Join fellow night sky enthusiasts at Astotin Lake after dark! Elk Island National Park is a member of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve and is a perfect place to experience the stars and planets above. Because the earth is constantly rotating, the night sky changes throughout the year.

Gateway to the Stars

Dates: Fridays and Saturdays – September 17, 18, 24, 25 || October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
Time: 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cost: $11.70 per person, plus valid park pass
Register: 780-992-2965 or email

Registration is required. Registrations are managed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please contact us on one of those days, send an email, or leave a message and we will get back to you on the next booking day.

Experience the wonder of Elk Island’s night sky. In the heart of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve, escape the city to gaze upon the countless stars in our galaxy and learn to navigate from one constellation to the next. Campfire and a friendly park interpreter are included.

Snowshoe and Stargaze

Check back in the Fall 2021 for more information!