Powerhouse Insiders Tour

Powerhouse Insiders Tour

Powerhouse Insiders Tour

Event Details

Adult (Age 13-61)
Senior (Age 62+)
Youth (10-12)

Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, July 6 - September 1
9:45 am
Tour ends: 
approximately 12:45 pm

Have you ever wanted to get inside a real powerhouse and see hydropower at work?

The Powerhouse Insiders Tour will allow you to do just that! Step back in time on this guided walking tour of City Light’s historic company town and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project’s first powerhouse. Learn about the town's colorful past as a construction camp and how it still thrives today, supporting operations for the Skagit Project and visitors to the North Cascades.

Skagit Tours Gorge Powerhouse Insider's Tour
You’ll enjoy strolling through Newhalem’s beautiful townscape while hearing about the challenges of living and working in a community only accessible by train until the 1940s. The highlight will be a unique, up-close look at how power is made and managed by touring the inside of Gorge Powerhouse, which is normally closed to the public.  

We’ll conclude our time together in the shade of the old trees in Newhalem with a picnic lunch from the Gorge Inn.

Participants must be at least 10 years old. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

For more information, call (360) 854-2589 or send us an email.

Learn more about this behind-the-scenes tour of how power gets made in the Upper Skagit Hydropower Project. Read the story on our blog