Bruce Power Visitors' Centre
3394 Bruce Road 20
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3394 Bruce Road 20, Box 1540 (B-32)
Tiverton, ON, Ontario
From: all year EXCEPT To: Dec. 23 - Jan 2 & statutory holidays
Year Round: YES
By Appointment: summer bus tours of power site: 519-361-7777
Bruce Power Visitors' Centre
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. It is open year-round Monday to Friday as well as weekends in July and August; closed statutory and year-end holidays. Admission is free with complimentary Wi Fi and electric car charging stations. A picnic area with tables is available during the warmer months of the year.
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.
Film presentations run hourly in the summer months and four times a day in the shoulder seasons. The Visitors’ Centre features a 100-seat climate-controlled theatre. Group presentations can be arranged for service clubs, youth groups and other social organizations.
The Visitors’ Centre offers free bus tours of the 2,300 acre Bruce Power site in July and August, 7 days a week. Participants must register in advance and reserve seating by calling 519-361-7777 or emailing bnpdvisitors’firstname.lastname@example.org. Government-issued photo identification is required on the day of the tour.
As well as being a tourist attraction, 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.
About Bruce Power - Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company's site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power's 4,200 employees are also owners in the business.
Pre-arranged programs available for groups