After two years being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre enthusiastically re-opened to the public in June 2022.
About 20,000 people have since visited to learn more about safe, reliable and carbon-free nuclear energy and cancer-fighting medical isotopes.
The Visitors’ Centre is open year-round, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., though closed on statutory holidays.
The incredibly popular 2023 Summer Site Bus Tour Program concluded on Aug. 31. Pre-registration for the 2024 summer season will begin in the spring.
If you are interested in a virtual presentation or a bus tour of site for your class or organization, please email BNPDVisitorCentre@brucepower.com or call 519-361-7777.
The Visitors’ Centre is open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. year round. In July and August, the Centre is also open Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Centre is closed for statutory and year-end holidays. It features free Wifi and two free Electric Vehicle charging stations.
March Break Program
Each year, Bruce Power hosts a March Break Program at the Visitors’ Centre.
Bruce Power is pleased to provide visitors with narrated bus tours of our 2,300-acre site in the months of June, July and August. In June, tours are offered daily, Monday to Friday, at 1 p.m., to guests who pre-register using our third-party booking site. In July and August, we move to three tours a day (11 a.m., and 1 and 2 p.m.), seven days a week (except statutory holidays). Pre-registering is strongly recommended for all of our tours to secure your seat.
The Exhibit Hall
The Exhibit Hall features a variety of interactive exhibits and displays. Visitors can try their skills as a nuclear fuel 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.
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. Educators from the Bluewater District School Board and the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board can book their classes into the DEER program by contacting Nancy Griffin at Saugeen Conservation at 519-367-3040 extension 237 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the 2020 DEER Program:
Hours – Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
3394 Bruce County Rd. 20, Municipality of Kincardine
Located five minutes west of Hwy. 21, and just north of Tiverton, ON.
For more information, please call 519-361-7777 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.