May 2019

Tour of Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse

Organized by the Tri-City Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is sold out. For space availability, please email [email protected] with the event name in the subject. Thank you.
Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM–3:00 PM
Location: Ruskin Dam Office Maple Ridge, BC
3km north of the intersection of Highway 7 and 287 Street View Map
Presenter: BC Hydro Staff
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Members: $15.00 (GST included)
Non-Members: $20.00 (GST included)
Contact: For more information please contact [email protected] with "Ruskin Dam Tour" in the subject line.
Note: Please register early to secure your seat as there are only 20 spots available. Deadline to register is May 1 or until we are sold out.

PPE is required: Steel toe boots, safety glasses, hi-vis vest (we have a limited number on site), and a hard hat (we have a limited number on site).
Please join the Tri-City Branch of Engineers and Geoscientists BC for a tour of the Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse.

Presentation Details

Staff from BC Hydro will be presenting and guiding attendees along the tour. This will include:

  • Safety orientation
  • History of project
  • Project safety
    • Work protection practices
    • Site safety coordination
    • Incident reporting
  • Tour of right abutment works
  • Tour of dam
  • Tour of left abutment works
  • Powerhouse roof to take pictures of dam and Edison lightbulb (this bulb’s been burning continuously for about 90 years!)
  • Tour of powerhouse
    • Restricted to service bay area only since fire retardant attire is required to walk into rest of powerhouse

Attendees need to bring the following:

  • Steel toe boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Hi-Vis vest (we have limited number on site)
  • Hard hat (we have limited number on site)


  • Guest/Non-member Registration: If you are not a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia, you can register online by quickly creating a 'Non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account and then you will be able to register online with this new account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.
  • Photography Disclaimer: Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia will take photographs at this event and may use those in our news or promotional material in print, electronic, or other media, including our website. By attending this event, you grant Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia the right to use your name and photograph for such purposes. Should you wish to avoid being photographed, please notify an event volunteer at the onsite event registration desk.

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