Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
Aboriginal art and culture, innovations in hydroelectric power, and eye-catching religious architecture feature colourfully in Mission's culture and history.
Visit Mission's historic and heritage sites to learn more about what makes this Fraser Valley community unique.
Power House at Stave Falls
Seeking an electrifying experience? The Power House at Stave Falls was completed in 1912, and formerly served as BC's largest source of hydroelectric power, operating until 2000. It's a National Historic Site.
Today, while the new Alouette-Stave-Ruskin generation system continues delivering electricity for the region, the original Power House at Stave Falls is an interactive museum with hands-on displays that intrigue youngsters. Watch an amusing educational video called "Rain" in the 50-seat theatre, admire the giant turbines in the generator hall, check out dioramas featuring wildlife around Stave Falls, or goggle at purple lightning created by a Tesla coil.