The majority of CH's offices are located in the Canadian Centre for Water Forecasting and Prediction, at 101 - 121 Research Drive, in the Innovation Place science park, adjacent to the U of S campus in Saskatoon. Other facilities are also to be found in CH's former home, Kirk Hall, in the heart of the main campus.

Some staff and students are additionally to be found at Environment Canada's National Hydrology Research Centre, immediately adjacent to the campus.

Hydrology-related activities also take place in labs and departments elsewhere on campus, providing facilities for research in soil-water relationships (Agricultural Engineering), aquatic ecology (Biology), soil hydrology, groundwater, modelling, and hydraulics (Civil and Geological Engineering), GIS, remote sensing, rivers, sediments (Geography), groundwater, geochemistry, and isotope analysis (Geology), soil hydrology and chemistry (Soil Science), and aquatic contaminant chemistry (Toxicology). There is an excellent computing and information technology infrastructure, including access to the high-performance Western Canada Research Grid (WestGrid).

CH manages the majority of its research relating to mountain hydrology at the Coldwater Laboratory in Canmore, Alberta. Additional facilities are available at the Barrier Lake Field Station in Kananaskis Country, which also provides accommodation for fieldwork in nearby research basins.

Field studies are conducted in a wide variety of settings and locations, in Canada and around the world. Principal research sites include Smith Creek and St Denis in Saskatchewan, Marmot Creek and Sibbald Lake in Alberta, and Wolf Creek in the Yukon Territory.

To support its field studies, CH owns and operates a comprehensive inventory of instrumentation and equipment, ranging from dataloggers, hygrothermometers, thermocouples (conventional and infrared), anemometers (cup, propellor and sonic), long-wave radiometers, solarimeters, rain and snow gauges, barometric pressure transducers, soil moisture meters, groundwater level recorders, and stream gauges, to heavy-duty 4x4 trucks, ATVs and snowmobiles.

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