Largest Man-Made Dams in Canada

Canada lies in South America and one of the largest countries with awesome landscape and nature, there are enough water resources to hold and build huge dams, many of the dams are built many decades ago. The dams were constructed for the purpose of hydroelectric power production, municipal water supplies, irrigation. Today the dams are attracted people including fishing, nature, structure, and also become a popular tourist destination. Here the largest Dams are ranked on the total volume (in km3) of the water.

1. Daniel-Johnson Dam

Inflow River: Manicouagan River
Year Built: 1968
Location: Manicouagan Regional County Municipality, Quebec
Nominal Volume (km3): 142

Daniel-Johnson Dam

2. W.A. C. Bennett Dam

Inflow River: Peace River
Year Built: 1967
Location: Hudson’s Hope, British Columbia
Nominal Volume (km3): 74
W. A. C. Bennett Dam

3. Robert-Bourassa generating station

Inflow River: La Grande River
Year Built: 1981
Location: Baie-James, Quebec
Nominal Volume (km3): 62
Robert-Bourassa generating station

4. La Grande-3 generating station

Inflow River: La Grande River
Year Built: 1981
Location: Baie-James, Quebec
Nominal Volume (km3): 60
La Grande-3 generating station

5. Brisay generating station

Inflow River: Caniapiscau River
Year Built: 1981
Location: Baie-James, Quebec
Nominal Volume (km3): 54

6. Kenney Dam

Inflow River: Nechako–Kemano
Year Built: 1966
Location: Kemano, British Columbia
Nominal Volume (km3): 35

7. Churchill Falls Dam

Inflow River: Churchill River
Year Built: 1971
Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
Nominal Volume (km3): 33

8. Jenpeg Dam

Inflow River: Nelson River
Year Built: 1975
Location: Northern Manitoba
Nominal Volume (km3): 32

9. Iroquois Dam

Inflow River: St. Lawrence River
Year Built: 1958
Location: Iroquois, Ontario
Nominal Volume (km3): 30