Waterpower Tour at Minden Generating Station in Celebration of Canada’s 150th

OWA and Orillia Power Host Facility Tour

(September 8th, 2017 – Minden, Ontario) In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) will be supporting Orillia Power’s public tour of the Minden Generation Station on Saturday September 16th and Sunday September 17th, from 10am-4pm.  Assistance for this initiative is being provided by Ontario 150 Community Celebration Program led by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

The Minden Generating Station, on the Gull River, is owned and operated by the Orillia Power Generation Corporation. The increase in demand for electricity during the Depression prompted the construction of this station, by men working under the Unemployment Relief Work Act. This powerhouse has been generating reliable power since 1935, and is known for its distinctive art deco design. The tour is part of Doors Open Minden Hills and will feature the inside of this waterpower facility, located at 1870 Horseshoe Lake Road Minden, Ontario.

“This is an excellent opportunity to get a glimpse inside of a facility and see how waterpower has shaped Canada over the last century and a half,” says Stephanie Landers, Communications and Public Relations Advisor, for the OWA. “If you are in the Haliburton/Minden area this weekend, be sure to stop by.”

The OWA has also developed a Waterpower Catalogue featuring all of the hydroelectric facilities in Ontario that have reached 100 years of age or more. To view, please CLICK HERE.







Minden Generating Station (During Construction in the 1930’s and Now)


For more information, please contact

Stephanie Landers, Communications and Public Relations Advisor
866-743-1500 ext. 25 slanders@owa.ca