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Powerhouse at Stave Falls

powerhouse at Stave Falls aerial view

Area notice

Parking is limited. We recommend arriving early and carpooling if you can. Please respect and follow all posted signage.

Take a walk through a 100 year old powerhouse and enjoy the historical displays, electricity demonstrations and many interactive exhibits. The Powerhouse at Stave Falls has something for everyone, from individuals to families and school groups. This former generating facility is also a National Historic Site of Canada filled with archival photos, artifacts and the original mechanical and electrical components which helped power the province.

The Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre is located on the traditional territory of the Sto:lo People and is considered the core territory of the Kwantlen First Nation.

The Visitor Centre




(10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.)

Spring 2024 March 1 to June 24, 2024 7 days/week
Summer 2024 June 25 to September 11, 2024 5 days/week

(closed Tuesday/Wednesday)
Fall 2024 September 12 to October 14, 2024 7 days/week

Operational hours are subject to change without notice.

  • Open weekends and holidays during the 2024 season.
  • We have a wide selection of souvenirs, refreshments, and snacks available for purchase in our gift shop.
  • The Visitor Centre welcomes licensed service dogs only. All other animals are not permitted.
  • Free parking is available for cars, RVs and buses while visiting us.
  • Our Visitor Centre is fully wheelchair accessible.
  • If you're exhibiting symptoms of illness, we ask that you visit another day.

Tour information

Guided tour schedule
Saturdays, Sundays, and Statutory Holidays

11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

No reservations required. Guests must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour times. Limited spots available and are on a first come, first served basis.

This is our regular schedule, but unforeseen issues may arise that require us to cancel hours.

  • We welcome drop-in visitors and pre-booked tours during our open hours.
  • Drop-in visitors are welcome to guide themselves through the Visitor Centre.
  • Audio tour rentals are available in a variety of languages for guests wanting to tour the facility at their own pace.
  • Drop-in visitors can also join our scheduled guided tours on weekends and statutory holidays.
  • School field trips and community organizations of 10 people or more must pre-book their tours. Please submit a request through the links below.

Admission fees

Adults (18-54 years) $8
Seniors (55+) $7
Youth (6 - 17 years) $7
Children (5 and under) Free
Season pass add-on $1
Audio tour rental $4
School (K-12) Request a tour
Community or business groups of 10 or more people Request a tour

Admission prices include all applicable taxes.

How to contact us

Call us at 604 462 1222 or email if you need more information.

Address and directions

The Powerhouse at Stave Falls is located at 31338 Dewdney Trunk Road in Mission, B.C.

For directions to our Visitor Centre visit Google Maps.

There are many other recreation areas nearby like the Stave Lake boat launch, the Stave Lake Reservoir Lodge and Campsite, the Hayward Lake Reservoir Recreation Area and the Ruskin Dam Recreation Area that you can visit while you're in the area.

Take a sneak peek

Explore our centre through photos and read about what others have to say about their visits. Hopefully we'll see you here in person soon.

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