Give us a minute, and we will show you around the most unique laboratory in the world!

At IISD Experimental Lakes Area, in northwestern Ontario, we experiment on real lakes to reveal a full picture about what pollutants and contaminants are doing to our lakes.


Since the late sixties, we have been exploring what pollution is doing to fresh water, leading to many changes in policy around the world.


Now, we are opening our doors to invite students, communities, First Nations, young people and more to the site, to learn first hand what we do and why we do it…