Environment and Climate Change Canada’s open house events

A scientist using a microscope

On June 13 and 14, 2018—during National Public Service Week— Environment and Climate Change Canada is opening its research facilities across the country to offer Canadians an inside look at the fascinating work being done by its scientists. Every day, scientists and researchers are working hard at the department’s labs across the country to ensure Canadians enjoy a safe, clean, and sustainable environment.

Please note that backpacks are not allowed in the labs. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Date Time Facility Location Description

June 13, 2018

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT)
Tours are offered in French and English.

St. Lawrence and Water Science Centre

400 Place d’Youville
Montreal QC

Work at the Centre includes studying human and climate-related impacts on large-river ecosystems and monitoring the water quality of the St. Lawrence River.

June 13, 2018

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT)

Canada Centre for Inland Waters

867 Lakeshore Road
Burlington ON

The Centre is Canada’s largest freshwater research facility, and it houses laboratories, a marine workshop, Environment and Climate Change Canada’s national library and archives, and fish-specimen archives. It is also the home of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Great Lakes and Asian carp laboratories as well as the National Laboratory for Environmental Testing—the largest of the accredited Environment and Climate Change Canada analytical laboratories.

June 14, 2018

Tours at:

Pacific Environmental Science Centre

2645 Dollarton Highway
North Vancouver BC

The Centre provides scientific data for freshwater-quality monitoring programs, wildlife- and environmental-enforcement investigations, and environmental-contaminant analysis.

June 14, 2018

Tours at:

  • 9 a.m. (EDT)
  • 10 a.m. (EDT)
  • 11 a.m. (EDT)
  • 1 p.m. (EDT)
  • 2 p.m. (EDT)

Science & Technology Laboratories

335 River Road
Ottawa ON

These labs specialize in oil- and chemical-spill research, air-pollution and air-quality analysis, and vehicle-emissions testing.

June 14, 2018

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EDT)

Presentation by David Phillips, Environment and Climate Change Canada's Senior Climatologist:

  • 10 a.m. (EDT)
  • 2 p.m. (EDT)

Andrew Thomson Research Laboratory and Downsview Building

4905 Dufferin Street
Toronto ON

These labs are home to atmospheric research and monitoring programs, measurement and analysis of air pollutants, and greenhouse gases and meteorological research.

Contact us

Telephone: 1-800-668-6767
Email: ec.enviroinfo.ec@canada.ca

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