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Sir Adam Beck Generating Station 1

Left: Reception building and looking north on Niagara Parkway; Top Right: Looking over the edge from the sidewalk facing Queenston-Lewiston bridge; Bottom Right: North side of the building (Rob Munro / Ken Ho)



Sir Adam Beck 1 was the largest hydraulic generating station in the world when completed by Ontario Hydro in 1930. The plant continues to operate today and can generate enough power to supply a small,modern city.




Sir Adam Beck No.1 is located along the Niagara Parkway near the Queenston-Lewiston bridge. It can be found North of Sir Adam Beck No.2




Operational in 1921; first major hydroelectric project in Niagara Falls; still an operational facility.

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Hydro-Electric power in Niagara


Niagara Parks Commisson


Ontario Power Generation( Sir Adam Beck 1)


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Ownership & Management

Ontario Power Generation


Sir Adam Beck 1
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Municipality Queenston

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.1506455483
Longitude -79.0445206706
UTM easting 659000
UTM northing 4779400

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