The 44 metre high, 207 – metre long concrete dam on Anyox Creek was built in 1924 to power a copper mine and smelter, and abandoned in 1935.
In the mid 1920′s the town of Anyox was a thriving community of over 3,000, with each home supported by electricity and hot water from the hydroelectric plant.
In the early 1920s concrete pioneer and dam engineer John S. Eastwood designed the hydroelectric dam as it stood as the tallest dam in Canada for many years.
We will have the opportunity to explore in and around this magnificent structure that seems so out of place in the middle of nowhere.
The owner of the site Jeff Wolrige still has plans to one day reactivate the dam and start producing power again. For now the water passes through the dam through a couple of small outlets and a larger hole that they created with dynamite to alleviate any backlog of water while decomissioned.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be one of a handful of people to visit the dam this year!
This photo was taken on the first day of the trip last year with the entire group. We had only boated up 5-10 km or so up this amazing river and got out to take some photos of the waterfalls and snow fields that come right down to the shore of the river in JUNE!
Welcome to the site of UNBC Continuing Studies’ Experiential Tourism blog!
I’m Rob Bryce and I want to share with you my knowledge of Northern BC and my passion for adventure. Come along with me on some of the most exclusive trips in Northern British Columbia!
As a coordinator for Continuing Studies at UNBC, one of my true pleasures is to bring together my love and knowledge of Northern BC and my passion for adventure resulting in this new Experiential Tourism program. I’m always looking for that new niche based northern BC “experience” that can be coordinated into a new “Experiential Tourism Program” through Continuing Studies.