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