The Canadian Ecology Centre is a non-profit environmental science education and research facility. We are a separate entity from Samuel de Champlain Park, but we do share this beautiful landscape together and the message of conserving and protecting our natural environment.

The CEC facilitates informed choices - presenting a better understanding of the conservation and development issues and options, related to the environment and the mining and  forestry  sectors.

Throughout the year the CEC offers many day and over-night programs related to; environmental education, use of technology in the forest and traditional outdoor skills and activities.  Visitors  include; local and out-of-town schools (Grades K-12), University and College classes and field-camps, youth groups, International students and groups, plus many more!   Intensive full-day G.P.S/G.I.S training courses are also provided for individuals or groups working with spatial data. We also host family events with Winter's Embrace and Lightly Through the Forest in February and our annual Christmas in the Forest in December. We can provide meeting space for groups up to 180 people, catered meals to suit your tastes, accommodations and programs to enhance your time. For your next meeting, conference, course or retreat, consider booking at The Canadian Ecology Centre.

 During the summer months the CEC also offers public educational programs, high school credit courses and youth camps, and professional development opportunities for teachers.

The Centre is also home to the Canadian Institute of Forestry (CIF).  The CIF has been the national voice of forest practitioners since 1908. Their mission is to advance the stewardship of Canada's forest resources, provide national leadership in forestry, promote competence among forestry professionals, and foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry issues.