Enjoy the celestial landscape in one of Parks Canada's Dark-Sky Preserves, a welcome escape from glaring city lights. Learn about stars, the moon, galaxies and constellations during special programming and events throughout the year. Plan your trip today, and you could find yourself wishing upon a star!

Did you know?

  • Thirteen Parks Canada places have dark sky designations: twelve are Dark-Sky Preserves and one is an International Dark Sky Park
  • Grasslands National Park is the darkest Dark-Sky Preserve in Canada
  • Wood Buffalo National Park, our country's largest national park, is presently the largest Dark-Sky Preserve in the world with an area of 44,807 km2.
  • Parks Canada protects more dark skies than any other agency or jurisdiction in the world.

Dark-Sky Preserve Designation

International Dark Sky Park Designation

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