Get to know our campuses a little better. The University of Alberta offers a variety of tours to help people discover some of the features that make it a leader in campus sustainability and the holder of a STARS Gold rating. We welcome individuals as well as groups, so if you're a professor or event organizer, don't hesitate to book a tour for your students or other groups.

Sustainability Campus Tour

On this hour-long outdoor walking tour, discover:

  • How our campus power system delivers energy efficiently
  • Which buildings save and recycle water
  • How the sun's energy is harnessed for light and electricity
  • Where thousands of pounds of food scraps end up every year
  • And much more!

Join one of the regularly scheduled daily tours offered through Campus Visits. Start times range between 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Please register at least one week ahead of time, and wear comfy footwear.

Take this tour

To book a Group Tour for you and your students, please visit our Group Tour webpage. 

Questions? Please email

Green buildings & labs

Energy Management and Sustainable Operations (EMSO) offers tours of some of the university's LEED and Green Globes certified buildings, as well as some labs who have made outstanding commitments to energy and water efficiency.

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