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From cotton candy sunsets to the Aurora Borealis and pretty much everything in between, the living skies will take your breath away. There is no better place to take in the view than from the wide open spaces our provincial parks offer, whether it’s from your boat on the water, a sandy beach or your cozy campsite.
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park is home to one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves, spanning the Saskatchewan and Alberta sides of the park. There are so many opportunities to view the night sky and reconnect with nature. View stars, planets and the milky way at one of the park’s many guided Astronomy programs throughout the year.
What could be more stunning than taking in the Cypress Hills uplands forest and the surrounding prairie from one of the highest points in Saskatchewan, Bald Butte? Seeing that view at sunrise or sunset is breathtaking!
Candle Lake Provincial Park offers visitors a chance to sit back and relax on its sand beaches and catch the sunrise or sunset. Head out on the boat on a calm clear night and watch for the amazing Northern lights.
Greenwater Lake Provincial Park is a must-see location if you want breath-taking views of the night sky. Atop the winter ski hill, you will find yourself beneath a vast dark-sky area, perfect for star gazing. There are many constellations and astronomical phenomenon to be observed when visiting Greenwater Lake Provincial Park.
Nothing beats an evening on the water at Jackfish Lake in The Battlefords Provincial Park, taking in the sunset from your canoe, kayak, boat. Or, maybe a peaceful walk along the shoreline as the sun sets in the west. On a clear night enjoy star gazing, take in the glow of the Milky Way or if you are lucky, the Northern Lights will be on display. Sit back, relax and enjoy every moment.
If you’re a bird watcher, sunset viewer or star gazer, Echo Valley Provincial Park is the place for you. With over 225 identified bird species, the sky over Echo Valley is a busy place. From dainty chickadees to earie Turkey Vultures, you’re sure to check a bird of your viewing list. As the day comes to an end, be prepared for the sky to transform into a fiery glow. You will be amazed as hues of red, orange, pink and purple splash above the horizon. Once the sun sets, make your way to the edge of the valley for a starry show. Lay on the grass or sit on a bench and gaze up at the sparkling constellations, flashes of shooting stars and soft glow of the moon.
Be sure to attend one of the park’s guided tours, golden hour hikes or astronomy programs to learn more!