Snowshoe and Stargaze

The best way to experience the night sky.

Come take part in two unique experiences at Elk Island National Park: snowshoeing and stargazing! A short, guided snowshoe hike around the shore of Astotin Lake takes you atop the snow like a snowshoe hare while stars twinkle overhead. With a park interpreter and Orion as your guide, gaze up at the twinkling stars and learn to navigate the night sky of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve. This is a must-see winter experience! Includes:

  • Parks Canada interpretative program
  • Use of snowshoes during the program
  • Use of a red headlamp during the program

Make sure to bring appropriate winter clothing; be prepared for two hours outside in evening conditions.

Register: Call 780-992-2965 or email; beginning November 15

Registration is required. Registrations are managed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please contact us on one of those days, send an email, or leave a message and we will get back to you on the next booking day.

Note: Programs may be rescheduled or cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. Please ensure that the contact information given upon registration is accurate. You will be notified of cancelled or rescheduled programs. Refunds will not be issued if programs run.

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