Churchill Falls

Location

The town of Churchill Falls is located approximately 245 kilometres east of Labrador City, population 650, possibly the last known company town in Atlantic Canada. The residents provide the workforce to operate one of the world’s largest underground hydroelectric plants. A tour of this massive facility is an unforgettable experience.

The Churchill Falls Hydro Electrical development is the largest in Canada and the ninth largest in the world. The Churchill River was rechanneled and diverted through the power complex which was constructed underground.

Most of the power for the North Eastern States starts at this massive hydroelectric development. From 1966 to 1974 more than 30,000 people worked to plug the Labrador Plateau and rechannel the mighty Churchill River. Today it is one of the largest single site power stations in the western hemisphere and the lifeblood of the town of Churchill Falls.


 

History

The Churchill Falls Power Plant offi cially opened in mid-June 1972.