August 2017

Discover Hayward Lake
News & Energy Savings Tips from BC Hydro

August 2017

We have a fun mix of features this month, but first, a reminder to be extra careful around B.C. in what is another devastating season for wildfires in the province. Cooling off remains a priority, and we introduce a bit of a hidden gem – Hayward Lake – as an option for those in Greater Vancouver. Also this month, we have breaking news around plans to keep rates affordable – the purchase of the remaining two-third ownership of the Waneta Dam near Trail. We take a look at the PNE Prize Home, visit some fun urban spaces in Vancouver, and we serve up two contests with great prizes: the Power Down Photo Contest and Team Power Smart's monthly contest, which is literally music to our ears.

A day trip to remember: Hayward Lake

A day trip to remember: Hayward Lake

Of all our recreation sites, Buntzen Lake is the big draw for a cool dip on a hot summer day. But there's a less crowded option near Vancouver. Swim, hike, or fish – then visit a monastery in Mission – on a trip to Hayward Lake.

Take the visual tour

We're buying a dam

We're buying a dam

BC Hydro's purchase of the remaining two-third ownership interest in the Waneta Dam and Generating Station at Trail will help keep electricity rates affordable. Learn more

Power Down contest is back

Power Down contest is back

We're back with our Power Down photo contest, and this year's prize pack – featuring GoPro, Bose and Sony – is a dandy. Learn more

We love this prize home, and where it will sit

We love this prize home, and where it will sit

It's ENERGY STAR®. It's spacious and beautiful. And it's moving to Naramata. Nice. Learn more

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Alleyways that rock, urban spaces that are fun

"Placemaking" initiatives in Vancouver are transforming the likes of Cathedral Square into great places to hang out. Learn more

Wildfire Evacuee Assistance Program available

Bill credits, payment plans are now available to residential and commercial customers affected by wildfires. Learn more

How you listen to music (and when it's a bad idea)

We polled Team Power Smart members on their favourite way to listen to tunes. We didn't ask them whether they ever wear headphones while driving or riding a bike. Learn more

Will you help us trial energy management ideas?

We're looking for customers to take part in a variety of technology trials we'll be conducting in the coming months. Learn more

It's easier online

Visit and log in to MyHydro to manage your account online.

Learn more

Join Team Power Smart

Join Team Power Smart, then start a Challenge that could earn you $50 if you save 10% over 12 months. Enter this month to win a great pair of headphones from Best Buy.

Join the team


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