Tours & Talks

At the Churchill Northern Studies Centre


If you’re already planning a visit to Churchill, consider taking a trip out to the Centre for an enriching addition to your adventure.

With a variety of tours and talks to choose from — both indoors and outside — you’re sure to find something that will enhance your understanding of the natural world, the Churchill area, or the effort to be sustainable in the remote subarctic. 

ways to visit

  • Guided tour

    Get an immersive learning experience with one of our guided tour options. Must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
    Historic Rocket Range Tour | Green Building Tour | Current Research Lecture
    See more information and/or book

  • Self-guided tour

    Explore the CNSC on your own schedule with the help of our informative handout and wayfinding signage. Available during open hours — no booking is required.
    Free to members | Day pass ($5) required for non-members

  • Road to Research

    On select dates, enjoy this valuable service which includes round trip travel to the Centre plus two guided tours.
    See the next Road to Research date

  • Stop by

    If you want to come see the Centre and check out the gift shop, you're more than welcome! No day pass required.

coming soon

Virtual tours will be available. Stay tuned!
Self-Guided Tour

Learn about the building’s innovative features, get the chance to see science up close in the laboratory, check out the views from the observation deck, and take home some swag from our gift shop.

shot o'clock

guided tours

Green Building Tour

Rate is for groups of up to five people. For larger groups, cost is $10/person for each additional person.

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

Get exclusive views with the elevated outdoor platform and the indoor Aurora dome, all while discovering the innovative features that permit unprecedented self-sustainability in Canada’s subarctic.

Price is for groups of up to five people. Additional $10/person fee for more than five people.

Historic Rocket Range Tour

Rate is for groups of up to five people. For larger groups, cost is $20/person for each additional person for a walking tour, $15/person for each additional person for driving tour.

Take a guided tour of the Churchill Rocket Range National Historic Site – built in 1954 – and learn about its ties to the Canadian Space Agency and NASA.

As the first rocket range in Canada, this site was home to extensive suborbital research, including fascinating experiments on the northern lights.

Current Research Lecture

There is a virtual option available.

Rate is for groups of up to five people. For larger groups, cost is $10/person for each additional person.

Learn about the local ecology where three distinct eco-zones intersect and what makes the CNSC an optimal location for a research station.

This dynamic presentation also includes an overview of some of the research projects currently being pursued at the Centre to help connect you to the critical subarctic science we support.


Request form

Note: Guided tours must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. 

Thank you for your interest in a guided tour! We will do our best to respond to your request as soon as possible. 

If your request is time-sensitive, you can also call the Centre at 204-675-2307.