W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre


The W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre is now open for the season.

If you're planning a trip, here's some important information you will need.  

What you'll see once you're here

The first thing you'll see is a beautiful view from outside our Visitor Centre. You'll be looking at the Williston Reservoir, the largest reservoir in the province. The reservoir is held back by one of the world's largest earth-fill structures, our W.A.C. Bennett Dam.

To match the wonder and enormity of the dam and reservoir we have created a brand new centre. Enjoy a wide range of new exhibits where you can learn about dam construction, wildlife in the area and how we turn water into electricity.

We also have a brand new café, where our guests can enjoy lunch or a snack and a gift shop, where you can get a souvenir to remember your trip to the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.

Looking to get the full BC Hydro Northern experience? Be sure to stop by the Peace Canyon Dam and take in the view from a beautiful new viewing deck which is located 30 km south of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.


Where we're located

The W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre is located in the northeast of British Columbia, in the town of Hudson's Hope located about 1.5 hours drive from Fort St. John. From Highway 29 take Canyon Drive 21 km up to the Williston Reservoir. View the map below of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre for specific directions.

Hours of operation

It's time for some necessary maintenance on our tour bus so we will not be hosting any underground tours on Friday, July 8. The Visitor Centre will still be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and we hope you come by to visit.

The Visitor Centre is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day from May 21 to September 5, 2016. Our guided tours are available every day and leave the centre promptly on the half hour. Please arrive at least 15 minutes earlier than your chosen tour time as tours run at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m..

Offerings and admission rates

At our Visitor Centre we offer the full experience which includes entrance to our brand new centre and a feature film and an optional guided tour that take you closer to our dam. Our facility is wheelchair accessible.

  • Adults – $6
  • Seniors and Youth (6-17 years) – $5
  • Children under 5 – Free
  • Family Group rate (4 people) – $15
  • Seasons passes
    • Adults – $7
    • Youth and seniors – $6

Contact us

To plan your visit, schedule a tour or for more information please call 250 783 5048 or email Bennett@bchydro.com. We're looking forward to your visit soon.