The Wilder and Helen Penfield Nature Conservancy is located on Lake Memphrémagog, 100 km southeast of Montreal, and offers laboratories that are well equipped for most routine (and some not-so-routine) limnological analyses. The building includes a wet lab, indoor accommodation for up to 6 researchers, a kitchen, and domestic facilities. As well as shoreline, the land attached to the station includes about a square kilometre of forest. Streams, rivers and more than 30 nearby lakes and ponds offer a wide range of study sites. The station is open from May to October.