great electrical displays and historical artifacts!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Great activities,it is nice to know about BC hydro history and the old and new technology.We had fun on hands-on games.Great for scocial studies too!

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