Public Tours

TRIUMF public tours

Discover TRIUMF!

Thousands of people come to visit Canada's national lab for particle and nuclear physics and accelerator-based science each year.

All that you need to bring on your visit to TRIUMF is genuine curiosity for the world around you!

Download our tours poster here.

What can I expect to see?

TRIUMF is home to the world's largest cyclotron particle accelerator, energetic isotope beams, and a host of nuclear health facilities.

Guests are taken on top of the cyclotron and through experimental buildings by real students and researchers. Expect to get an inside look at what the lab is really like! Tours last 60-90 minutes, and photography is encouraged.

Drop-in tours

n.b. Regular bi-weekly drop-in tours recommence week of August 29, 2016, with tours on Wed. Aug 31 and Fri. Sept. 2. 
There will not be a drop-in tour on Mon. Aug 29 or Tues. Aug. 30.

We offer drop-in tours throughout the year, free of charge. Drop by TRIUMF's main office building lobby before 1pm to ensure your spot! All guests are required to read our safety information before coming on the tour.

Availability is seasonal:

  • September 1 - May 31: Wednesdays & Fridays at 1pm
  • June 1 - August 31: Monday - Friday at 1pm
  • We do not offer tours on statutory holidays

For groups of 6 or more, please book a group reservation to ensure there are enough spots.

Group reservations

Group tours are typically reserved for normal business hours. Please reserve ahead of time if:

  • You are a group of 6 or more
  • Your tour is part of a field trip, professional society, conference, etc.

Please use our reservations page to request a tour. We do our best to accommodate your preferred time, but requests should be made several weeks in advance.

IMPORTANT:

ALL guests must review our safety information
before coming on a tour.