Events


Events At Gordon’s Park


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 Star Parties, Women’s Outdoor Weekend, or Aurora Borealis Events or evening events such as our Moonlight Hike and Wolf Howl, Astronomy Nights, Special Event Astronomy Nights 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. All events must be paid in full, no refunds.


Astronomy Nights


Astronomy, telescope, stargazing, dark sky preserve events


 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Astronomy Nights.        9-11 pm.       $20 /person

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


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 in Thursday & Saturday throughout July & August as well on special event dates such as star party weekends or long weekends   Read More…


Private Astronomy Sessions



Private Astronomy Sessions.      9:30-11 pm.         $120.00

AVAILABLE DATES: August 2, August 12, August 30 & Sept 2

Limited Availability. Please register in advance.


Special for the 2020 season we are offering private astronomy sessions with one of our Park astronomers. 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 reserved for 1-6 people and is available on Wednesday’s and Sunday’s throughout July & August. Please be sure to either check availability while making your reservation to stay with us or call our office to book your experience.  Pre-booking is required.


Stargazing Night Hike



Stargazing Night Hike.      9-11 pm.         $20 /person.     $45 /family

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


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 will 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…


Moonlight Hike & Wolf Howl



Moonlight Hike & Wolf Howl.      8-10 pm.         $20 /person.     $45 /family

**** NOT OPERATING FOR 2020 SEASON ****


Our Moonlight Hike & Wolf Howl is an educational guided nature hike with a focus on wolves and their habitat on Manitoulin Island.  Group wolf howls may even garner responses from the local wolf pack! Participants will use parabolic ears (which magnify forest sounds) and Bausch & Lomb wide-angle binoculars to hunt for evidence of wolves, tracks, and other signs of wildlife. A social wolf howling competition around the campfire with great wolfy prizes follows the hike.  


2 For 1 Mini Putt


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

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…


Star Parties



Stargazing Manitoulin & Aurora Watch- July 17-20

    $50 /person or $110 /family

Prices are per night and a minimum of two nights are required for this event


Perseids Meteor Party & Aurora Watch (** SOLD OUT **)
August 14-17

      $50 /person or $110 /family

Prices are per night and a minimum of two nights are required for this event


Gordon’s Park has been hosting star parties for over 15 years. We are home to a dark sky preserve which boasts some of the darkest skies in Ontario, with the ability to see 7.5+ magnitude stars on the best nights, horizon to horizon viewing and a Sky Quality Meter reading (Unihedron Inc.) of 21.96 magnitudes /sq.arcsec.

We believe in bringing together first-time viewers, amateurs, and veteran astronomers to explore and appreciate what the night sky has to offer. This is why we also host Astronomy Nights during our star parties that are open to the public   Read More….


Aurora Borealis Weekends


Astronomy, aurora borealis, northern lights, telescope, stargazing, dark sky preserve events


Aurora Borealis Weekend (** SOLD OUT **)
August 21-24

       $50  /person or $110  /family 

Prices are per night and a minimum of two nights are required for this event


Aurora Borealis Weekend (** SOLD OUT **)
September 4-7

 $50  /person or $110  /family 

Prices are per night and a minimum of two nights are required for this event


At Gordon’s Park we are lucky enough to be just far enough north and far enough away from big city lights that we can see the Aurora Borealis from our Dark Sky Preserve throughout the year. The best times to view at our Park are on cool crisp nights in the spring and fall and so we have created two exclusively Aurora-themed events. Our 2020 events will take place May 15-18 and September 4-7. Come take a chance on seeing the Aurora   Read More…

 

Women’s Outdoor Weekend



EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2020
Women’s Outdoor Weekend.     September 11-13.    $210 /person

Our Women’s Outdoor Weekend is 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…


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