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BC Hydro’s Stave Falls

Stave Falls Powerhouse

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.

It’s a great place to learn about electricity.



Due to the coronavirus, Stave Falls has been closed temporarily. For information about the status of the venue see the Stave Falls Powerhouse website.

For a list of other attractions that have been closed click COVID-19 Vancouver Impact.

For details about places of interest that have reopened since the start of the pandemic, check out Open Places in COVID-19 Vancouver.


Stave Falls Powerhouse

During normal years, admission at the Stave Falls Powerhouse is typically about $6 for adults and $5 for seniors and children, and it makes for a most interesting educational outing. Season’s passes are also available for only about $1 more.

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.

The Powerhouse is open to the public from early March until the early fall. The venue’s location is 31338 Dewdney Trunk Road.

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.


Other Information

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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