Designated Dark-Sky Sites in Canada

Designated Dark-Sky Sites in Canada

Check out this interactive map of Canadian Dark-Sky Sites that have been designated by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. International Dark-Sky Association-designated sites in Canada are also included (more information below).

 

 

The sortable table below lists all of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's designated Dark-Sky Sites. Click on the Site name to visit their website. Click "More info" for detailed information about each Site.

Dark-Sky Site Prov. Year Designated Type RASC Page
Ann and Sandy Cross Conservation Area AB 2015 Nocturnal Preserve More info
Au Diable Vert QC 2018 Dark-Sky Preserve More info
Beaver Hills (Elk Island National Park, Cooking Lake-Blackfoot Provincial Recreation Area, Miquelon Lake Provincial Park) AB 2006 Dark-Sky Preserve  
Bluewater Outdoor Education Centre ON 2012 Dark-Sky Preserve More info
Bruce Peninsula National Park ON 2009 Dark-Sky Preserve More info
Cattle Point BC 2013 Urban Star Park More info
Cypress Hills (Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park, Fort Walsh National Historic Site) AB/SK 2004 Dark-Sky Preserve More info
Fundy National Park NB 2011 Dark-Sky Preserve  
Gordon's Park ON 2008 Dark-Sky Preserve  
Grasslands National Park SK 2009 Dark-Sky Preserve More info
Irving Nature Park NB 2011 Urban Star Park  
Jasper National Park AB 2011 Dark-Sky Preserve More info
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site NS 2010 Dark-Sky Preserve More info
Killarney Provincial Park ON 2018 Dark-Sky Preserve More info
Kouchibouguac National Park NB 2009 Dark-Sky Preserve  
Lake Superior Provincial Park ON 2018 Dark-Sky Preserve  
Lakeland Provincial Park and Recreation Area (Lakeland Provincial Park, Lakeland Provincial Recreation Area) AB 2017 Dark-Sky Preserve More info
McDonald Park BC 2003 Dark-Sky Preserve  
Mont-Mégantic National Park QC 2007 Dark-Sky Preserve More info
Mount Carleton Provincial Park NB 2009 Dark-Sky Preserve  
North Frontenac Township ON 2013 Dark-Sky Preserve  
Old Man on His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area SK 2015 Nocturnal Preserve  
Point Pelee National Park ON 2006 Dark-Sky Preserve  
Terra Nova National Park NL 2018 Dark-Sky Preserve More info
Torrance Barrens Conservation Reserve ON 1999 Dark-Sky Preserve More info
Wood Buffalo National Park AB/NWT 2013 Dark-Sky Preserve More info

International Dark-Sky Association Designations in Canada

Some sites may choose to use more outdoor lighting than is permitted by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's Dark-Sky Site Program, but may partner with organizations outside of Canada that also promote the preservation of dark skies. The main organization outside of Canada is the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) and their International Dark-Sky Places Program.

List of IDA International Dark-Sky Places in Canada

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