Star Parties


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. Included in these activities are our star parties. Our star parties are perfect for both amateur and veteran astronomers and we have special event astronomy nights happening during each of our star party weekends for those who want to learn more about the stars. 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.

Star Parties

Stargazing Manitoulin & Aurora Watch (LIMITED AVAILABILITY)

July 17- July 20, 2020

Stargazing Manitoulin is our longest standing star party and our premiere event for being able to view deep sky objects like star clusters, nebulas, galaxies, and planets, including the rings of Saturn. At this years event you will have the opportunity to participate in a meet and greet, aurora watch, sungazing solar observing, and stargazing night hike where you will explore naked eye observing and learn about star hopping. You will also have access to two nights of our guided astronomy observing session where you will get to look through a telescope in our dark sky preserve to view deep space objects and receive a laser pointed tour of our night sky and learn about constellations and celestial bodies.

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Astronomy Nights will also be happening this weekend for those who wish to come just for the evening. Check out our calendar of events for dates.


Perseids Meteor Party & Aurora Watch (**SOLD OUT**)

August 14-17, 2019

Stay with us 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. Activities & workshops include a welcome meet and greet, aurora watch, stargazing night hike, guided public astronomy & laser guided sky tour sessions, sungazing solar observing,  as well as free access to our nature interpretive centre, hiking trails, mini putt, horseshoes, bocce ball and the children’s playground.

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Public Astronomy Nights will also be happening this weekend for those who wish to come just for the evening. Check out our calendar of events for dates.


    $50 /person or $110 /family

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

Family includes 2 adults and children under 16

** Please note that this event is full, please watch our facebook page for any last minute openings.


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