Frugal Fun: Stave Falls Power House & Visitor Centre

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Looking for some affordable, family-friendly Fraser Valley fun? Why not pack them up and venture to Mission to visit the Stave Falls Powerhouse & Visitor Center for a fun and educational summer field trip?

Open 10AM – 5PM, 7 days a week from March 31 – October 13, 2010 Stave Falls Power House offers self-guided tours that take you through the history of electricity, how the power house was built and an up-close look at incredible turbines and generators from 1912!

Stave Falls
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The visitor center is also equipped with interactive games, historic displays and a nine-minute video in the 50-seat theatre to keep even the littler ones entertained.

For those with inquisitive children, a Stave Falls Teacher’s Guide is available for download, which nearly guarantees you’ll have the answer to any Power House question they throw at you. If you get stuck, you can always ask one of the knowledgeable staff members!

Admission to the Stave Falls Power House is only $6 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. Plus, they even have discounts if you visit on a long weekend or various other holidays!

Once you have finished touring and had your educational fill, scoot over to one of the few recreation sites nearby for a picnic lunch. Or, use up some of that energy of your own and toss around a ball or two!

Stave Falls Power House Visitor Center
31338 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Mission
Ring: 604-462-1222

Contributor: Shannon Clattenburg

Shannon Clattenburg is a creative spirit first and a freelance writer second. She is a features writer for Fraser Valley Pulse and has a love for uncovering hidden gems throughout the Fraser Valley . She lives in Chilliwack with her boyfriend and her doggy Rolo. Twitter: @OrdinaryShan

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