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Dark Sky Nights

Milkyway at Point Pelee
© Parks Canada / Photo Credit: Cale Best

Experience the wonders of the night sky

Dark Sky Night
April 11
Park open to midnight.

Croak! Peep! A warm April evening is a great time to listen for frogs – don’t worry if it’s cloudy, they don’t mind it a little wet.

Dark Sky Night
May 16
Park open to midnight.

8 p.m. – Visitor Centre Parking lot: Join a park interpreter to learn about the fascinate American Woodcock and watch their amazing courtship flight.

9 p.m. – Visitor Centre parking lot: Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society for a star gazing and see the stars birds use to navigate on migration.

Dark Sky Night
June 6
Park open to midnight.

Enjoy warm breezes and starry skies as you wander the park after dark. Listen for frogs and toads at the marsh and other voices in the nocturnal chorus.

Dark Sky Weekend
July 18 - 19
Park open to midnight July 18.

Explore the universe from Point Pelee! Look at the surface of the sun, visit the portable planetarium, watch a special theatre and enjoy an evening of star gazing with astronomers.

Dark Sky Night
August 11
Park open to 2 a.m.

We’re staying open to watch the peak of one of the most exciting meteor showers of the entire year. Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society to watch the exciting show.

Do you need more information?

These dates offer the darkest skies for optimum viewing due to their proximity to the new moon. Designated as a Dark Sky Preserve by the Windsor Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the Park will be open until midnight. For the best star gazing encounters, we recommend you come equipped with binoculars or a telescope.

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