Events and Activities

We can promise you an exciting, educational, and entertaining day.

Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and events wrap-up at 3:00 p.m.


Displays, Booths and Demonstrations: 

Historic Waste Program, Nuclear Fuel Fabrication, Regulatory Affairs, Small Modular Reactors, Fuel Development and Advanced Fuels, Cyber Security / IT Security, Nuclear Forensics, Alpha Therapies, Environmental Technologies and Environmental Protection, Human Resources, Near Surface Disposal Facility, Site Revitalization (Capital Program), Student Poster Display, Modelling & Computation, Reactor Safety, Regulatory Affairs ... and many more to come.

Community Partners: Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Nuclear Society, Algonquin College, Society for the Preservation of Canada's Nuclear History, AECL, Women in Nuclear

Facility / Lab / Capability Tours

Mechanical Equipment Development, Hydrogen Isotopes Technology, Reactor Safety, Applied Physics, Biodosimetry, Glassblowing, Emergency Operation Centre, Manufacturing Services, Transport and Heavy Equipment, NRU, NPD, Drop Testing, Analytical Chemistry, Neutron Beam Centre, Fire Protection, Security, Radiation Protection, Skilled Trades Demonstrations, Harriet Brooks Building (Material Performance) ... and many more to come.


NRU, Program: Energy, NSDF Overview, S&T Priorities, Small Modular Reactors, Canadian Nuclear History, Program: Health, Program: Safety, Program: Environment, Capital Plan & Site Revitalization, Historic Waste Program

The schedule is being developed, but these engaging presentations will be offered all day, and each session will include the opportunity for questions.  

Other Activities

Refreshment Vendors

A variety of local food vendors will be on site to provide refreshments.  To simplify the security processes, we ask that you refrain from bringing coolers or backpacks to the site, and bring with you only those items essential to a safe, fun day.

Children's Entertainment

Ry-J's Inflatables:  Obstacle Course, Zip Line, and Bouncy Castle (specific items to be confirmed).

Specialized Tours

Unique to this year's event, we have made arrangements for special access to two of our nuclear facilities: the Nuclear Power Demonstration reactor in Rolphton, ON, and the NRU Reactor, located on the Chalk River site.  Participation in these tours is limited, and for security reasons a separate registration process is required.  For more information, please follow the links on the main Open House page.

Photos from the 2012 CRL Open House

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