Defence Research and Development Canada Chemical and Biological Laboratories Facility Canadian Forces Base Suffield, Alberta

The proposed Project will involve the construction of Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Chemical and Biological Laboratories and associated infrastructure at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Suffield. The new facility will house biology labs with a containment level of 2 or higher, chemistry labs for high risk agents, main office and supporting administration space, and access roads, sidewalks, storage and parking spaces, administration, and other supporting areas. The new building is anticipated to be a minimum of three stories high, including a basement level, and will be constructed of mainly reinforced concrete and structural steel. The footprint of the new building is approximated at 3,000 m2 and is located in a greenfield site located south of the Suffield airfield at CFB Suffield.

Latest update

The assessment is in progress.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination - Start of Public Comment Period - March 28, 2024


Corey Davidson
Defence Research and Development Canada
Corey Davidson, Environment Officer
DRDC-Suffield Research Centre, PO Box 4000, Station Main
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8K6

  • Location

    • CFB Suffield (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Defense and Security
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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