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Aurora Borealis Weekend - Dark Sky Preserve    Fri Sep 22 to Mon Sep 25, 2017, Manitoulin Island, ON

The Aurora Borealis is one of those magical items on everyoneís bucket list. Here at Gordonís Park we are fortunate to be far enough north and far enough from a major city to be able to view the Aurora Borealis from our Dark Sky Preserve throughout the year, with the best viewing times being in the spring and fall.

We have been watching the northern lights for 20 years and love having the opportunity to share them with our guests. This year we have two Aurora Borealis themed weekends planned. Come and enjoy your stay with us, and our staff will be on round-the-clock aurora watch to ensure you donít miss a second of the action.

Longer nights make September a beautiful time of the year to watch for the Northern Lights.
Join us for an incredible astronomy experience, camping & observing the beautiful night skies of Manitoulin on site in the RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve at Gordonís Park. The Dark Sky Preserve offers exceptionally dark skies, no light pollution, 360 degree observing, 21.45 SQM and an 8Ē Dobsonian Telescope.

Camping In The Dark Sky Preserve

Camping is rustic but comfortable & takes place in the fields & meadows in the dark sky preserve. Some picnic tables & cook stands, hauled water, clean privies, eco showers & flush toilets at main building, private gravel road access. No campfires or white light allowed. Flashlights must be filtered red. Our Stargazing Cabin & Milky Way Bunkie are located in the Dark Sky Preserve & are available to rent.

Optional Accommodations:
Bed & Breakfast
Tipi Tenting
Camping Cabins

What To Bring:

Please bring tent & camping gear, folding table,
lawn chairs, water container, red filtered flashlight, telescope, binoculars, swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, bug repellent, heavy coat, rain gear, warm clothes, proper footwear, plate, cutlery & a food dish for the Pot Luck.


Registration Fee is $45.00 & tax per person
per day, $95.00 & tax per family per day
(2 adults, children under 16) and includes
Camping in the Dark Sky Preserve, Welcome Reception, Campfires, Wine & Cheese, Public Astronomy, Laser Sky Tours, Horseshoes, Badminton, Bocce, Mini Putt, Hiking Trails, Nature Interpretive Center & Pot Luck Supper.

Advanced Registration by Aug. 10th is appreciated.


For more information:

Contact Name: Rita Gordon
Phone: 7058592470
E-mail: rita (at)

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