Fees

For services

affordable

Studies Centre

In our mission to understand and sustain the North, we strive to make doing so accessible to researchers. At a very competitive cost, the CNSC offers accommodations, meals, and logistic support for researchers. In addition, we have vehicles for rent as well as storage rooms for long-term research projects. 

Rates are updated annually. Updated rates are announced in January and in effect April 1. 

Membership

Membership is mandatory for all guests staying at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre. Dues are renewed on an annual basis.

Membership type
Fee
Individual annual
$50
Senior annual
$40
Family annual
$80
Individual lifetime
$500

Individual annual
$50

Senior annual
$40

Family annual
$80

Individual lifetime
$500

Beluga Whale Watching

For more information or to purchase your membership online, please visit our Membership page.

Room & Board

All bedding and towels are provided, but personal toiletries are not.

As part of our mission, we subsidize room and board for Researchers, university students, and school and youth groups.

Current fees: $178/night

Fees effective April 2023: $186/night

This includes those staying for conferences and meetings.

 

Current fees:
$89/night (first 14 nights in a year)

$73/night (night 15 and beyond)

Fees effective April 2023:
$93/night (first 14 nights in a year)
$76/night (night 15 and beyond)

Notes:
1. A year is April 1 to March 31.
2. Eligibility for long-term rate is determined by individual, not by research team.

Current fees: $89/night

Fees effective April 2023: $93/night

Note: These rates are unavailable October 15 through November 25.

User type
Fee (current)
Fee (effective Apr. 2023)
Guest (includes conferences, meetings and independent educational groups)
$178
$186
Researcher (first 14 nights in a year, April 1 to March 31)
$89
$93
Researcher (long-term: night 15 and beyond)
$73
$76
University, school, and youth groups
$89
$93

Regular cafeteria services

For those not staying at the Centre.

Breakfast: $15

Lunch: $20

Dinner: $25

Meal
Cost
Breakfast
$15
Lunch
$20
Dinner
$25

Please contact us for complete pricing on meeting, conference and special event catering.

Guest view of the cafeteria at CNSC

Educational Programming

The Churchill Northern Studies Centre is pleased to invite all our visitors to tour the Weston Family Welcome Centre, at no charge, to learn more about the Centre and the Hudson Bay Lowlands Ecosystem. For those who would like a guided “behind the scenes” tour of our facility, please call ahead to make a booking.

Custom presentation

Presentations by CNSC staff on a variety of topics are available by prior arrangement. Each lecture is typically one hour in duration, including a 15-minute question & answer session.

Group staying at CNSC
$125/group +GST

Group not staying at CNSC
$10/person +GST
(Minimum $100 charge)

GREEN BUILDING TOUR

Enjoy a compelling journey through the history of the CNSC and its environmentally friendly 27,000 sq. ft. LEED-certified research station.

Guided Green Building Tour
$150 for up to five people.
PLUS $10/person for every additional person. 

The Weston Family Welcome Centre at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre

Meeting Space

Fees for meeting space may be waived if the majority of participants are staying at the CNSC or at the discretion of the Management. Community groups wishing to utilize meeting space at the CNSC are encouraged to contact the Executive Director about reduced rates.

Location
1/2 Day
Full Day
Classroom A
$250
$500
Classroom B
$200
$400
Classroom C (Boardroom)
$50
$100
Cafeteria (select availability)
$300
$600

Classroom A
Half day: $250
Full day: $500

Classroom B
Half day: $200
Full day: $400

Classroom C (board room)
Half day: $50
Full day: $100

Cafeteria (select availability)
Half day: $300
Full day: $600

Fees for researchers

Vehicle Rental

TYPE
HALF DAY
FULL DAY
SUV (6 to 8 occupants)
$50
$80
Passenger van (up to 15 occupants)
$90
$150
2WD Pick-up (2 to 3 occupants)
$40
$70
Passenger bus (up to 24 occupants)*
$200
$300
Passenger bus (up to 44 occupants)*
$250
$400
Snowmobile**
$60
$110

SUV (6 to 8 occupants)
Half day: $50
Full day: $80

Passenger van (up to 15 occupants)
Half day: $90
Full day: $150

2WD Pick-up (2 to 3 occupants)
Half day: $40
Full day: $70

Passenger bus (up to 24 occupants)*
Half day: $200
Full day: $300

Passenger bus (up to 44 occupants)*
Half day: $250
Full day: $400

Snowmobile**
Half day: $60
Full day: $110

*Fees for passenger bus do not include operator fee.
**Snowmobile rental includes use of komatik (sled) or toboggan where available.
Bicycles are available for rent by guests free of charge on a first come, first served basis.

Technical Service Fees

TYPE
RATE
Fuel
Please call for rate
Research/Technical services*
$55/hour
Bear guarding services*
$25/hour or $150/day
Maintenance services*
$65/hour

Fuel
Please call for rate

Research/technical services*
$55/hour

Bear guarding services*
$25/ hour OR $150/day

Maintenance services*
$65/hour

*Subject to staff availability.
These services may be made available on a reduced cost-recovery basis for graduate students or those with modest funding.

Storage fees

TYPE
UNHEATED
HEATED
Small storage (2m cubed - approx. 1 pallet - shared)
No charge
$60/year
Large storage room (45m cubed - 9.5' X 16' X 10' - private)
$50/month
$100/month
Recreational vehicles and sleds (shared indoor storage)
$60/year
Outdoor storage (roadworthy insured vehicles)
$50/year

Small storage
2m cubed – approx. 1 pallet – shared
Unheated: No charge
Heated: $60/year

Large storage room
45m cubed – 9.5′ x 16′ x 10′ – private
Unheated: $50/month
Heated: $100/month

Recreational vehicles and sleds
shared indoor storage
$60/year

Roadworthy insured vehicles 
outdoor storage
$50/year