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“Well worth a stop”

Dominion Radio Astrophysical Laboratory
Ranked #13 of 17 Tours in Penticton
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B.C.Canada
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116 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
“Well worth a stop”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Located just south of Penticton, near White Lake is this amazing hidden treasure!
The scenery/vista are breathtaking!
A great experience for family.
There are guided tours on weekends, but self-guided mid week. which is still great.
Take lots of time absorbing what you are reading, listening, understanding.
Good for the Canadian government keeping this fascinating facility open to the public!
Kids will love the stop.

Visited September 2013
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Spectacular, in every way!”
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Wow! What an amazing hidden treasure! To start with, the scenery/vista was breathtaking! I was completely intrigued with the whole experience. There are guided tours on weekends, but we were there during the week, so it was a self-guided tour, which was great. We took our time absorbing what we were in the midst of - reading, listening, understanding. I am very grateful that our Canadian government has this fascinating facility open to the public! I would love to return with my adult son and my 11 year old grandson.

Visited September 2013
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“An experience!”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

We went to see the meteor shower so it was dark, it may have been more interesting to actually look around it in the day time. Unfortunately no meteors and loads of thunder and lightening, quite scary actually

Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Interesting Tour”
Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

Last year, while staying in Penticton, we drove to the DRAL for a tour. Our son was 15 at the time and has always been interested in astronomy. We weren't sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. Our guide, who did work at the Labratory, gave a tour of the facility as well as a facinating presentation. He was very patient with questions from those in attendance and had a good sense of humor to keep everyone's attention. He explained the work that they do at the Labratory and with other like groups around the world, as well as some astrophysics and astronomy. Well worth the drive and time if you have even a bit of interest in astronomy.

Visited September 2012
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