The Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre is an interactive, fun way for your family to learn about Ontario’s most important energy provider
Every year thousands of visitors arrive at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre to learn more about nuclear energy and electricity generation.
Looking out over the world’s largest operating nuclear power facility, the Visitors’ Centre is located north of Tiverton, adjacent to Ontario’s first commercial wind farm, Huron Wind.
March Break program
Keep the Visitors’ Centre in mind for family and friends this March Break. Programs run from March 13 to 17 and include special guests from Bruce County Playhouse, Bruce Power’s Indigenous Network, Grey Bruce Sustainability Network, the Kinetic Knights, Lake Huron Fishing Club, Pick Studio, McGregor Point, and Southampton Art School. Drop-ins welcome. Pre-registration required for some programs. Click here for a list of activities and schedule.
Admission is free
The Visitors’ Centre is open to the public Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. year-round as well as Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in July and August. Closed statutory and year-end holidays.
It features free Wifi and two free Electric Vehicle car charging stations.
The Exhibit Hall
The Exhibit Hall features a variety of interactive exhibits and displays. Visitors can take a simulated tour inside a reactor or try their skills as a nuclear operator on replica control room panels. Another exhibit lets guests take control of a console to select different generation sources – wind, solar, biomass, coal, natural gas, and nuclear – to power an imaginary city.
Field Trips and Group Visits
The Visitors’ Centre is an ideal field trip destination for elementary, secondary and post-secondary school groups and educators. Presentations are tailored around Ontario’s school curriculum. Bruce Power outlines its operations and provides an introduction to the CANDU nuclear system. A presentation that summarizes the science behind electricity and different forms of energy production in Ontario can also be arranged. We are also happy to offer information on careers for those who may be interested in joining the Bruce Power team in the future.
Bruce Power is excited to introduce a new service for those who are not able to make it to the site in person. The Visitors’ Centre now offers online presentations using the Lync application. Educators can connect to our meetings via computer or tablet. With an audio device enabled, students are invited to join in the dialogue and ask any questions they may have regarding nuclear power. This service is ideal for those who are located far from Bruce Power and are not able to orchestrate a trip to the Visitors’ Centre.
All that is required on the recipient’s behalf is a computer or tablet, an audio device and a stable Internet connection. Meetings can be joined through an attached link that Bruce Power will send once arrangements are in place. Comprehensive instructions on how to join these meetings can be found by clicking here.
The Visitors’ Centre offers free bus tours of the 2,300 acre Bruce Power site each July and August, from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Pre-registration is recommended to ensure available seats on the tour bus. Government-issued photo identification is required and will be checked by Security Officers before boarding.
Bruce Power is also expanding its pre-arranged bus tour program to be year-round. If your service club, social organization, municipal group, or senior high school class would like to visit Bruce Power, email BNPDVisitorCentre@brucepower.com or call 519-361-7777.
Discover Energized Environmental Resources (DEER)
Bruce Power, in partnership with the Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority, is pleased to offer a wide variety of environmental and conservation awareness programs to area schools.
The DEER programs are free – with busing provided – to schools served by the Bluewater District School Board and the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board. The programs run throughout the school year from September to June. Learn more about the 2017 DEER Program.
3394 Bruce County Rd. 20, Municipality of Kincardine
West of Hwy. 21
North of Tiverton, ON.
For more information, please call toll free 1-866-748-4787 or email BNPDVisitorCentre@brucepower.com.
Before visiting Bruce Power in the winter, please check the local weather. We are located in an area that receives a lot of snow and driving can be hazardous.