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Address: 31338 Dewdney Trunk Road, Mission, British Columbia V4S 1C4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 604-462-1222
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The Powerhouse at Stave Falls is open from 10am - 4pm from Thursday to...

The Powerhouse at Stave Falls is open from 10am - 4pm from Thursday to Monday until September 12. From September 13 to October 10, 2016 we will be open seven days a week from 10am - 4pm. Go to our website to learn more about our centre to 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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Historical BC Hydro site by Stave Lake

This national historical site is well worth the drive from Vancouver. The large hall has massive old generators, a fascinating antique looking control panel and nice architectural... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
bobaltwein
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This national historical site is well worth the drive from Vancouver. The large hall has massive old generators, a fascinating antique looking control panel and nice architectural features from 1912. This is a choice family destination too, with great exhibits and tours. The BC Hydro staff are very pleasant and helpful. I think this place deserves to be much better... More 

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2 Thank bobaltwein
BCHydro, Manager at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to visit us at the Powerhouse. We're glad our tour guides made your experience enjoyable and that you had fun exploring the historic facility. It would be great to have more people come see us at the centre, so we really appreciate your comment. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend this museum to everyone. Whether a tourist or from BC. See where your power came from in the past. See huge machines, 1912 architecture, fascinating displays and the 1912 Detroit electric car. Worth every penny. After take a walk on the easiest part of the Hayward Reservoir trail or take your dog to the dog park. Thanks... More 

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2 Thank tintype64
BCHydro, Manager at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendation, we're glad you found the historical aspect of our Visitor Centre interesting and well worth the visit. Hope you are able to come back again soon. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I took our nephews here and we had a blast! There is so much history to keep the adults interested and lots of fun interactive exhibits to keep the young ones occupied. The staff are so friendly and very knowledgeable and gave us a great Tesla demonstration! It was very affordable for a family of 4, only... More 

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3 Thank Briana C
BCHydro, Manager at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hi, thanks so much for visiting us at the Powerhouse. We're glad our staff made you feel welcome and that your nephews had a good time. It's great that you all enjoyed the Tesla Coil demonstration and were able to have fun with the interactive exhibits. Thanks again and hope you have the chance to come back again soon. More 

Mission, Canada
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73 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Something to check out while you are in the area. Some interesting to learn about as well. You can also check out some of the other local sites. Teaches you about the history as well. This is a great outing for a family.

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2 Thank Tardis12
BCHydro, Manager at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Hi there, it's great that you found our centre interesting and that you learned something new. Thanks for taking the time to visit us. More 

Maple Ridge, Canada
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115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a very economical tour and fun for all ages, there are enough hands on demos to keep younger kids interested and history for the older set. It doesn't cost much, expect to spend 1.5 hours inside, or longer if you want to read everything. I think the most interesting demos were the ones that showed the energy required... More 

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

Hi, thanks so much for visiting us at the Powerhouse. There are a lot of interesting displays and exhibits for every age group so we're really glad that you enjoyed the various parts of the centre. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Worth visiting for any age and I think I recognise it from a load of movies too. They do Halloween events that are spooky .

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

Hi, thanks for stopping by our centre. It's great that you found it interesting. Please come back and visit if you can. More 

Rosedale
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Stave Lake Dam is quite a fun place for little kids. We always enjoy taking our littles there since its safe for them to roam around and there isn't much they can "get into". Its a good place to visit if the weather is damp and rainy outside. Lots of neat history in this building.

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2 Thank Geoffrey-Ashley V
BCHydro, Manager at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comment. We're so glad that you enjoyed the visit with your children and that they had fun walking through centre. We hope that you'll come back and visit again soon. More 

Whistler, Canada
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Visited on a Sunday with my girlfriend and we had pretty much the whole place to our selves. I'm an electrician so I nerded out on the tour and loved it. My girlfriend also enjoyed her self (but not quite as much as me) it's a fun educational look into the history of hydro power in B.C.

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

Hi - thanks for your visit and it's great that you found the centre interesting. The Powerhouse at Stave Falls is full of historic content and stories and its wonderful that you enjoyed learning about some of our history. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Mission, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

It is located in the Northwest end of Mission on Dewdney Trunk Road. Just a few minutes from Rolley Lake Provincial Park and Stave Lake Reservoir Lodge and Camp Site, so it is perfect to combine if you go camping. It is over 100 years old power generating facility. It is opened from March to October, although the days and... More 

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

Thanks for sharing your great experience. We're glad you enjoyed our electricity Tesla Coil demonstration, and found there was something for everyone to enjoy. We hope that you will have the chance to visit us again. More 

Vancouver, BC
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

The entire family had a blast here today. It was well worth the 45 minute drive! My 2yo loved the interactive exhibits, the 5 yo enjoyed the scavenger hunt, and my husband wouldn't leave until he saw the tesla coil demonstration. We upgraded our day pass to the seasons pass on the way out. Can't wait to visit again when... More 

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

Thanks so much for visiting us. We're so glad that you found your day enjoyable and that you upgraded to the season's pass. There is so much to explore in the centre that it's great that you will come back. Looking forward to your upcoming visits. More 

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