Stave Falls Visitor Centre

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The Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre is open for the season from March 1 to October 10, 2016.

If you're planning a trip, here is some important information you will need.

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.

Hours of operation

From March 1 to June 20, 2016, the Visitor Centre is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day.

On June 21 to September 12, 2016, The Visitor Centre is open for 5 days per week, Thursday to Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

And on September 13 till October 10, hours of operation is back 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 under 5 – Free
  • Family Group rate (4 people) – $15
  • Season's passes
    • Adults – $7
    • Youth and seniors – $6

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!