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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Slave Falls Generating Station (Whiteshell Provincial Park)

Built on the Winnipeg River between 1930 and 1931 by the Winnipeg Hydro Electric System (later, Winnipeg Hydro), and opened officially on 1 September 1931, this hydroelectric generating station provides electricity to the City of Winnipeg.

Slave Falls Generating Station

Slave Falls Generating Station (1931)
Source: The Dotted Line, Vol. 6, No. 9, September 1931, page 1.

Slave Falls Generating Station

Interior of Slave Falls Generating Station (1931)
Source: The Dotted Line, Vol. 6, No. 10, October 1931, page 1.

Slave Falls Generating Station

Slave Falls Generating Station (October 2016)

Slave Falls Generating Station

Slave Falls Generating Station (October 2016)

Slave Falls Generating Station

Staff house at the Slave Falls Generating Station (October 2016)

Site Location (lat/long): N50.22213, W95.56881
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pointe du Bois Generating Station (Pointe du Bois, Whiteshell Provincial Park)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pinawa Generating Station (Old Pinawa, RM of Lac du Bonnet)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Little Saskatchewan River Generating Station / Hydroelectric Power Dam (RM of Whitehead)

Sources:

“To all Hydro employees,” The Dotted Line, August 1931, page 2. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 November 2016

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