One of the pleasures of summer is to lie back and gaze up at the stars overhead on a warm, dark night. If you want to get the full stargazing experience, you have to get away from the lights of the big cities. Fortunately, Ontario has a number of fantastic spots for observing the cosmos. This province is home to six of Canada’s 19 designated dark sky preserves (there are only 36 in the world)!
Dark sky preserves are officially recognized areas that have limited artificial light pollution and are used to promote astronomy. They offer some of the best views of the galaxy that you are likely to see anywhere. Here’s where to find them.