Stave Falls Visitor Centre

Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre

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

Hours of operations

Our seasonal hours of operation are as follows:

Spring:
March 1 to June 26
Open daily
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Summer:
June 27 to September 13
Open Thursday to Monday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fall:
September 14 to October 9
Open daily
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Get a new perspective on power and learn about the history of power generation in B.C. by booking your guided tour today.

Offerings and admission rates

At the Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre we offer guided and self-guided tours through the facility. 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.

  • 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
  • Season's passes
    • Adults – $7
    • Youth and seniors – $6

What you'll see once you're here

The Powerhouse at Stave Falls delivers an engaging and exciting experience for all visitors. With an amazing Tesla coil electricity demonstration and many interactive and historic displays, guest 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.

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Where we're located

In the beautiful Fraser Valley, the Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre is located 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.

Find out about recreation area closures and restrictions.

Contact us

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!