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 Shower Nights events and Perseids Night Hikes for those who want to enjoy and 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 allowed. DSP gates to vehicles close at sunset, so if you are staying overnight in the DSP, please make your travel plans accordingly.
Perseids Meteor Shower Weekends
Friday August 6 – Sunday August 9 (New Moon)
Thursday August 12 (height of shower) – Saturday August 14
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.
Check out our calendar of events for dates of all events this season.
PERSEIDS METEOR SHOWER NIGHTS & PERSEIDS NIGHT HIKES
2021 Event Ticket Sale Link To Be Announced: Please check back here / Facebook Page
Single Perseids Event Ticket: $50 /person (all ages) does not include accommodations (2 night minimum stay at EcoPark). Please book your campsite/cabin/tipi online separately before purchasing your Event Tickets, which are non-refundable.
Due to Covid, group sizes are substantially smaller this season. Ticket prices have been adjusted accordingly.
BOOK YOUR CAMPSITE/CABIN/TIPI NOW:
Stay in the Dark Sky Preserve Campground or in the
Forest Campground/Cabins/Tipis (30 min. walk to DSP)
2021 Events Ticket Link To Be Provided Separately Here. Please note that Astronomy Event Tickets are Nonrefundable. If we are not able to open the EcoPark or host Astronomy Events due to a 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.
Check out our events page for more of what is happening at Gordon’s Park.