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Address: W.A.C. Bennett Dam Access Rd, Hudson's Hope, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-783-5048
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The W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre is now closed for the season and will...

The W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre is now closed for the season and will re-open on May 20th, 2017. We're sorry we missed you but hope that you will visit us next season to enjoy our exhibits, interactive games, cafe and gift shop. The Visitor Centre is fun and engaging for all ages and interests. You can also take an optional guided tour across the dam to see one the world's largest earth-fill structures up close, and BC's largest reservoir, Williston Lake. It's an amazing experience that should not be missed. Visit our website for more information and plan your upcoming visit.

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So Interesting!

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
ChelseyBakker
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 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.

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2 Thank ChelseyBakker
BCHydro, Manager at W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

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. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 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 but packed with an interactive displays showing how distribution and power generation is accomplished as... More 

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Fort St. John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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 are all tremendous!

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BCHydro, Manager at W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

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. More 

Chase, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 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 and they would hold the bus !!!! Awesome service .... What a facility !! And... More 

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BCHydro, Manager at W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

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 enjoyed your time at the centre. Thank you again for your recommendation and we hope... More 

Clairmont, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Had a great time with my buddies at the dam, took the tour it was great , first time ever there and I thought it was a great day. The host was very knowledgeable and explained everything to us, answered all of our questions. I thought it was awesome. The food in the cafeteria was to die for and was... More 

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BCHydro, Manager at W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for making the trip to our centre. It's great that you had a good experience and that you enjoyed the tour and the information our tour guides shared. Ella's Café is also a new addition to our centre so we're glad you enjoyed the food as well. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

If you are in the area it is worth a visit. This massive dam is impressive and the newly built visitor centre was semi-informative.

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BCHydro, Manager at W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to drive up to our Visitor Centre. We're glad you stopped by and enjoyed seeing the dam up close. More 

Tangent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Just spent the afternoon here with our two boys aged 12&14. Wonderful new centre with great interactive displays. A fabulous learning experience for all ages!

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BCHydro, Manager at W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks for making the drive to come to the Visitor Centre. It's great that you enjoyed your time there and that your boys had fun with our new interactive displays. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

We visited the Dam about a week ago and it was very cool! The tour didn't start until 12:30 and we arrived about half hour early so we had lots of time to check out the cool things inside. There was an exercise bike that when you peddled it gave the lights power, there was a miniature dam for the... More 

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Peace River, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Beautiful visitor centre with lots of information and interactive displays, cafe, and gift shop. It also provides visitors with a nice view of the dam. $6 admission to the visitor centre, but this includes an optional tour to the dam. The tour was about 45 minutes and was a combination of a bus ride and walking. It was very impressive... More 

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BCHydro, Visitor Centre Manager at W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your comment. It's great to hear you had a good experience and that you enjoyed the tour and the Visitor Centre. The dam itself is quite massive, glad you were impressed with how we create electricity. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

The tour is interesting and informative. The tour guides are friendly and knowledgeable. All in all an excellent way to spend an afternoon.

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BCHydro, Public Affairs Analyst at W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting us. We're so glad you found the tour interesting and that our tour guides made your experience enjoyable. Enjoy the rest of your travels through the Peace Region. More 

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