Welcome to the virtual tour of the John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project
After 70 years of reliable service it’s time to update the John Hart Generating Station in Campbell River to ensure it continues to deliver clean, reliable energy for years to come. It’s a massive project: BC Hydro is moving Vancouver Island’s second largest hydroelectric generating facility completely underground. Construction work started in 2014 and the project remains on schedule and on budget to be commissioned in fall 2018. We’re also removing the old above-ground generating station facilities, including the iconic wooden penstocks.
With most of the construction happening underground, it’s difficult to visualize its impressive scope. This virtual tour takes you down to where the action is and allows you to stand next to the workers – get those virtual tour goggles on, or view it with your smart phone or web browser.
Feb to Mar 2017
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Take Tour
The virtual tour will be updated about every six months. You’ll be able to take tours over time and compare them to what the site looked like earlier in the construction process.
BC Hydro awarded the contract work to InPower BC, which consists of SNC-Lavalin and its subcontractors - Aecon, Frontier-Kemper, General Electric, and others.
Learn more visit the project page on