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The Society for the Preservation of Canada’s Nuclear Heritage

Preserving and Communicating Canada’s Nuclear Heritage

The Society for the Preservation of Canada’s Nuclear Heritage was founded in 2017 in Deep River, Ontario. The Society’s goal is the collection, safeguarding, and promotion of documents, artefacts, memorabilia, and knowledge associated with the history of the Canadian nuclear industry. We are in the process of applying to be a non-profit charitable organization.


Canadian nuclear history began with Ernest Rutherford and his Nobel Prize winning work at McGill University in the early 1900s. The nuclear power industry, however, grew out of Canada’s efforts during the Second World War.

The Museum

The eventual goal of our group is the creation of a Canadian Nuclear History Museum in Deep River, Ontario. We hope to host tours, educational programs, workshops, and historical research.

The first page of photos in our Virtual Museum is now available here.

What Can I Do?

  • Join the society
  • Donate your time and materials
  • Participate in fundraising activities
  • Spread word of the society


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