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.
- How our campus power utility delivers energy efficiency
- Which buildings save and recycle precious 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.
Take the tour
Regularly scheduled tours
Daily, hour-long walking tours are offered through the Campus Visits Program. Start times vary between 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Please register at least one week ahead of time.
To register with less than a week's notice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book a private tour
Requests for private tours can be made year-round for special events or larger groups. To make your request, please contact Lisa Dockman at email@example.com or 780-248-1924.
All of the stops on the Campus Sustainability Tour are outdoors or open to the public. With this handy downloadable guide, you can now arrange a custom tour at your convenience. Learn about the unique sustainability features of the university's buildings and grounds, on your own and at any time.
Join a tour
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.
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. There are also tours with a special focus on Aboriginal students, international students and young guests.
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