AECL's major sites are located in areas that provide employees with varied recreational and cultural opportunities.
Our Chalk River Laboratories site is located 190 km northwest of Canada's capital city of Ottawa and adjacent to the family-friendly communities of Deep River, Chalk River, Petawawa, and Pembroke. A number of recreational opportunities exist in the region, including famous Algonquin Provincial Park.
Our Whiteshell Laboratories site is located 105 km east of Manitoba's capital city of Winnipeg, and adjacent to the communities of Pinawa, Lac du Bonnet and Beausejour. The site is close to the province's premier natural and recreational region - the Whiteshell Provincial Park.