Come take part in two unique experiences at Elk Island National Park: snowshoeing and stargazing!


January to March – Sunday to Friday

Duration: Each program lasts two hours


  • Daily after 6:30 p.m.
Advance booking required
  • $29.80 per person. Taxes included
  • A national park entry pass is required

Prices are subject to change; please confirm with booking

Details Begin your experience with a short guided hike on snowshoes around the shore of Astotin Lake. Roam atop the snow like a snowshoe hare while stars twinkle overhead. As you march along, the welcoming crackling of a campfire eclipses the soft sounds of nature surrounding you.

Grab some refreshments and gather around the fire. Gaze up and stare into the night sky full of stars. With a park interpreter as your guide, navigate the sky of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve; without the glow of city lights around you’ll see more than you knew existed.

After learning about the constellations above, strap your snowshoes back on for the short hike back to the Astotin Lake Recreation Area. As you walk along, listen for the crunch of snow underfoot, trees blowing in the breeze, or the call of an owl overhead.

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Special Notes:

  1. Advance booking is required
  2. Minimum 10 participants; maximum 25 participants
  3. The tour will include approximate 3 km of walking over two hours with limited rest periods
  4. This experience is outdoors, be prepared for changing weather conditions
  5. A national park entry pass is required
Travel trade
  • Suitable for groups (10 to 25 people)
  • Reservations required
  • Motorcoach parking available
  • Washrooms on site
  • Gift shop