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.

Upcoming Dark Sky Events

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July 2020

Things that Go Bump in the Night… Naturalist Program

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating indefinitely

Join Prospector Paul for some thrilling campfire tales about creatures that come out after dark. This #ManningParkDarkSky event will feature some interesting facts about the way that the dark sky affects animals in the park! This amphitheatre program will take place at Lightning Lake Campground. Evening programs are first come, first serve. Maximum numbers apply.

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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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