Research Centres & Field Stations



McGILL SUB-ARCTIC RESEARCH STATION
P.O. Box 790
Schefferville, Quebec CANADA GOG 2TO

Dr. Wayne Pollard, Director [email]
Department of Geography
Burnside Hall, 805 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec, CANADA H3A 2K6
(514) 398-4454 | Fax: (514) 398-7437


The McGILL SUB-ARCTIC RESEARCH STATION is located in Schefferville, Quebec, near the Labrador border. The station offers year-round (summer and winter) access to a vast lichen woodland (containing numerous lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands) and alpine tundra.MSARS has wet and dry laboratories and a small library. Trucks, snowmobiles, boats, and all-terrain vehicles are available on a rental basis.

MSARS can accomodate up to 30 visitors. Room and board is $40 per day for McGill staff and students, $45 per day for individuals from other universities, and $60 per day for all others.Schefferville is serviced by regular air service from Montreal via Sept-Îles or Quebec City (Air Inuit) and by train from Sept-Îles (Tshiuetin Rail Transportation). The station is administered by Dr. W.H. Pollard.