The guests will follow the beams lines from the control room to the top of the cyclotron down to the meson hall and ISAC facilities. In the meson hall TRIUMF guides will discuss the proton therapy facility and the material science and testing parts of the lab. Afterwards attendees will see the TR-13 cyclotron and TRIUMF's nuclear medicine labs before heading off to ISAC I. The guests will see experiments like the DRAGON detectors, the TITAN ion trap, among other material science experiments. In ISAC II they will see the higher energy experiments like EMMA, TIGRESS, and IRIS. The guides can tailor the tours to the interests of the attendees.
Participants must stay with their guide for the entire duration of the tour, which generally lasts an hour to an hour and a half. Please advise the guides of any time constraints before the start of the tour.
Getting to TRIUMF Labs
TRIUMF is located at 4004 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC, on the UBC campus.
Nearest Bus Route
The #41 bus route has the "TRIUMF Centre" stop right in front of TRIUMF.
It is about an 11 minute walk from Wesbrook Mall and West 16th Avenue, where the #25 and #33 bus routes stop.
For short-term TRIUMF visitors, an hourly or daily parking pass must be purchased from the ticket dispenser.
Daily parking is in effect 7 days a week, 24 hours per day. The rates are as follows:
$1.00 per hour with maximum daily rate of $6.50.
Weekends and holidays the daily rate will be $4.50.
Where to go once you Arrive
Please come to the main office building lobby before your tour begins at 2:00 PM to sign in.
About TRIUMF Labs
TRIUMF is one of the world’s leading subatomic physics laboratories. It brings together dedicated physicists and interdisciplinary talent, sophisticated technical resources, and commercial partners in a way that has established the laboratory as a global model of success. Its large user community is composed of international teams of scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students. The advances ensuing from TRIUMF’s research will enhance the health and quality of life of millions of Canadians, launch new high-tech companies, create new high specificity drugs, help us to understand the environment, enable the development of new materials, and spur the imaginations of our children who want to know their place in the universe.
Since its opening in 1969, the laboratory has received more than $1 billion of federal investment and $40 million from the province of British Columbia. The provincial contributions fund the buildings, which are owned by UBC and located on an 12.55 acre site in the south campus of UBC. The site houses over 350 scientists, engineers, and staff performing research. It attracts over 500 national and international researchers every year and provides advanced research facilities and opportunities to 150 students and postdoctoral fellows each year. In addition to the onsite program, TRIUMF serves as a key broker for Canada in global research in particle, nuclear, and accelerator physics.
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