Tour #3 – Large Hydro: Mica Dam and Revelstoke Dam
The Mica and Revelstoke facilities are located on the Columbia River upstream of Revelstoke, BC, about 200 km northeast of Kelowna. With dams that are 800 and 574 ft in height, respectively, and a combined generating capacity of 5,280 MW, these sites are unquestionably “Large Hydro”: Mica, at 243 m, is the 16th tallest dam in the world. The tour will include stops at selected outdoor viewpoints around the facilities, where construction details and the historical performance of the dams and spillways will be discussed. In addition, guided tours of the powerhouses will be provided at both sites.
The group will depart Kelowna following the conference closing ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 18
and stay in Revelstoke that evening. Both facilities will be toured the following day, and the group will return to Kelowna late that evening (Thursday, Oct. 19
). Bus will stop at a Kelowna airport hotel for those wishing to catch early flights on Oct. 20.
Group size will be limited to 20 participants. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including steel toes, hard hats (provided), and safety glasses (provided) will be required at all times
. Participants will be required to wear Flame Resistant (FR) outerwear while touring the powerhouses, and are encouraged to bring their own FR outerwear if available.
Registration Fee for Technical Tour #3: $300.00 plus GST
* hotel (single occupancy) in Revelstoke on Wednesday, Oct. 18, including breakfast on Oct. 19
* bag lunch on Thursday, Oct. 19 (please inform us of any dietary restrictions)
* dinner on Oct. 18 (bus will stop at a pre-determined restaurant)