Bruce Power Visitors' Centre
Explore the World of Nuclear Energy
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 nuclear power facility, the Visitors’ Centre is located north of Tiverton, adjacent to Ontario’s first commercial wind farm, Huron Wind.
The Visitors’ Centre features more than 30 exhibits and displays, as well as a viewing deck with optical viewers, a 100-seat amphitheatre and picnic area. The facility is climate-controlled with lots of parking for cars, campers, RVs and buses.
Drop-in for a visit, it’s free! Appointments not necessary, but recommended for large groups.
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 the Ontario school curriculum and touch a number of topics including electricity production and the environment, energy for the next generation, radiation, nuclear waste management, sources of electricity generation, careers, Canada’s nuclear history, emergency preparedness and basic electricity.
The Visitors’ Centre also provides an interesting visit for community service organizations, social clubs and youth groups including Scouts, Guides, Air Cadets, Junior Farmers and the like. Groups often take advantage of the facility’s conference rooms to combine a regular meeting with a visit.
To book a group visit, call 519-361-7777 or 1-866-748-4787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Exhibit Hall
The Exhibit Hall offers up 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.
Click here to view an Exhibit Hall Guide
Film presentations are featured in the Visitors’ Centre amphitheatre.
The current presentation, Units 1 & 2 Return to Service, tells the story of the Bruce A Restart Project. Shut down and silent for many years after setting world production records in the 1980s, the first-of-a-kind restoration of Bruce A will provide Ontario with 3,000 megawatts of clean, reliable and affordable electricity for many decades to come.
Discover Energized Environmental Resources
Bruce Power and Saugeen Conservation are pleased to announce bookings are now being accepted for the 2013 environmental awareness program, DEER.
The program is free, with busing provided, to schools in communities served by the Bluewater District School Board and the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board.
Bookings are being accepted for 2013 – January to June and September to November – on a first-come-first-served basis, one program-date per school. Additional dates may become available if some schools decline to participate.
With space in each program for up to 48 students, teachers are encouraged to combine classes. Programs are available for Grades 2 to 12; no split Grade 1-2 classes, please.
Click here to view the 2013 DEER Program Booklet.
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 holidays.
Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre
3394 Bruce County Road 20 (4th Concession)
West of Hwy. 21
North of Tiverton, ON.
For more information, please call toll free 1-866-748-4787 or email email@example.com.
For more information about nuclear energy, download our Guide to Bruce Power.
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Bruce Power is committed to maintaining an accessible environment for persons with disabilities in the delivery of its goods and services. Bruce Power will use reasonable efforts to ensure that its policies, practices and procedures governing the provision of its services to persons with disabilities are consistent with the following principles:
- goods and services are provided in a way that respects the dignity and independence of persons with disabilities
- persons with disabilities are able to benefit from the same services, in the same place and in a similar way as other customers
- persons with disabilities have opportunities equal to others to obtain, use and benefit from Bruce Power’s services.
If you would like to receive a copy of Bruce Power’s Accessible Customer Service Policy (AODA) or have questions/feedback about the policy, contact Bruce Power’s Equity and Diversity Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-361-2673 x15178.
Visiting Bruce Power in the winter
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. Check our weather here.