Driving directions to the Penticton research facilities

Penticton research facilities

Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO)
717 White Lake Road
PO Box 248
Penticton, British Columbia V2A 6J9

Telephone: 250-497-2300

By Road, from PENTICTON

  1. Drive approximately 12 km SOUTH on HIGHWAY 97
  2. Go past HIGHWAY 3, turn off to VANCOUVER, continue 500 m
  3. Turn RIGHT onto WHITE LAKE RD
  4. Continue along WHITE LAKE RD for approximately 8 km
  5. Pass St. ANDREW’S golf course on your RIGHT, continue for 1 km to the entrance of DRAO. (9 km from HIGHWAY 97)

By Road, from OKANAGAN FALLS

  1. Drive NORTH from OKANAGAN FALLS approximately 8 km
  2. Turn LEFT onto WHITE LAKE RD
  3. Continue along WHITE LAKE RD for 8 km
  4. Pass St. ANDREW’S golf course on your RIGHT, continue for 1 km to the entrance of DRAO. (9 km from HIGHWAY 97)

Visitors are asked to LEAVE their cars at the ROAD and walk to the Observatory grounds (approximately 600 m). Automobile ignition systems can emit radio waves that interfere with the astronomers’ observations.