Sir Adam Beck Generating Station 1

My Trip +

Reception building and looking north on Niagara Parkway

Looking over the edge from the sidewalk facing Queenston-Lewiston bridge

North side of the building (Rob Munro / Ken Ho)


General Information

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.

Further Information

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