Coming to CLS

Covid-19 pandemic constraints

  • Due to the pandemic a number of operational constraints has been introduced to ensure everyone's safety. Travel restictions and limitted access to the facility have changed the preparation for the beamtime and workflow of the remote and onsite experiments. Important changes and updates can be found under Before and during beamtime.


  • In case you need accomodation during beamtime the Canadian Light Source has an affordable guest house close to the facility
  • For more information and booking visit the Light Source guest house website

Facility access and training  

  • First you need to register as a CLS user and in order to gain access to the facility there are a number of requirements that need to be fulfilled, follow instructions listed on the Canadian Light Source website
  • It is recommended to complete the training modules online prior to arriving to CLS, because it would save considerable time during check-in at the User Service Office

Samples and Equipments 

  • All samples and equipments, which you are planning to bring to CLS, must be reviewed and listed on the proposal
  • Samples that are not on the proposal will not be permitted at CLS
  • Samples/equipments can be amended through the user-portal project page