Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Power Commission Powerhouse (Minnedosa)

This brick structure in Minnedosa was built in 1920 for the Manitoba Power Commission, predecessor to today’s Manitoba Hydro. Nearby is a hydroelectric power dam completed by the Minnedosa Power Company in 1913. With the addition of diesel-powered generators inside this building in 1920, this became MPC Substation No. 2.

Minnedosa was connected to the provincial power network in 1930 and this station was phased out in 1933. The diesel generators were kept for standby service until 1944. The property was turned over by Manitoba Hydro to municipal control in 1980 and is now part of a collection of historical buildings at the Minnedosa and District Museum. It is a municipally-designated heritage site (1994).

Manitoba Power Commission Powerhouse

Manitoba Power Commission Powerhouse (August 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.25465, W99.82957
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Minnedosa Dam (Minnedosa)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Minnedosa and District Museum (Minnedosa)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Municipally Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba


Minnedosa Power Company Building, NE 1-15-18 W.P.M., Minnedosa, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 May 2022

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