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!
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.
We offer drop-in tours throughout the year, free of charge. Drop by TRIUMF's main office building lobby before 1 pm to ensure your spot! All guests are required to read our safety information before coming on the tour.
Please view an alternative link to the safety information here.
Availability is seasonal:
- September 1 - May 31: Wednesdays & Fridays at 1 pm
- June 1 - August 31: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 1 pm
- 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 tours are typically scheduled Mondays to Fridays at 10 am and 2 pm. 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 date, but requests should be made several weeks in advance.
ALL guests must review our safety information