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

Built on the Winnipeg River between 1930 and 1931 by the firm of Stewart and Grant for the Winnipeg Hydro Electric System (later, Winnipeg Hydro), and opened by Winnipeg Mayor Ralph H. Webb on 1 September 1931, this hydroelectric generating station provides electricity to the City of Winnipeg. It is now operated by Manitoba Hydro.

Slave Falls Generating Station

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

Interior of Slave Falls Generating Station

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

Commemorative plaque inside the Slave Falls Generating Station

Commemorative plaque inside the Slave Falls Generating Station (April 2018)
Source: Fred Gunkel

Slave Falls Generating Station

Slave Falls Generating Station (October 2016)
Source: Manitoba Hydro

Powerhouse of the Slave Falls Generating Station

Powerhouse of the Slave Falls Generating Station (October 2016)
Source: Manitoba Hydro

Staff house at the Slave Falls Generating Station

Staff house at the Slave Falls Generating Station (October 2016)
Source: Manitoba Hydro

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: Pointe du Bois Staff House (Pointe du Bois, Whiteshell Provincial Park)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pointe du Bois Stone House (Pointe du Bois, Whiteshell Provincial Park)

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

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rover Avenue Electric Terminal (199 Annabella Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 1 (54 King Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 2 (300 McPhillips Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: May Street Sub-Station / Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 3 (541 Waterfront Drive, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Hydro Sub-Station No. 5 (Scotland Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

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

We thank Fred Gunkel for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 June 2018

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