Airports

The most convenient point to fly into is Ottawa. Rental cars are available at the airport and there is also bus and airport limousine service to the Chalk River area. For distances from other major centres see the chart below.

City km miles
Ottawa 203 125
Montreal 417 258
Kingston (USA Bridge) 349 216
Toronto 448 277
North Bay 173 107
Sudbury (SNOlab) 290 179
Sault Ste. Marie 578 358

Driving Directions

By Road, from OTTAWA

  1. Take HIGHWAY 417 WEST and drive for approximately 65 km to ARNPRIOR
  2. At ARNPRIOR, HIGHWAY 417 WEST becomes HIGHWAY 17 (also known as the TRANS CANADA HIGHWAY NORTHERN ROUTE)
  3. On HIGHWAY 17, drive 125 km NORTH
  4. After passing the exits for PEMBROKE and PETAWAWA, there is a single set of TRAFFIC LIGHTS on HIGHWAY 17 in the Village of CHALK RIVER
  5. Turn RIGHT (NORTH) off the HIGHWAY to enter CHALK RIVER Laboratories

By Road, from NORTH BAY

  1. From NORTH BAY take HIGHWAY 17 EAST towards OTTAWA. Drive approximately 170 km
  2. After passing the exits for Deep River, there is a single set of TRAFFIC LIGHTS on HIGHWAY 17 in the Village of CHALK RIVER
  3. Turn LEFT (NORTH) off HIGHWAY 17 to enter CHALK RIVER Laboratories

By Road, from TORONTO

  1. From HIGHWAY 401, turn NORTH on HIGHWAY 400 to BARRIE and NORTH BAY
  2. After BARRIE, HIGHWAY 400 turns off toward PARRY SOUND.Take HIGHWAY 11 and drive (NORTH) to NORTH BAY
  3. From NORTH BAY take HIGHWAY 17 EAST towards OTTAWA
  4. Approximately 170 km past NORTH BAY, after passing the exits for Deep River, there is a single set of TRAFFIC LIGHTS on HIGHWAY 17 in the village of CHALK RIVER
  5. Turn LEFT (NORTH) off the HIGHWAY to enter CHALK RIVER Laboratories

Accomodations and Places to Eat

There is a wide range of accommodation available in the upper Ottawa Valley, which is a popular tourist area. The nearest town to the Chalk River Laboratories is Deep River, which is approximately 16 km from the labs.

To find accomodations and restaurants, you can visit these web-sites:

What to do around Deep River and Area

Below are some starting points for you to look at for planning things to do in the area.