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Filling the reservoir

One of the last steps in building the Site C dam is to fill the reservoir. Reservoir filling will take about four months, widening the Peace River by an average of two to three times.

Portage Program

Starting August 12, 2024, the portage program will be suspended in preparation for Site C reservoir filling.

It will not re-open until at least spring 2026, while BC Hydro monitors for safety and shoreline stability. 

During Site C construction, the portage program was set up to move boaters around the construction area. The program ran from May to September each year, between the Halfway River boat launch and the Peace Island Park boat launch.

Boat access to the Peace River
Click the map to view details of the river closures and portage locations.

Making a reservation

Please contact us at least seven days in advance of the day you require a portage. You will need to read and fill out the forms below.

Portage program forms

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