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W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Turning on the lights will never be the same!!

While visiting Northern BC we stopped in to the WAC Bennett Dam. This was very interesting and... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
PKStark
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Vancouver, Canada
Absolutely amazing

This was a very informative tour that takes you 500 meters underground into the bowels of the Dam... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
redjule70
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The W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre is now open until September 2, 2019. You can join us seven days a week from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and enjoy an underground bus tour and explore our exhibits, interactive games, cafe and gift shop. The Visitor...more
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

While visiting Northern BC we stopped in to the WAC Bennett Dam. This was very interesting and informative experience. The natural scenery is incredible. The Dam is massive! The Visitor Centre is small but contains an interactive display of the hydroelectric process. It provides a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank PKStark
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

This was a very informative tour that takes you 500 meters underground into the bowels of the Dam. It is an engineering marvel when you see first hand all of the guts of how electricity is created. The venue and tour are excellent and cheap!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank redjule70
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Very interesting visitor center and tour. Also perfect sport for picnic. It’s very cooling getting into the dam. Interpretative Center did a very respectable job to show the way of life before the Dam and impact on aboriginal society in the valley. Hope next time...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank charlesh194
Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

First off, I didn’t do the tour how ever next time I’d like to do it. We did go through out the visitor centre and it is very interesting. It was my first time to a Dam.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Y8834UPpaulf
Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

I was here with my husband as he had a repair to attend to. It was super interesting to see the dam.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Merril R
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Good tour. Very knowledgable and friendly tour guide. It was the second last day before the tourist centre closed for the season. Driving across the dam is a must.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank 218trevorb
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

It was a really great experience for young or old! The tour takes about an hour and you can even drive across it.

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank ChelseyBakker
BCHydro, Manager at W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2016

We're glad you had a good experience and found there were activities for all age groups. Thanks for your review, and for stopping by the Visitor Centre. Hope you can visit again in the future.

Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

The visitor center is about 10 minutes outside hudson hope. Road is controlled by a gate as one approaches dam and security will ask your business. Outside the visitor center has some artifacts of the area and a turrbine wheel. The visitor center is small...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Peter O
Reviewed July 16, 2016

This visitors center is incredible and so is the tour! If you are into history, architecture, or just playing with water and electricity this is the place for you! Bring your kids! Bring your wives! It's fantastic! Katie, Kari-Lea, Cindy, Sidney, Kelly, Pam, and Margie...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank cooldude112
BCHydro, Manager at W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2016

Thank you for taking the tour and it's great that you enjoyed your whole experience. We're very happy that the tour guides welcomed you and ensured you and your family had a good time at the centre. Hope to see you all again soon.

Reviewed July 14, 2016

We just made the last tour of the day ... At 3:30 ... Our Tour guide .... Katie ....was excellent .... We phoned ahead to let them know we might be a couple of minutes late for the tour .... They said thanks for calling...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank weeziebear2
BCHydro, Manager at W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2016

Hi, thank you so much for your comment. We're really glad that you were able to make the last tour for the day, it's an awesome experience. We will let our staff know that you were happy with the service and that you very much...More

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Cynthia W
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Response from BCHydro | Property representative |
Hi - thanks for checking in, and to answer both your questions, yes the road and the parking will work for your 5th wheel. We're looking forward to your visit this summer. We open on May 21 for the season at 10:00am with... More
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