Journey into the Night Sky at Keji's Dark Sky Preserve

From $0.00 to $0.00 + taxMay 19th, 2018 to October 31st, 2018

Location

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

3005 Main Parkway, off Route 8, Maitland Bridge, B0T 1B0, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Package Partners

Contact

T: 902-682-2772

T: 1-888-773-8888

E: kejimkujik.info@pc.gc.ca

Description

Dates for 2018 will be announced in early 2018.

Discover one of North America’s darkest skies at Kejimkujik, a Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Dark Sky Preserve. In the heart of Kejimkujik’s wilderness, the night sky is free from artificial light sources. The natural night time activities of the forest take place uninhibited.

Kejimkujik offers a unique perspective of the night sky by providing visitors with the opportunity to discover both the astronomical science and the Mi’kmaw cultural perspectives of the night sky through the guidance of Parks Canada Interpreters and Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Astronomers.

Kejimkujik’s Dark Sky preserve allows visitors to experience the night sky the same way the Mi’kmaq experienced the skies of Kejimkujik thousands of years ago; in spectacular, natural darkness. Visitors can visit the Sky Circle at any time during the season however interpretation and access to special night sky telescopes takes place each weekend (weather permitting).  In addition, there are Dark Sky Kits available for rent at the Visitor Centre that contain everything you need to enjoy the night sky wherever you want inside the park. In addition, two Dark Sky weekends are scheduled for 2017 - August 11-13 and September 22-24 offering two whole weekend of dark sky activities! Check website for more information.