Canadian High Arctic Research Station

CHARS to be built on the plateau site in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

CHARS to be built on the plateau site in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut

Canadian High Arctic Research Station

Canadian High Arctic Research Station

CHARS Architectural Design

CHARS Architectural Design

CHARS Floor Plans

CHARS Floor Plans


Progress on CHARS

On May 21, 2014, as a result of an open, fair and transparent competitive process, the Canadian company EllisDon Corporation in a joint venture with NCC Dowland Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract to manage the construction of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS). The construction is set to begin in fall 2014.

The Chief Scientist has been selected: Dr. Martin Raillard will lead the implementation of the Science and Technology program as the Chief Scientist for the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) as of March 3, 2014.

Architectural design plans for the Station were presented to community members during the Kitikmeot Trade Show in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. The plans will provide a more accurate depiction of what the building will look like. The construction phase is planned to start in fall 2014.