NRU Deck Plate

NRU Facility Tour

Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the NRU reactor!

The NRU reactor was a landmark achievement in Canadian science and technology when it went into service on November 3, 1957. Six decades later, NRU continues to play a key role in advancing the quality of life of Canadians and people around the world.

The NRU reactor was built for three purposes: to be a supplier of industrial and medical radioisotopes used for the diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening diseases; to be a major Canadian facility for neutron physics research, and to provide engineering research and development support for CANDU® power reactors.

Join us in celebrating 60 years of NRU, walk the main floor of the reactor, and learn more about the many accomplishments of this historic facility and the people who work within it. 

Tour Logistics:

For the 2017 Open House, we are able to offer guided tours of the reactor.   Space on these tours is limited; should you wish to attend please indicate your interest on the registration form.  If space is available, we will be in touch by email with the specific details to complete your registration and identify your tour time.

This is a walking tour, and does require some extended periods of standing. As such, it is not recommended for those with mobility concerns.  Please note that you must be at least 12 years old to participate.