Fee Schedule

The following provides a list of fees for services provided by ARI. Please note that some services may not be available at each of the regional research centres. Please contact the appropriate facility to discuss your needs and arrange your logistics. 

RPAS Equipment

Arts & Crafts and Technology Manufacturing Centre

Fee Schedule (all prices in Canadian dollars)
Student and Postdoctoral Users(see Notes 1 & 2) Daily     Weekly  Monthly
Accommodations (per person) 45 267.75 1,012.5
Office / Lab Bench Space 45 267.75 1,012.5
Meeting Room 100 595 2,250
Laboratory Rental 150 892.5 3,375
Conference Room 250 1487.5 5,625
Other Canadian Users(see Notes 1 & 2) Daily Weekly Monthly

Accommodations (per person)

65 410 1,658
Office / Lab Bench Space 65 410 1,658
Meeting Room 125 787.5 3,187.5
Laboratory Rental    200 1,260 5,100
Conference Room 300 1,890 7,650
Non-Canadian Users(see Notes 1 & 2)  Daily Weekly Monthly
Accommodations (per person) 85 565 2,295
Office / Lab Bench Space 85 565 2,295
Meeting Room 150 998 4,050

Laboratory Rental  

250 1,663 6,750
Conference Room 300 2,328 9,450
All Users(see Notes 1 & 2) Daily Weekly Monthly
Snowmobile(see Note 3) 125 700 2,250
Toboggans 25 140 450
Boat 60 336 1,080
Outboard Motor(see Note 3) 60 336 1,080
Boat with Outboard Motor(see Note 3) 120 672 2,160
225HP Harbercraft(see Note 3) 150 840 2,700
225HP Hewescraft with hardtop cabin(see Note 3) 300 1,680 5,400
Inflatable Boat 50 280 900
Snowmobile Trailer / Boat Trailer(see Note 3) 40 224 720
Canoe 10 56 180
Generator 25 140 450
Rifles / Shotguns(see Note 4) 10 56 180
General Field / Camping Equipment(see Note 5) 10 56 180
Auger Power Head 25 140 450
YSI Pro Plus Water Quality Sonde (see Note 6) 50 280 900
Satellite Phone (see Note 7) 20 112 360
Proxima Projector 40 224 720
Winter Vehicle Plug-in Fee 15 105 450
Theoh 360 Camera 15    
Insta360 Pro Camera 50    

Airport Pick-up/Drop-off Flat Rate

Technician Assistance (see Note 8) 425    
Call out Flat Rate (see Note 9) 200    
Lost Key Fee  150    
Chemical Disposal Flat Rate (see Note 10) 500    
Row House Cleaning Flat Rate (see Note 11) 100    
Conference Room Cleaning Flat Rate (see Note 12) 250    
Warm Storage Flat Rate (see Note 12) 400    
Cancellation Fee (see Note 13) 1 full day/item    
Administration Fee (see Note 14) 10%    

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Equipment (see Note 15)

All RPAS rates include a Transport Canada Advanced Certified Pilot
Daily Monthly Annually
RPAS: Sensefly eBee X (RTK) 900    
RPAS: Sensefly eBee Plus (RTK) 850    
RPAS: DJI Matrice 30T 950    
RPAS: DJI Matrice 600 1000    
RPAS: DJI Inspire 600    
RPAS: Mavic 2 Pro 550    
RPAS: DJI Mini 2 540    
RPAS Specialty Cameras Daily Monthly Annually
LiDAR 800    
Multispectral Camera (Parrott Sequoia for eBee Plus) 70    
Thermal Camera   (Sensefly Thermomapper for eBee Plus) 200    
DJI Zenmuse X3 30    
DJI Zenmuse X5 50    
GPS Equipment Daily Monthly Annually
Leica GS14 GNSS (1 rover, 1 base station) 90    
Bad Elf GPS Pro 20    
Others Geomatics Services Daily Monthly Annually
Dell Latitude Rugged Laptop 25    
RPAS and GPS Data Processing 600    
Arts & Crafts and Technology Manufacturing Centre Daily Monthly Annually
Membership Fees 50 150 1,500
Film/Transparency Printing/Setup 15    
Prepared, Unburnt Screen 25    
Custom Colour Mixing 30    
Per-item, Per colour, Ink Cost 0.25    


  1. Accommodation, office and equipment rental discount rates are based on 7 days for the weekly amount and 30 days for the monthly amount. Rentals must be for consecutive days to qualify for the weekly and monthly rates.
  2. All equipment rental rates are based on the minimum daily rates only; damage or loss of equipment will incur additional costs.
  3. In order to rent snowmobiles, outboard motors, and boat/motor sets, users must have a valid operator’s license. Evidence of completion of a snowmobile safety course, or a Pleasure Craft Operator's Card, must be presented at the front desk before equipment will be signed out.
  4. In order to rent, handle or store firearms at WARC, users must have a valid Possession and Acquisition Licence. This must be presented at the front desk before firearms will be signed out.
  5. General field/camping equipment is any piece of equipment that is not motorized and is not listed separately on our equipment list.
  6. This YSI measures temperature, pH, conductivity, and dissolved oxygen. Researchers are responsible for ensuring that the YSI is calibrated before heading out into the field.
  7. Satellite phone rental rates do not include airtime or usage fees. These fees will be billed to the user.
  8. Technicians are available to assist with your fieldwork at a rate of $425 per normal working day (7.5 hours total). Fieldwork in excess of 7.5 hours per working day will result in a charge to recover costs for overtime hours. Overtime hours also apply to field support on weekends and local/national holidays.
  9. A minimum flat rate call out fee of $200 will be charged for requests made outside of business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.), and for arrivals on evenings, weekends or holidays.
  10. No long term chemical storage is available at WARC. All chemicals are to be removed by the user, or they will be disposed of at the user’s expense ($500 per chemical regulated by the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act).
  11. If substantial cleaning of a row house is required after a group checks out, a flat cleaning rate of $100 per person will be charged. If substantial cleaning of the conference room is required after a group checks out, a flat cleaning rate of $250 will be charged.
  12. Long-term storage of materials and equipment is available at WARC via prior arrangement with the Manager. Warm storage in the WARC loading bay costs $400 per year.
  13. A cancellation fee of one-full day charge on each item in the fee schedule reserved will be applied for cancellations made less than 48 hours prior to booking.
  14.  A 10% administration fee is applied to recover costs for services performed by ARI for: 1) purchases that the agency makes on behalf of a third party, 2) shipping costs charged to ARI’s freight account and 3) brokerage fees. 
  15. All ARI’s RPAS equipment rental include a Transport Canada Advanced Certified Pilot who is an ARI employee, GPS systems (Leica GS14), RGB camera, flight planning, laptop or tablet, ground control station(s), relevant software, batteries, cables, and insurance. Please note due to insurance restrictions ARI do not rent its RPAS equipment without an ARI pilot.