Aerial view, North-west
Our laboratories house state-of-the-art imaging facilities (EM, scanning, confocal) and ample greenhouse and growth chamber space.
The Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre has a full complement of controlled growth chambers as well as a state-of-the-art, fully computer-controlled research greenhouse (top). Production greenhouse facilities are located nearby. The station is also has many experimental orchards, vineyards, land plots and an ornamental garden.
Barley pathogenicity test in progress
The Summerland Research Centre is famous for its cherry breeding program
Historic Directors’ house in Ornamental Garden
View south over Okanagan Lake from Peachland
The Okanagan lifestyle offers many outdoor activities including hiking, Alpine & cross country skiing and water sports. The Okanagan is also known for its fresh fruit production, such as cherry & apples (which are extensively featured in breeding and research programs at PARC), peaches & nectarines, apricots, etc. The bi-annual Wine Festival showcases the award-winning products of the area's many vineyards. The BC wine industry is also increasingly supported by scientific research at PARC. For beer lovers there is the annual “Fest of Ale” in April.
View south over Okanagan Lake from the Research Centre towards Penticton
Spring view, West over Okanagan Lake, towards the Research Centre
Winter scape - view Northwards from Research centre orchards