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Upcoming Dark Sky Events
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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…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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.…Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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Dark Sky FAQ
Learn what to expect and how to prepare for Manning Park Dark Sky viewing.
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.
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.