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Stave Falls Visitor Centre

31338 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, British Columbia, Canada
+1 604-462-1222
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Mission
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: The Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre is open from 10am-4pm, 7 days a week until October 13, 2014. Located within the picturesque Fraser... more » Owner description: The Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre is open from 10am-4pm, 7 days a week until October 13, 2014. Located within the picturesque Fraser Valley, the Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre offers a very 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. Visit our website to plan your visit. « less
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Belfast
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Mission BC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

this tour covers all aspects of power generation. Visitors tour the entire power dam with many information stations along the route. Lots of related displays on the construction as well as history of common household electrical devices. For those visiting in the fall, they host an excellent haunted house.

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Mission, BC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The Visitor Centre at Stave Falls has now been reopened by BC Hydro and is one of the best tourist sites in the Mission area. If you have not had a chance to see it, put it on your list of must see spots. Stave Falls is one of the main reasons Vancouver became a major port at the beginning... More

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