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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February 2020

Full Moon Fondue Nordic Ski

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$49 – $59 23 tickets left

Enjoy this special Dark Sky Event in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Join our guide for a cross-country adventure under the stars. Take the shuttle bus to Strawberry Flats. Cross country ski back down along South Gibson trail to the Lodge by the light of the full moon, followed by a delicious chocolate fondue in the forest. This magical evening is not to be missed! Ticket includes an evening trail pass & shuttle ride. Prices adjusted accordingly if you bring…

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Guided Family Snowshoe Tour

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$20 – $30 25 tickets left

Enjoy a tradition in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Experience snowshoeing after dark with our Starlight Guided Snowshoe Tour. Join our experienced guides for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars. Trek through the pine forest across spring snow crested fields. Return to the Nordic Centre later for a hot drink. Cost: $30 per person, includes snowshoe rentals. $20 per person, if you bring your own snowshoes. Sign up in advance.

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March 2020

Moonlight Nordic Ski Down

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$10 – $15 25 tickets left

Enjoy a tradition in Manning Park's true Alpine wilderness. Experience Nordic skiing in the magic of winter after dark with Manning Park Resort's Moonlight Ski Down. Take the shuttle bus to Strawberry Flats. Cross country ski back down along South Gibson trail to the Lodge by the light of the full moon. Star watch by Lightning Lake. Ticket includes classic cross country ski rentals, an evening trail pass, shuttle ride, and safety patrol. Prices adjusted accordingly if you bring your…

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Lantern Lit Ski

March 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for a magical evening with our Lantern Lit Ski. We’re lighting an easy Nordic trail with lanterns for a night ski from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. The event starts at the Nordic Centre at Manning Park Resort. All levels of cross country skiers can participate in this beautiful event. The Lantern Lit Ski is free with a valid trail pass. Evening trail tickets and rentals (including headlamp rentals) are available at the Nordic Centre, open until 9:30 pm.…

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April 2020

Guided Spring Snowshoe Tour

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$20 – $30 25 tickets left

Enjoy a tradition in Manning Park’s true Alpine wilderness. Experience spring snowshoeing after dark with our Starlight Guided Snowshoe Tour. Join our experienced guides for a 2-hour snowshoe adventure under the stars. Trek through the pine forest across spring snow crested fields. Return to the Nordic Centre later for a hot drink.

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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:  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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