Visitor Information

Visitors to the IISD Experimental Lakes Area facility should expect a wide range of temperatures and conditions while on site, so please remember to dress for the weather and come prepared.


For those who are planning extended stays at IISD-ELA, please review the below checklist for equipment that is available at camp, as well as some recommended equipment to keep you comfortable throughout your stay.


If you have plans to travel to IISD-ELA, please note that Pine Road to the facility is a controlled, restricted-access road.

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (OMNRF) requires that all vehicles carry a valid travel permit. Arrangements for short-term travel permits for IISD-ELA-related activities can be made by contacting Roger Mollot, Operations Manager at 204-229-4755 or John Neall, Facility Manager at 807-226-5162 ext. 230 or 807-220-0794. For all other requests, please contact the Dryden District OMNRF office.

Travel permits are issued to cover only direct travel between Highway 17 and the IISD-ELA field station. Personal parking along Pine Road between the Stewart Lake bridge and the IISD-ELA field station is not permitted.

IISD-ELA also arranges travel to and from the facility from Winnipeg and Kenora. For these arrangements you can contact Roger Mollot, Operations Manager at [email protected] or 204-229-4755.


If you would like to ship equipment or supplies to IISD-ELA prior to your arrival or while you are on site, you may ship either to our Winnipeg  office (items will be brought to camp on Sunday night shuttle vehicles as space permits), or to the PO box in Kenora (items will be picked up on Tuesdays). 

Please make sure your name is included in the shipping address.


Winnipeg office:

IISD Experimental Lakes Area

111 Lombard Ave., Suite 325

Winnipeg, MB

R3B 0T4



Kenora PO box:

IISD Experimental Lakes Area

PO Box 1950

Kenora, ON

P9N 3X8


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