The West 5 Discovery Centre is a highly interactive presentation space designed to educate and entertain visitors, and introduce them to Ontario’s first neighbourhood powered by the sun.
Experience Nature with VR
Explore nature like never before using an immersive virtual reality experience that guides you on trails through the Kains Woods where you can learn about native plant and animal species near the community!
Explore Community Life
Learn about community life with interactive booklets and explore the kind of activities you can expect to see at West 5. Take a look at a scale model of the entire West 5 Community and visualize the breadth of the community.
Interact with Sustainability
You'll also have the opportunity to learn about the sustainability features of West 5 with a large multi touch-screen experience including educational content and video clips to explain some of the fantastic ways West 5 will integrate sustainability into everyday life.
“Just wanted to say thank you again for the amazing field trip last week. Our students loved every minute and learned so much during their time at West 5. They are eager to start planning their own sustainable community on the island of Barbuda.”
– Mandy & Jeff – Summers’ Corners P.S. (Aylmer).
Hours & Location
1295 Riverbend Rd. off Oxford St. W
(first floor of the Sifton Centre)
London, ON N6K 0G2
Regular Business Hours:
Fridays: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Saturdays: 12:00 – 4:00 pm
2019 Holiday Hours:
December 20 – January 9: Closed
January 10: Back to regular business hours
Request a tour
If you’re interested in booking a private group tour of the Discovery Centre outside of our regular hours, please contact
Tyler Young, Community Connections Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.