Cabins on site range from 10 person bunk cabins to two bedroom cottage style cabins with a small common area. Most researchers housed in small, but beautiful and rustic, two-person lakeside cabins.
All cabins have electricity and heat. A number of outhouses and a centralized bathhouse are available nearby.
There are three lab buildings located at the AWRS. Your needs and affiliations will determine which lab you will be using. If you are a first-time user of the station, please let the manager know your needs well in advance of your arrival.
By law, all field laboratories must be kept in a clean and sanitary state (Animals for Research Act, regulation 24, section 4, subsections 2-4). Management will make sure laboratories are being maintained in an acceptable condition.
The AWRS provides a washroom complex with two bathrooms. Each bathroom contains two showers, multiple sinks, and toilets. Additionally, there is a washing machine, dryer, and clothes line available for use. A number of outhouses are discretely spread across the premises.
The cookhouse is the hub of activity. The dinning area is graced with a wood fireplace, piano, couches, and shelves filled with books and board games. You might just recognize the face of an old friend our wall of group photos dating back to the 1940’s! A games room with a pingpong table is located on the other side of the building. Meals are served buffet style three times a day and announced by ringing of the historic gong.
*meal times can be shifted to best accommodate the majority of users. If you are unable to attend the pre-determined meal times a serving will be set aside for you. Packed lunches can be made available upon request before arrival. We are able to accommodate for most dietary restrictions and allergies. However we must be informed at least a week in advance so we are able to incorporate your needs into our menu.
What to Bring
When you book your stay at the Station, we’ll send you a guide specific to your group that will include detailed information on what to pack, considering the time of year you’re visiting and what activities you’ll be engaging in. However, there are a few standard items all Station users should be prepared to bring for their visit: