Courtesy of District of Hudson's Hope
Williston Lake in the Peace River
Alaska Highway region of Northern BC, is the largest lake
in the province of British Columbia. This man-made lake was
created when the large hydro electric project, the W.A.C. Bennett
Dam was built in 1968. Williston Lake, is the dam reservoir,
and is in part three different rivers, the Peace, Parsnip and
access to the Peace Reach is via Hudson's
Hope and the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.
access from Mackenzie to
the Parsnip Reach and Finlay Forks is via the Parsnip West Forest
Service Road on the east side of the reservoir.
to the west side of the Parsnip Reach is via the Finlay Forest
Bennett Dam. Photo Courtesy of District of Hudson's Hope
Lake covers an area of 250 km (155 mi.) in the Rocky Mountain
Trench, providing hours of pleasure to boaters and fishing enthusiasts.
Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Kokanee, Dolly Varden, and Northern
Pike can all be found in the rivers and lakes of Peace River
Valley, including Williston Lake.
There are municipal and private camping sites at both Mackenzie
and Hudson's Hope. Boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing,
photography and exploring are all activities that can be enjoyed
on Williston Lake and surrounding area. There are also a number
of provincial parks on the shore of the lake. They include Muscovite
Lakes, Butler Ridge, Heather-Dina Lakes, and Ed Bird-Estella.
Lake Resort - Williston Lake Resort is situated
in the foothills of the Northern Rocky Mountains, on the
shores of the largest reservoir in Canada. Whether your
crave backcountry adventure, or family memories that will
last a lifetime, we’ll help you make the most of your holiday.