Events


Events At Gordon’s Park

Event Dates and Ticket Sales for 2021 are To Be Determined. Please check lower on this webpage or our Facebook Page for announcements as they become scheduled.


Throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall, Gordon’s Park hosts a variety of fun, educational and nature-inspired events. Whether it be a weekend event, such as our Perseids Meteor Shower Nights and Perseids Night Hikes, Astronomy Nights, Stargazing Night Hikes, or our 2 for 1 Mini Putt Special there is lots of fun to be had.  Our events are open to our overnight guests as well as day trippers. Click on the ‘Read More’ links to learn more about each event. 


WE FILL FAST! BOOK YOUR CAMPSITE/CABIN/TIPI NOW:

https://www.gordonspark.com/book-now/

Stay in the Dark Sky Preserve Campground, Stargazing Cabin, or Milky Way Bunkie

or 

in the Forest Campground/Cabins/Tipis

(check in 2-5pm, 30 min. walk to DSP) 


2021 Events Ticket Link To Be Provided Separately Here. 

All event tickets must be paid in full at time of purchase.  All EcoPark Events in 2021 are non-refundable. 

If we are not able to open the EcoPark or host Astronomy Events due to Covid Lockdown, our guests will be able to request to transfer their camping reservations & event tickets to dates later in 2021 or in 2022, pending availability for the specific dates requested.


Astronomy


Perseids Meteor Shower Weekends



Astronomy is one of our favourite activities at Gordon’s Park. Over the summer and fall we host a series of events and activities that will give you a chance to learn more about the night sky and explore it. Perseids Meteor Shower Weekends are perfect for both amateur and veteran astronomers and we have special Perseids Meteor Nights events and Perseids Night Hikes for those who want to learn more about meteor showers and other astronomical phenomena. Come join us for an incredible astronomy weekend, camping and viewing the night sky in our RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve. Our Dark Sky Preserve offers exceptionally dark skies, no light pollution and 360 degree observing from horizon to horizon. Please note that our Dark Sky Preserve is a NO WHITE LIGHT ZONE, meaning you will need to have red filters on all light you use at your site or while observing the stars, and no campfires are allwed.


Perseids Meteor  Shower Weekends 2021

Friday August 6 –  Sunday August 9 (New Moon)

Thursday August 12 (height of shower) – Saturday August 15

Stay with us (2 night minimum) for the most amazing meteor showers of the year from our Dark Sky Preserve. Expect to see over 60 beautifully coloured meteors streaming across the sky per hour leading up to the peak and after. Purchase tickets to a Perseids Meteor Night event and Perseids Night Hike, each with a professional astronomer on a different night. Your accommodations rental includes free access to our nature interpretive centre, hiking trails, and the children’s playground, with an option to add-on mini-putt.

Book your campsite/cabin/tipi reservations now: https://www.gordonspark.com/book-now/


Perseids Meteor Shower Night or Perseids Night Hike

$50 / person (all ages)

Prices are per event and a minimum of two nights stay are required for these weekends.

 Please note that Astronomy Event Tickets are Nonrefundable.


Astronomy Nights – select weekend dates in June, July, August, September, October


Astronomy, telescope, stargazing, dark sky preserve events


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Astronomy Nights.        9-11 pm.       Tickets are limited for this event. Please register in advance.  No walk-ins.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR

Fri June 25

Sat June 26

Sun June 27 

$50 per person, only 8 Tickets available per night due to Ontario provincial Stage 1 Covid restrictions! 
HOW TO PURCHASE:  Select Public Astronomy Night as an ADD ON when booking your 2021 reservation.

Already booked to come to the Eco Park in 2021? No problem! Email  reservations@gordonspark.com the following info: your REZ#, name, number of tickets, date option(s) you are open to purchasing tickets, and if we can use your payment method on file from your original booking, or if you need to be emailed a digital invoice to use a different card.  If tickets are available, you will receive an email notification of Add On within 2 business days of your request.  This process is being done manually by a tiny staff, so thanks in advance for your patience. Multiple email inquiries from the same party will delay processing.

ADDITIONAL 2021 DATES, GROUP SIZE and PRICING TO BE ANNOUNCED PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE / FACEBOOK PAGE

Ticket pricing is based on Covid 19 Stage restrictions for Group size. We are currently in Stage 1 (10 people = 8 guest tickets, 2 astronomy staff) 

In Stage 2 (date to be determined by Ontario government) that will increase to 23 guest tickets at a lower cost per ticket

ADDITIONAL 2021 DATES, GROUP SIZE and PRICING TO BE ANNOUNCED PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE / FACEBOOK PAGE
 Limited availability, pre-registration is required, NO DROP INS.
Additional dates and online ticket sales link TBA.

Astronomy is what we are best known for. Gordon’s Park is home to a dark sky preserve, meaning there is next to no light pollution or white light. This makes for some great stargazing. See stars, planets, constellations, and galaxies you definitely cannot see in the city and the Milky Way in such detail it will be like seeing it for the first time. Our astronomy nights are full of fun and learning for the whole family. We offer Astronomy Nights throughout July & August, special dates in June, September and October as well on special event dates such as Perseids Weekends or long weekends   Read More…


Stargazing Night Hikes – select weekend dates in July, August, September, October



Stargazing Night Hike.      9-11 pm.         $35-50 /person (all ages) depending on group size in the current Covid Stage

Tickets are limited for this event. Please register in advance. 

Event Dates for July – October 2021 are To Be Determined. Please check this webpage or our Facebook Page for announcements as they become scheduled.


This guided hike follows along our Mother Nature Trail and features naked eye stargazing as well as exploring our Park’s nocturnal wildlife. Our astronomy guide will teach you how to locate constellations in the sky using just your hands and a technique called star hopping and share information on forest and astronomy myths and legends of different cultures. Guests may have the chance to use our Parabolic Ears, which are designed to magnify nighttime sounds, including animal sounds from creatures like flying squirrels, deer, wolves and owls   Read More…


Events for 2021 are To Be Determined. Please check this webpage or our Facebook Page for announcements as they become scheduled.


Check out our events page for more of what is happening at Gordon’s Park.


Private Astronomy Sessions – select weeknights



Private Astronomy Sessions    9:30-11 pm     
$200 for 1-5 people (all ages)  $50 per additional person 

Limited Availability. Please register in advance.

Events for 2021 are To Be Determined. Please check this webpage or our Facebook Page for announcements as they become scheduled.


For the 2021 season we are again offering private astronomy sessions with one of our Park astronomy staff. This 1.5 hour private session in our dark sky preserve features a laser guided sky tour, a lesson on star hopping , and viewing through wide angle binoculars and our Park telescope. During this session you will get the chance to learn about constellations, view the milky way, and look at galaxies, nebulas and planets through our telescope.  This session is $200 for 1-5 people, $50 per additional person in the same rental party.  Pre-booking is required. 2021 Ticket Link To Be Provided


2 For 1 Mini Putt


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2 For 1 Mini Putt.        Regular Rate is $7 /person

Events for 2021 are To Be Determined. Please check this webpage or our Facebook Page for announcements as they become scheduled.


Gordon’s Park has an 18 hole mini putt course that weaves through a cedar grove. The course incorporates natural obstacles like rocks and trees and is perfect for adventurous adults and kids alike. All summer, June through September, two people can play for the price of one on Wednesdays  Read More…


Women’s Outdoor Weekend



EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2020

Events for 2021 are To Be Determined. Please check this webpage or our Facebook Page for announcements as they become scheduled.

Women’s Outdoor Weekend

Our Women’s Outdoor Weekend has been a yearly event. We pull out all the stops for this event because we believe in giving women time to re-connect with themselves, with nature, and to take time to relax and rejuvenate. There are lots of interesting activities planned, opportunities built in to relax and chances to meet new friends. This weekend includes accommodations, all activities and really tasty meals   Read More…


Calendar of Events  2021 TBA