Begin your experience with a short guided hike on snowshoes around the shore of Astotin Lake. Roam atop the snow like a snowshoe hare while stars twinkle overhead. As you march along, the welcoming crackling of a campfire eclipses the soft sounds of nature surrounding you.
Grab some refreshments and gather around the fire. Gaze up and stare into the night sky full of stars. With a park interpreter as your guide, navigate the sky of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve; without the glow of city lights around you’ll see more than you knew existed.
After learning about the constellations above, strap your snowshoes back on for the short hike back to the Astotin Lake Recreation Area. As you walk along, listen for the crunch of snow underfoot, trees blowing in the breeze, or the call of an owl overhead.
Who is it for?
Tickets: $29.80 per person with a valid park pass
Register in advance and meet at the Astotin Lake Golf Course Parking Lot.
What to bring:
Headlamp or flashlight with a red light or red filter
Appropriate winter clothing; be prepared for two hours outside in cool evening conditions.
How to get tickets?
Phone: 780-922-5790 beginning November 15
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
Every Saturdays December 21 2019 to February 15, 2020 | From 7pm to 9pm.
Saturdays December 21, 28, January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15
Venue: Astotin Lake, Elk Island National Park, Alberta
Public transport not accessible
Contact 780-922-5790 for more details and to book a spot.