stargazing at manning park resort

Turn Your Telescope to the Skies

Turn your telescopes to the skies in a pristine alpine environment at Manning Park!

The Dark Sky in Manning Park offers some of the best stargazing around. With multiple viewing locations and very limited light pollution, the views are incredible. Check back here frequently to see what events we are adding to our Dark Sky offerings or sign up to our mailing list to hear about it direct to your inbox.

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Upcoming Dark Sky Events

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December 2020

New Years Eve Snowshoe Tour

December 31, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nordic Centre Canada
$20 – $30

Enjoy this special Dark Sky Event in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Join our experienced guide for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars. You will trek placidly among the snow-covered trees in beautiful E.C. Manning Park. This magical evening is not to be missed! The minimum age for this evening excursion is 10 years. Under 18 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult. This tour departs from the Nordic Centre, so please arrive at least 30 minutes prior…

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January 2021

Guided Snowshoe Fondue Tour

January 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nordic Centre Canada
Free

Enjoy this special Dark Sky Tour in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Join our experienced guide for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars. You will trek placidly among the snow-covered trees in beautiful E.C. Manning Park, followed by a delicious chocolate fondue in the forest. This magical evening is not to be missed! Important Details: The minimum age for this evening excursion is 10 years. Under 18 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive at the…

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Guided Snowshoe Fondue Tour

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nordic Centre Canada
$39 – $59

Enjoy this special Dark Sky Tour in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Join our experienced guide for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars. You will trek placidly among the snow-covered trees in beautiful E.C. Manning Park, followed by a delicious chocolate fondue in the forest. This magical evening is not to be missed! Important Details: The minimum age for this evening excursion is 10 years. Under 18 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive at the…

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Guided Snowshoe Fondue Tour

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nordic Centre Canada
$39 – $59

Enjoy this special Dark Sky Tour in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Join our experienced guide for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars. You will trek placidly among the snow-covered trees in beautiful E.C. Manning Park, followed by a delicious chocolate fondue in the forest. This magical evening is not to be missed! Important Details: The minimum age for this evening excursion is 10 years. Under 18 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive at the…

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Guided Snowshoe Fondue Tour

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nordic Centre Canada
$39 – $59

Enjoy this special Dark Sky Tour in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Join our experienced guide for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars. You will trek placidly among the snow-covered trees in beautiful E.C. Manning Park, followed by a delicious chocolate fondue in the forest. This magical evening is not to be missed! Important Details: The minimum age for this evening excursion is 10 years. Under 18 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive at the…

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February 2021

Guided Snowshoe Fondue Tour

February 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nordic Centre Canada
$39 – $49

Enjoy this special Dark Sky Tour in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Join our experienced guide for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars. You will trek placidly among the snow-covered trees in beautiful E.C. Manning Park, followed by a delicious chocolate fondue in the forest. This magical evening is not to be missed! Important Details: The minimum age for this evening excursion is 10 years. Under 18 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive at the…

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Guided Snowshoe Fondue Tour

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nordic Centre Canada
$49 – $59

Enjoy this special Dark Sky Tour in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Join our experienced guide for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars. You will trek placidly among the snow-covered trees in beautiful E.C. Manning Park, followed by a delicious chocolate fondue in the forest. This magical evening is not to be missed! Important Details: The minimum age for this evening excursion is 10 years. Under 18 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive at the…

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Guided Valentine’s Snowshoe Fondue Tour

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nordic Centre Canada
Free

Enjoy this special Dark Sky Tour in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Join our experienced guide for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars. You will trek placidly among the snow-covered trees in beautiful E.C. Manning Park, followed by a delicious chocolate fondue in the forest. This magical evening is not to be missed! Important Details: The minimum age for this evening excursion is 10 years. Under 18 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive at the…

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Guided Valentine’s Snowshoe Fondue Tour

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nordic Centre Canada
Free

Enjoy this special Dark Sky Tour in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Join our experienced guide for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars. You will trek placidly among the snow-covered trees in beautiful E.C. Manning Park, followed by a delicious chocolate fondue in the forest. This magical evening is not to be missed! Important Details: The minimum age for this evening excursion is 10 years. Under 18 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult. Please arrive at the…

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March 2021

Guided Moonlight Nordic Ski and Fondue

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Nordic Centre Canada
$59

Experience Nordic skiing in the magic of winter after dark under the #ManningParkDarkSky, followed by a chocolate fondue in the Strawberry Flats warming hut. This magical evening is not to be missed! Important Details: Please arrive at the Nordic Centre at least 30 minutes prior to the tour to sign your waiver and get fit into your rentals. This tour departs from the Strawberry Flats, and you are required to drive yourself to the location of the tour. *Please bring…

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Telescope Rentals

We are excited to announce that we now have beginner Celestron FirstScope Telescope rentals available!

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Recommended Stargazing Locations

Located in the middle of our cabin loop to the west of the resort. This is a very accessible location, although there will be more light in this area as it is around the Resort. Year-Round

There’s lots more for you to discover! Where’s your favourite spot?

Manning Park Resort Clear Sky Chart

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Dark Sky FAQ

Learn what to expect and how to prepare for Manning Park Dark Sky viewing.

Accommodation Options:

Manning Park Resort : Book your accommodation now! Book online or call us at 604-668-5922.

Camping:  We have four provincial campgrounds within Manning Park, please see which campgrounds are available during your stay by clicking here

Sunshine Valley RV Resort & Cabins  offers full hook-up RV sites, and 10 full-service cabins available for rental just 30 minutes west of Manning Park. 

Accommodation Options:

Manning Park Resort : Book your accommodation now! Book online or call us at 604-668-5922.

Camping:  Camping is available in the following locations:

-Lone Duck 1: $13/night First Come, First Serve (FCFS) camping

-Headwaters Horse Corral: $25/night for FCFS with access to the Loon Lagoon

-Lightning Lake Day Use area: $13/night for self-contained units for FCFS Camping (no campfires permitted)

-Full hookup RV sites at Sunshine Valley RV Resort, reservations available. Please see website for prices.

Sunshine Valley RV Resort & Cabins  offers full hook-up RV sites, and 10 full-service cabins available for rental just 30 minutes west of Manning Park. These one or two-bedroom mountain-style cabins are fully contained and furnished, with power, wood stove, plumbing, and full kitchen. The Resort features indoor and outdoor heated pools and hot tubs, an onsite General Store, liquor sales, fire pits, a fitness centre, and a recreation hall.

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Do you have a question about dark sky viewing in Manning Park, or our astronomy weekend? Ask us and we will add your question to our FAQ.

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