Mont-Mégantic SkyNews dark sky column – web extras

mont_megantic_mcmahonBack in August of this past year, I had the chance to tour the Canadian dark sky preserve that is perhaps most shrouded in mystery for most Canadians (and that’s a shame) Mont-Mégantic International Dark Sky Reserve in Quebec’s Eastern Townships.

You can read all about the area in the May/June 2014 issue of SkyNews: The Canadian Magazine of Astronomy & Stargazing (available at Walmart, select Shoppers Drug Marts, many large news stands and via print or digital subscription.)

mont-megantic-public_observatory_outside_meteor-gazers_mcmahonHere below are the ‘Wilderness Astronomer’ web extras mentioned in the May/June 2014 issue print edition of the magazine’s Wilderness Astronomer column:


Accommodations in Mont-Mégantic

Auberge Aux Toits Rouges

mont_megantic_mcmahon popular observatoryAux Berges de l’Aurore

Au Vaillantbourg

Camping / cabins in the Park


Dining in Mont-Mégantic

the table at Auberge Aux Toits Rouges

Park restaurant

Les Bouchees Doubles

Work lights from the cleanup in nearby Lac Mégantic

the table at Au Vaillantbourg


Where to go stargazing

ASTROlab science activity centre

Popular (public 24″ scope) Observatory (pictured in the images above)

Research (63″ scope) Observatory


All images by Peter McMahon

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