Stave Falls Visitor Centre

Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre

Take a walk back in time in 100-year-old facility

The Powerhouse at Stave Falls has a way of engaging a wide variety of visitors, from individuals to families and school groups. With an amazing Tesla coil electricity demonstration and many interactive and historic displays, guests can take a walk back through time to see how power has helped build our province.

This 100-year-old power generating facility is also a National Historic Site of Canada where guests can comb through archival photos, artifacts and explore the original mechanical and electrical components installed over a century ago.

Because of its unique historic features, many television shows and movies have been filmed on-site. You'll be walking through a real life movie set.

Where it is, admission fees & tour information

In the beautiful Fraser Valley, the Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre is on Dewdney Trunk Road in Mission, B.C. 

There are many other areas to enjoy nearby – you can plan a whole day trip. View the map below for the Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, the Stave Lake boat launch, the Stave Lake Reservoir Lodge and Campsite, the Hayward Lake reservoir recreation area and the Ruskin Dam recreation area. All of these facilities are located about 60 kilometres east of Vancouver.

See the map below to get an idea of the location of the visitor centre, or use this Google Map link to get directions.

Please note: There will be road construction on Dewdney Trunk Rd between Pilgrim St and Burma Rd from July 24 to 27. This includes a full road closure on Thursday, July 27. Visitors can access the Powerhouse at Stave Falls on July 27 via two alternate routes: From Lougheed Highway heading east, turn left on the Hayward St connector, right on Keystone Ave, and left on Dewdney Trunk Rd. From Lougheed Hwy heading west, turn right at the Cedar Valley Connector and follow Cedar St to Dewdney Trunk Rd.


The Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre is now open for the 2017 season from March 1 to October 9.

Seasonal hours of operation:

  • Spring (March 1 to June 26): Daily from 10 .m. to 4 p.m.
  • Summer (June 27 to September 13): Thursday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fall (September 14 to October 9): Daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guided tours information

We offer guided and self-guided tours. Get a new perspective on power and learn about the history of power generation in B.C. by booking your guided tour today. Call us at 604 462 1222 or email stavefalls@bchydro.com.

Our visitor centre is also fully wheelchair accessible and we have a great gift shop where our guests can take home a souvenir from their trip.

Admission fees

  • Adults – $6
  • Seniors and youth (6-17 years) – $5
  • Children 5 and under – Free
  • Family Group rate (Any 4 members; must include at least one child) - $15
  • Audio tour rental – $4

Season passes

  • Adults – $7
  • Youth and seniors – $6

Canada 150 Passport Program

Please note: While the Powerhouse at Stave Falls is a National Historic Site of Canada, the Visitor Centre itself is a self-sustaining organization and doesn't meet the criteria to be part of the Canada 150 Passport Program for free entry into National Parks.

To plan your visit, schedule a tour or for more information please call 604 462 1222 or email stavefalls@bchydro.com. We're looking forward to your visit.

Generating units at Stave Falls Powerhouse