Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory

717 White Lake Rd.
Kaleden, BC V0H 1K0- Map It
(250) 497-2300

AAA Editor Notes

Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory is at 717 White Lake Rd. The site features radio telescopes used to study the universe. A self-guiding tour includes a 26-metre (85-ft.) parabolic antenna and an array of more sophisticated, computer-linked, 9-metre (30-ft.) antennae. Note: Since automobile ignitions cause radio interference, visitors are asked to leave their vehicles at the road and walk the 600 metres (.4 mi.) to the facility. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Free.
Hours: Visitor center daily 8:30-4:30, Easter weekend-second Mon. in Oct.; Mon.-Fri. 8:30-4:30, rest of year. Guided 1-hour tours led by astronomers are given Sat.-Sun. 2-5, July-Aug. Closed major holidays.