Stave Falls is a BC Hydro facility in Mission with a visitor centre not far from both Rolley Lake and Alouette Lake in the Fraser Valley.
Built over a period of 16 years between 1909 and 1925, Stave Falls Powerhouse is considered a National Historic Site of Canada. Beyond its historical significance, it’s a great place to learn about electricity. You’ll find the Powerhouse at Stave Falls at 31338 Dewdney Trunk Road in Mission.
Stave Falls Powerhouse
As of April, 2023, admission at the Stave Falls Powerhouse is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and youth (the latter between the ages of 6 and 17), and free for children under the age of 5. Young and old will find Stave Falls Powerhouse a most interesting educational outing.
The Stave Falls facilities offer self-guided tours and a 50-seat theatre. They are also wheelchair accessible. There are informational displays throughout the powerhouse and lots to learn about the site and how electricity is made. Expect to stay for at least 30 minutes.
From early March to late June, 2023, the Powerhouse is open seven days a week. For the rest of the summer it’s closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. When it’s open its hours are from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Stave Falls isn’t a place you would drive across the Lower Mainland just to get to, unless you’re on a school field trip, but it’s worth visiting if you are in the area anyway, and it is especially recommended if you’re camping close by and you need to escape from the rain.
Click Stave Falls Powerhouse for the BC Hydro website for more information on Stave Falls.
For details about other things to do in the area, click Rolley Lake, Alouette Lake or the Fraser Valley.
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- Metro Vancouver’s Top 100 Places