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Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre

31338 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Mission, British Columbia V4S 1C4, Canada
+1 604-462-1222
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Interesting, Fun, and Historical Place to Visit!

I visited a few years ago with my husband but knew my dad would love it. So we came back, this time... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
eightwednesday
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Morgantown, West Virginia
Must see for those interested in historical technology (and many others!)

Travelled up on Sunday of Labor Day weekend and the place was very quiet, but there is lots of... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Clifford A
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The Powerhouse at Stave Falls is now open for the 2017 season: 7 days a week, 10am-4pm each day until October 9. Get a new perspective on power and learn about the history of power generation in B.C. by booking your guided tour today. Visit our website to learn more about our centre and plan your visit. The Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre offers an exciting experience for all visitors, regardless of age. Walk back in time with interactive games and historic displays telling the story of how power has helped build British Columbia. Enjoy the interactive displays and demonstrations about electricity and energy. Don't miss the impressive turbines and generators, which give a unique perspective on how electricity is made. Bring a picnic or purchase snacks from us and enjoy some time on our deck. Browse our gift shop for unique items and enjoy the centre at your own pace or call ahead to book a guided tour.
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31338 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Mission, British Columbia V4S 1C4, Canada
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+1 604-462-1222
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited a few years ago with my husband but knew my dad would love it. So we came back, this time with dad in tow, and had a wonderful time exploring the old powerhouse. Our only disappointment was that they were doing construction work...More

1  Thank eightwednesday
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Travelled up on Sunday of Labor Day weekend and the place was very quiet, but there is lots of parking. Getting in was very inexpensive. There are frequent guided tours, an introductory movie and lots of things that go flash and bang. Staff are wonderful...More

1  Thank Clifford A
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We were very pleased with the pricing and how the ladies working there were nice, the whole experience was amazing looking at the big generators and a number of different circuits and gizmos. We even had lunch on the outside area looking at the river...More

1  Thank Radoste D
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a great place to learn about electricity and it past. adults and kids can learn respect and knowledge about something that we all take for granted.

1  Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 25 July 2017

For $6 you can spend as much time wandering around as you'd like. There is a ton of great info and pictures on the building of the dam and it's very cool to be able to walk around on the old generator floor as well....More

Thank Peter S
BCHydro, Manager at Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you for the kind words, Peter. We're glad you enjoyed your visit at the Powerhouse at Stave Falls and we appreciate the support for the Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre as well.

Reviewed 18 July 2017

I didn't really know what to expect but we are so happy we went here. It was very cheap for admittance and the whole family enjoyed it, the kids loved all the interactive exhibits. I will return when in the area for sure.

1  Thank Jason M
BCHydro, Manager at Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

We're so glad you stopped by. You're welcome to come back anytime - we even have season's passes if you're interested next time you visit. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 6 July 2017

two young grandson's captivated by the machinery and learning the history. Well worth the excursion for a days entertainment.

1  Thank Charles B
BCHydro, Manager at Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

We're glad we helped to keep your grandsons happy and busy. You're all welcome back anytime. Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 4 July 2017

One of the few places in the world where you can walk up to a complete hydropower generating station and see up close how it works. Might be the only place in the world like this. The name of the place 'Stave Falls Visitor Centre'...More

2  Thank bluejacket01
BCHydro, Manager at Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words and your review. Sounds like you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Spent 2 hours exploring the visitor centre. Great informative introductory movie on the history of the hydro electric operation. The exhibits were well displayed and first class. The old dam mechanics were impressive. The historical displays told a great story. Would highly recommend for a...More

2  Thank Ronald R
BCHydro, Manager at Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and you're welcome back anytime!

Reviewed 14 June 2017

In essence this is a B.C. Hydro Power plant of the past. It's a museum now as it has served its purpose delivering comfort to past recipients in a form of electric power. The museum is very well managed and is really one of the...More

2  Thank Patrick W
BCHydro, Manager at Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review. We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and welcome you to come back again!

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