In the special 20th anniversary issue of the May/June 2015 issue of SkyNews: The Canadian Magazine of Astronomy & Stargazing, I rounded-up the top events, experiences, and amenities in Canada’s dark sky preserves.
As mentioned at the end of the article, here’s some more info and photos from such preserves as Wood Buffalo, Jasper, Mont Mégantic, and more.
Watch for even more coverage of the latest dark sky preserves in the coming issues of SkyNews.
Click on each park for details:
- Wood Buffalo, AB/NWT
- Jasper, AB
- Cypress Hills, SK/AB
- Grasslands, SK
- Manitoulin/Bruce/Bluewater, ON
- Mont Mégantic, QC
- Irving Nature Park, NB
- Fundy/The Hopewell Rocks, NB
- Kejimkujic, NS
Above, right: Asian noodle soup at the Fairmont – my pick for the top dish at a dark sky preserve.
Above, left: Jay Ingram and Chris Hadfield jam at the 2014 Jasper Dark Sky Festival (you won’t believe who’s headlining the 2015 event)
At right: Dark sky preserves across Canada. Photos by Peter McMahon except the middle-left photo of the Columbia Icefield, by Yuichi Takasaka and of the Hopewell Rocks, by Kevin Snair