Recreation Areas & Visitor Centres

Jones Lake showing craggy mountain peaks in the background

Visiting our recreation sites

We've developed and maintain a wide range of recreation areas as one part of our efforts to balance the province's energy needs with the preservation of the natural environment.

See the chart below for information on our recreation sites – such as Hayward Lake – and our visitor centres and the activities and features of each. We've also included driving directions and site-specific information to help when planning your visit.

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 adhere to all posted signs and warnings.

Activities and features

Northern Region
Alexander Mackenzie's Landing        
Clayton Falls                
Peace Canyon Dam Viewing Area                  
WAC Bennett Dam Visitor Centre                  
Williston Reservoir
               
Southern Region
Arrow Lakes Reservoir                    
Bridge River                  

Gun Creek Campground

               

Naxwit Picnic Area

               

Seton Lake Reservoir

           
Kootenay Canal                      
Pend d'Oreille        
Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre              
Shuswap River              

Sugar Lake Dam Viewpoint

                   
Lower Mainland
Buntzen Lake        

Buntzen Lake Trails

               
Hayward Lake Reservoir
       
Jones Lake Reservoir
     
Ruskin Dam                  
Stave Lake Reservoir

Stave Falls Visitor Centre

               

Reservoir Boat Launch

             

 Lodge and Campsite

           
Vancouver Island
John Hart                  
Puntledge River              
Strathcona Dam