W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre


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

The W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre is now closed for the season but will re-open again on May 20, 2017. We look forward to your upcoming visit.

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.

Offerings and admission rates

At the W.A.C. Bennett Visitor Centre we offer guided and self-guided tours through the facility. Our Visitor Centre is also fully wheelchair accessible and we have a great gift shop where our guests can take home a souvenir from their trip.

  • Adults – $6
  • Seniors and Youth (6-17 years) – $5
  • Children 5 and under – Free
  • Family Group rate (4 people) – $15
  • Season's passesAdults – $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.