Stave Falls Visitor Centre

Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre

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

Thank you for a wonderful 2017 season at the Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre. We're now closed and will reopen on March 1, 2018.

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.


Thank you for a wonderful 2017 season at the Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre. We are now closed and will reopen on March 1, 2018.

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

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