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Peace Canyon Dam
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Location Hudson's Hope,
British Columbia,
Coordinates 55°58′55″N 121°59′40″W / 55.98194°N 121.99444°W / 55.98194; -121.99444Coordinates: 55°58′55″N 121°59′40″W / 55.98194°N 121.99444°W / 55.98194; -121.99444
Owner(s) BC Hydro
Dam and spillways
Impounds Peace River
Creates Dinosaur Lake
Power station
Installed capacity 694 MW
Capacity factor 57.6%
Annual generation 3,500 GWh

The Peace Canyon Dam is a large hydroelectric dam on the Peace River in northern British Columbia, Canada. It is located 6 km (4 mi) southwest of Hudson's Hope, 23 km (14 mi) downstream from the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.

The 50 m (164 ft) high concrete dam, completed in 1980, impounds a 21 km (13 mi) long reservoir, called Dinosaur Lake. Together, the four generating units of the complex have a peak capacity of 700 MW, and typically produce over 3,500 GWh of electricity per year.

There are no guided tours at the Peace Canyon Dam and entry to the building is off-limits. There is a very nice view point at the Dam, with picnic tables and panels containing information about the Dam.

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