People walking during a Sustainability Campus Tour

Sustainability Campus Tours

Join a free walking tour of North Campus and discover some of the features that make the University of Alberta a leader in campus sustainability and have earned the institution a STARS™ Gold rating. 

Discover:

  • How our campus power system delivers energy efficiently
  • Which buildings save and recycle water
  • How the sun's energy is harnessed for light and electricity
  • Where thousands of pounds of food scraps end up every year
  • And much more!

Many of our tour stops look quite ordinary, but they have unique sustainability features below the surface.

Three ways to take the Sustainability Campus Tour

  1. Regularly scheduled tours
    Daily, hour-long walking tours are offered through the Campus Visits Program. Start times are 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Please register at least one week ahead of time.
    If you need to register with less than a week's notice, please email campusvisits@ualberta.ca.

  2. Book a private tour
    Requests for private tours can be made year-round for special events or larger groups. Email Leah Erickson at lsericks@ualberta.ca or phone 780-492-4981.

  3. Self-guided tour
    All of the stops on the Campus Sustainability Tour are outdoors or open to the public. With this handy downloadable guide, you can learn about the unique sustainability features of the university's buildings and grounds, on your own and at any time.
    Download the Self-Guided Tour (25 MB)

Join a tour

Sustainability Campus Tours are presented daily, but pre-registration is requested. Tours take just under one hour. Please wear comfortable footwear.

Walking tours are delivered collaboratively between the Office of the Registrar and the Office of Sustainability. All tours will be guided by UAlberta Ambassadors.

University of Alberta Office of the Registrar, Office of Sustainability

Green Building Tours

The Office of Sustainability can take you inside some of the university's outstanding green buildings. You'll get to see some of their features up close and you'll meet people with similar interests.

Currently, tours are available for the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) and Triffo Hall. Additionally, you can tour the university's District Energy System.

To arrange a tour, please email your request to sustainability@ualberta.ca.

General Campus Tours

The Campus Visits program provides several other tour options. Sign up to explore the North Campus, Campus Saint-Jean, Augustana or Lister Hall. You can also request tours catering especially to Aboriginal students, international students and young guests.

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