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Visit Canada's only synchrotron research facility!

About this event

Come visit the Canadian Light Source, Canada's only light source research facility. Learn about our history, how it all works, and the amazing research conducted by scientists from around the world in the fields of health, agriculture, the environment, and advanced materials.

If you would like to book a tour for 10+ people or have a group with special needs, then please email our team at or call us at 306-657-3644 so we can better accommodate your group.

Frequently asked questions:

How long is the tour?

The tour is approximately one hour long.

Is there a minimum age requirements for the tours?

There is no minimum age requirements for the tours! Anyone and everyone is welcome, though the tour is geared towards guests nine years and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Are there mobility requirements on the tours?

The tour will involve one hour of standing and walking slowly. There is one flight of stairs, but if mobility is a concern for you, we do have an elevator available!

What are my parking options for the event?

The CLS is located at 44 Innovation Boulevard. There are metered spots in our front parking lot near reception, and there are some paid public parking lots located nearby on campus as well. The nearest public campus pay lot is Lot #4, within a short walking distance of the facility. If you have a large group coming by bus, please note that there is no bus parking available on campus, and arrange for drop off and pick up with your driver.

Is photography permitted at the event?

You are welcome to take photos during the tour! Please tag us @canlightsource on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, the ticket just ensures that you have registered space on the tour.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 306-657-3644 with any questions.

Arrival: Please arrive at CLS reception no more than 15 minutes before your tour is scheduled to begin. Please note that due to building access restrictions, you may not be able to join the tour if you are late.

Note: Please follow our three simple house rules while you are at our facility. We reserve the right to cancel a tour.

Promotional photography may be taken during the tour, which may be used in an official capacity by the Canadian Light Source. If you would prefer not to have your photograph taken or published, please let us know during the tour.