Come Over to the Dark Skies
Saskatchewan is home to two Royal Astronomical Society of Canada-designated Dark Sky Preserves (DSP). One is located in Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park; the other in Grasslands National Park.
A Dark Sky Preserve is an area that is kept free of artificial light pollution. These areas are important sources of refuge for nocturnal animals endangered by the loss of their natural habitat. As the name implies, Dark Sky Preserves showcase the wonders of the night sky. They are popular places for astronomers, amateur star gazers and anyone with an interest in the mysteries of the cosmos.Explore Saskatchewan’s darkest (yet most brilliant) night skies at these two locations:
Did you know?
Each year Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park holds a Summer Star Party? Hosted by the Saskatoon and Regina Centres of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, this event attracts over 300 people who enjoy all-night observing sessions under some of the clearest and darkest skies in Canada. The event takes place on August every year. More information on the event can be found here.