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Fee Schedule for 2016

Fees for 2016 (100 KB)

University Research and Teaching Rates

Board Charges - Meals only

$740/month/person No obligation for chores
$520/month/person Includes obligation for chores on a rotating schedule

Accommodation Charges - Housing only - no linen service

$57/month/person         Dormitory (White House or Curran Cottage)
$114/month  Small cabin (Cabins 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 11 and Shaker)
$228/ month   Medium cabin (Cabins 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14)
$306/month  Large cabin (Cabins 12, 15)
$362/month    White House Apartment
$518/month   Small Cottage (Keast, Earl or Maplewood)
$570/month   Large Cottage (Sumac or Cedar)

Room and Board Rates for Field Courses – no linen service 

$388/person Weekly R&B for OUPFB field courses
$423/person Weekly R&B for other field courses - incl. facilities use fee 

Room and Board Rates for Short-Term Users and Guests – no linen service 

$50/day/person   24 hr. room and board
$7.50 Breakfast or lunch only
$14.90 Dinner only
$24.50 Overnight accommodation

Facility Fees 

Queen's researchers

Basic 1
Desk/lab bench space only - electricity and/or water.

$1.42/day principal investigator/graduate student/lab coordinator
$0.71/day assistant

Special Requirements 1
Tanks, pumps, heating, cooling, air, disposables, extra space.

$3.55/day principal investigator/graduate student/lab coordinator
$1.42/day assistant

Non-Queen’s researchers

We have traditionally had a much higher charge for non-Queen's researchers for the simple fact that Queen's University provides a substantial subsidy to support the station. This year (2016) we are trying lower facility rates for non-Queen's users to reward the loyalty of long-term users and encourage new users. At the end of the year we will re-evaluate this decision.

Basic 2
Desk/lab bench space only - electricity and/or water.

$2.84/day principal investigator/graduate student/lab coordinator
$1.42/day assistant

Special Requirements 2
Tanks, pumps, heating, cooling, air, disposables, extra space.

$7.10/day principal investigator/graduate student/lab coordinator
$2.84/day assistant

GPS/GIS Equipment
Charges for maintenance of equipment and systems will be charged back to users based on intensity of use

Boat Rental 
$400/month, $170/week - includes maintenance from normal use - gas and oil not included
$90.00/day - includes gas and oil for one day rental

NOTE - Fees for use of pontoon boats are negotiated directly with the Senior Manager or Director

All QUBS boat users will require Operator Proficiency cards to rent a boat

MEDA3 Training and certification required to operate pontoon boats


Conference Rates 

$8.00/person/day facility day use fee - no meals
$77.50/person/day 24 hr R&B and day use - summer season (April 30 - September 10)
$20.50/person/day linen service (must be pre-arranged for groups)
  • Rates for groups outside of summer season and for special requirements are negotiated directly with the Senior Manager or Director
  • Rates are based on provision of basic services (dining hall meals, conference room use, dormitory style accommodation) – additional requirements will increase rates

50% booking deposit required (non-refundable if cancelation made less than two weeks prior to event)


Provincial Sales Tax 

P.S.T. is applicable to non-Queen's users for oil used in boats, photocopies and Fax.

Goods and Services Tax 

G.S.T. is applicable to non-Queen's users for charges for boat rental, photocopies, direct sales (e.g. equipment) and all charges for room and board from casual users.



QUBS Management reserves the right to allocate space to maximize accessibility to all users of the facility.  This may mean sharing space at times of intense use.