Recreation Areas

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Explore our recreational areas

Throughout our province, BC Hydro has developed and maintains a wide range of recreational areas as one part of our efforts to balance your energy needs with the preservation of the natural environment.

Visting our recreational sites

For information on recreation sites – such as Hayward Lake – along with visitor centres, check the chart below and click on individual rec site links to see what each site offers. Each recreation site has a map and site-specific information that will help make your visit easier and safer.

Remember that these areas are located at or near working dams and power stations that contain both natural and man-made hazards. Please play safe and read all posted signs and warnings.

View a map of BC Hydro recreation areas.

Find out about recreation area closures and restrictions.

Wildfire updates: Find out about outages, evacuation procedures and get wildfire updates.

Learn about recreation area safety.

 

Activities and features

Northern Region
Alexander Mackenzie's Landing        
Clayton Falls                
Peace Canyon Dam Visitor Centre                
WAC Bennett Dam Visitor Centre                  
Williston Reservoir
               
Southern Region
Arrow Lakes Reservoir                    
Bridge River                  
               
               
           
Kootenay Canal                      
Pend d'Oreille        
Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre              
Shuswap River              
                   
Lower Mainland
Buntzen Lake        
               
Hayward Lake Reservoir
       
Jones Lake Reservoir
     
Ruskin Dam                  
Stave Lake Reservoir
               
             
           
Vancouver Island
John Hart                  
Puntledge River              
Strathcona Dam