Space Science on a Mountaintop : the International Geophysical Year in 1957-1958 saw the creation of the Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station, one of nine in Canada. At 2283 m, this station was the highest and most important Canadian station, operating until 1978. It was designated a national historic site in 1982. Cosmic ray research offered the opportunity to learn about supernovae, the origin of stars, the relationship between energy and matter, and the nature of our own solar system.

Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station