Visitors and guests of the Observatory may enjoy exclusive tours of Canada's national radio observatory.
Experienced guides provide a one-hour introductory tour of the Observatory
building and instrumentation. See Canada's largest
radio antenna--a whopping 46 metres (150 feet) in diameter! See the
Observatory in operation. A behind-the-scenes tour and guide to the
operation of the Observatory is also available to visitors and researchers. Additionally,
the Observatory hosts speakers on subjects including radio astronomy and
The Observatory tour is approximately one hour and starts
from the Observatory House on Lake Travers. See the Observatory's Hydrogen
Maser, one of the finest atomic clocks in the world. See inside Canada's
largest radio antenna. Tour includes an optional visit to the antenna's
observation deck which may not be suitable for all visitors. Sturdy footwear
is recommended. Visitors must obtain a park permit to access the site.
tour of the Observatory is $12.50 per person excluding tax. Spaces are
limited, so reservations are required.
tour of the telescope was more than we could ever have expected...Thank
you again for a wonderful day." - D & B McElroy