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Stave Falls Visitor Centre

31338 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Mission, British Columbia V4S 1C4, Canada
+1 604-462-1222
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very educational and great for kids

This is a great place to learn about electricity and it past. adults and kids can learn respect... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anthony M
Can't beat the value

For $6 you can spend as much time wandering around as you'd like. There is a ton of great info and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter S
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Kelowna, Canada
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The Powerhouse at Stave Falls is now open for the 2017 season from March 1 to October 9. Please see our website for our seasonal hours of operation. 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 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 Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 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 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 15 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 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!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Visited as part of the Tourism Challenge. The staff here are extremely nice and keen to help. If you have someone in your circle who is keen on history or the Industrial Revolution this is a must. It has fascinating exhibits and well placed info...More

2  Thank foodfan1956
BCHydro, Manager at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi, thanks so much for your review. We're glad you had the chance to stop by through the Tourism Challenge and experience the powerhouse and all it's history. Please visit us again.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Great museum that gives you a real sense of power generation one hundred years ago. You can walk right up to the turbines, generators and penstocks. Must-see if you're heading east out of Vancouver.More

2  Thank GeoffG1967
BCHydro, Manager at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thanks for your review. The powerhouse does have some great pieces that you can see up close and we're glad you enjoyed the displays. It's awesome to see how power generation has evolved over the years and to experience the history and how it helped...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Lived here for many years. Driven over the dam lots. Stopped today to see the visitor centre. Realize now what I missed. Great deal of local history here. Had no idea it went back so many years. The guided tour is informative and interesting. I'd...More

3  Thank Goldwingman
BCHydro, Manager at Stave Falls Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi there, thanks for your review and the recommendation, please do tell people about us. We're really happy you enjoyed your time at the Powerhouse and that you were able to stop in after all these years. Come back anytime.

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