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Tours

All tours will occur on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Tours will depart from and return to the Edmonton Convention Centre. 

Cost:  $50.00 + GST

T1 Borden Pool

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The water is cold but that’s on purpose, because the pool doesn’t use any chlorine or salt, the water is heated to a max of 23 C. It is the first pool of its kind in Canada and only the second in North America. Instead of chemical disinfectants, dechlorinated water is cleansed and purified through a series of sand and gravel filters and by the natural interactions of plants, algae and zooplankton

 

T2 Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Through continual upgrades and innovations, Gold Bar, opened in 1956, remains at the forefront of wastewater treatment technology. This tour will provide insight into one of the most innovative water treatment operations in North America.

 

 

T3 Behind the Scenes:Rogers Place Ice Making

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

At the heart of the Rogers Ice Plant are four screw compressors that deliver 400 tons of refrigeration that is split between two rinks, the NHL surface and the Downtown Community Arena. The surface is currently ranked second in the NHL for quality, hop on this tour and find out why.

 

 

T4 Zootopia

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This tour will include a visit to the Arctic Shores and to the Life Support Building. The Arctic Shores features a green roof, stormwater capture and natural wetlands and the treatment of the seal/sea lion aquatic home. The Life Support Building houses a state-of-the-art filtration system designed to minimize energy by utilizing wetland treatment systems.