Tour Guides

Tour guide with boy and father at Revelstoke Visitor Centre

Help us educate others about electricity

We're looking for local community residents, tourism students or graduates, and those who are interested in pursuing a career at BC Hydro to work at our Visitor Centres.

At our Visitor Centres — located at dams near Mission, Revelstoke and Hudson's Hope – we educate visitors from B.C. and around the world about hydroelectricity, electrical safety and energy conservation. And we tell the story of BC Hydro in the region.

Successful candidates are brand ambassadors for BC Hydro and share their knowledge of a variety of subjects:

  • How hydro-electricity is generated, distributed, transmitted and used safely
  • The history and construction of our generating stations/dams
  • About energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Other BC Hydro initiatives and programs, with an emphasis on what's happening locally.

Tour guide positions are part-time seasonal employment opportunities.

Tour Guide positions are part-time seasonal employment opportunities. BC Hydro Visitor Centres can be open up to 7 days a week and working hours for Tour Guides can vary. 

Where you train and work

Our Visitor Centres offer a wide range of exhibits and activities for all ages. To learn more about the Visitor Centres, please visit the following links:

What your work day looks like

Tour Guides greet visitors, generate interest in our facilities and programs, respond to visitor inquiries and lead guided tours through the Visitor Centre, tailoring tour content to meet the needs and interests of the group they are leading. A typical day can also include engaging in promotional activities and projects, and conducting tourism research and surveys on behalf of BC Hydro.

Qualifications: What you bring

  • Experience and strong skills in customer service, public speaking, presentations and/or leading groups
  • Ability to deal effectively with all ages of the general public, from pre-schoolers to seniors, and to provide clear and concise information to the general public
  • Basic knowledge of BC Hydro's current initiatives, services and programs as well as some understanding of electricity generation.

Work term and recruiting schedule

Job postings for Tour Guide positions generally begin three months prior to the start of each work term:

Visitor Centre Location Tour guide work term Posting
Powerhouse at Stave Falls Visitor Centre Mission
(Lower Mainland)
February - October November
Revelstoke Dam Visitor Centre Revelstoke
(Southern Region)
May - September January / February
W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre
Hudson's Hope
(Northern BC)
May - September January / February


What our visitors are saying about us

Our three Visitor Centres all get rave reviews on tripadvisor.ca. Here are a few comments:

"The people who work here really make it an enjoyable experience. They obviously love what they do and were extremely helpful and friendly. The displays about the dam and the video about moving one of the giant turbines from Brazil to Revelstoke were really great as was the view from the top. A must see in Revelstoke."

"[WAC Bennett Dam] is a nice spot to spend a day trip for visitors to the Peace River region. Nice scenic drive to get there. They have tours and a small place to eat there. It’s your lucky day if the spillway is open. Also you can drive over the top of the dam and then you know how big it is."

"The size of the [Revelstoke] Dam is impressive. The first up-close sights are amazing but the interpretive centre was like stepping back into time. The history was easy to read and the displays are very creative!! AMAZING..."

"As a National Historic Site, the Stave Falls Powerhouse is a step back in time to the early 20th century. Great tour. Highly recommended."