Seymour-Capilano Water Treatment Facility – School Tours

NOTE: Facility tours have been suspended until Fall 2022. Available dates for Fall 2022 tour requests will be posted by September 2022.

​Where does your drinking water come from?
How is it treated?  How does it get to my home and school?

Give your students the chance to do some real-world, hands-on learning while exploring the Seymour Watershed and the state of the art Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant (SCFP).

Learn about the role that healthy ecosystems play in maintaining a reliable, clean and safe drinking water supply for over 2.4 million people with a tour of the Seymour Valley.  In-class experiments and a tour of the SCFP will help students discover the science of water treatment, what it take to operate this facility and learn about some exciting career opportunities.


The SCFP is located at 4400 Lillooet Rd. in the LSCR, 5km north of Capilano University.


Available weekly from November to April.


$275 (4-hour program, 10am-2pm)

What’s included

  • Bus transportation (from your school to the field trip and back)
  • Staff presenter/s
  • In-class session/hands-on activities
  • Walk through of the Seymour-Capilano Water Treatment Facility
  • A tour of dam, reservoir & short old growth forest walk 


  • For grade 8 or grade 10 classes. Other high school grades are considered if a rationale for how this field trip will benefit your teaching and learning is provided.
  • Class size is limited to 30 students (2 volunteers max)

To Book or address any questions

contact the Watershed Education Coordinator






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