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.


Astronomy Nights

Astronomy, telescope, stargazing, dark sky preserve events

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. Read More…


Stargazing Night Hike

    

Our Stargazing Night Hike is a new event for 2019. 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 as well as how to use a planisphere. 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, owls and so much more.. Read More…


2 For 1 Mini Putt

events, mini putt, 2 for 1 mini putt

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 adults and kids alike. In the months of July and August, two people can play for the price of one on Tuesdays. Read More…


Star Parties

Astronomy, telescope, stargazing, dark sky preserve, star party events

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

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. Great times to view are on cool crisp nights in the spring and fall and so we have created three Aurora-themed events. Come take a chance on seeing the Aurora. Read More…


Women’s Outdoor Weekend

Women's Outdoor Weekend art installation

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, optional relaxation massage, and really tasty meals. Read More…


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