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Public Tours

Discovery, accelerated

Canada’s particle accelerator centre is openly accessible to the public for walking tours year round. We are home to the world's largest cyclotron particle accelerator and a system of high-energy rare isotope beams that enable a diversity of efforts in nuclear and particle physics, accelerator science, life science research, and more! 

Tour participants get first-hand experience with many of TRIUMF's experiments and facilities as we follow the path of the proton from its origin bound in a hydrogen atom to its destination in targets and detectors. 

[Updated March 13, 2020]: Due to the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the public tours program has temporarily been placed on hold. Please refer to TRIUMF's COVID-19 resources page for further updates.

For the beginning of 2020, TRIUMF will offer Wednesday tours at 1:00PM. These tours are led by volunteer staff, and are limited to the first 15 reservations booked. See links below to register once, for every visitor in your group.  

Public tours

Tours last 60 minutes, with time for Q+A and photography throughout.  

  • Open to the public Wednesday at 1PM Pacific Time

  • Not offered on statutory holidays

  • All guests are required to adhere to the safety information while on site.

For groups of 6 or more, we will do our best to accomodate group tour bookings by request. Please direct these inquiries, with a specific date and time of day, to TRIUMF’s tour program administrators at discoverourlab@triumf.ca.