Greg Pilling
Manager of Sales and Customer Service
Canada Summit Centre
Mailing Address:
20 Park Drive
Huntsville, ON
P1H 1P5

Phone: 705-789-1751 ext. 3027

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Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment building exterior

Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment

Located at Forbes Hill Research Park overlooking Cann Lake

The University site is situated within the greater Canada Summit Centre property, centrally located within the scenic Town of Huntsville. The facility overlooks Cann Lake to the East, and has been constructed some 35 metres above the Town and surrounding area. The unique location of the University is terraced into the rugged local Muskoka topography while being fully serviced by all utilities, municipal sewer and water services, parking and roadway access to the front door. The University site makes up approximately 4.5 hectares of a greater 40 Hectare land parcel which includes a vast amount of rolling wooded parkland, the Muskoka Heritage Village and Historic Portage Flyer Train, Canada Summit Centre, the Active Living Centre, Lions Lookout, a multi-purpose sport field facility and a community walking trail system.

Construction of the facility began in August of 2009 and was completed for use during the G8 Summit in June of 2010.

The latest G8 legacy facility, established through a partnership between the Town of Huntsville and the University of Waterloo, in co-operation with the federal government, is a research and learning facility for environmental and ecological sustainability.  Supports the work of researchers in the Centre for Ecosystem Resilience and Adaption, as well as host other University of Waterloo activities such as training programs, conferences and workshops.

The centre is the site for training programs for mid-career professionals in such areas as ecosystem restoration, strategic environmental assessment, sustainable tourism, environmental planning and green business as well as undergraduate and graduate courses and workshops on topics such as climate change, tourism, land-use planning and local economic development.

Laboratory space, meeting rooms, and accommodation for up to 48 people, the Centre will be used by faculty from University of Waterloo, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine and their research partners at other universities.

Field Courses, Research, Retreats, Seminars, Conferences, On-site Accommodations

Looking for an idea place for a field course, retreat, quiet research centre, or place to hold a small conference - then the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment is for you. 

The Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment (Centre), located in Huntsville, Ontario, is as an extension of the University of Waterloo main campus.   Nestled in Muskoka on the Canadian Shield, the Centre is a year-round research, teaching and community centre that the University is working to establish as a high profile research centre for ecology, climate change, tourism, land-use planning and local economic development.

The Centre features beautiful meeting and lecture facilities to accommodate groups from five to 225 participants.  A variety of environments are available for interaction, contemplation, research and instruction, situated amongst the rocks, lakes, and trees that give Muskoka its' breath-taking vistas. 

The soon to be completed on-site ecology wet lab will offer visiting researchers the option to initiate testing and research as they take advantage of the field research opportunities available in and around Huntsville, a small, but renowned tourist community situated on the Canadian Shield. 

The Centre's resident style accommodations can house 45 people and overlooks the rocks, trees and lakes for which the region is known.  Within walking distance to hotel accommodations, it also serves as an idyllic setting for larger community events, as well as academic and professional training courses, meetings, conferences, workshops and field exercises. 


For information about the diverse venues, unique events and memorable experiences available at the Waterloo Summit Centre for the Environment, please see the sales packages on this page.  Visit our Main Sales Page for more information.


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Who to Contact

Canada Summit Centre
Greg Pilling
Manager of Sales & Customer Service

Phone: (705) 789-6421 ext. 3027
In Person: 20 Park Drive
Email Greg