We live in one the most naturally beautiful countries in the world – so if pitching a tent and roasting marshmallows are two of your favourite pastimes, know that you’re not alone! This sunny season, stock up on beer, toss the gear in the car and hit the hills, valleys, and peaks that we’re so lucky to call our backyard – then… look up!
Not only is it nice to get under a canopy of trees, but there are also some incredible places where you can curl up under a blanket of stars! Not sure where to go where the gazing is good? Hipcamp has just released its list of best destinations to stargaze in Canada in conjunction with a first-of-it’s-kind Dark Skies Map.
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From coast to coast, this map pinpoints some of the very best places to see stars, Northern Lights, planets and meteors in each province and is a fantastic resource for those who get out of town often.
Of course, while we’d definitely recommend using this service to narrow your search down to nearby locations, here were their top picks from across the country!
Located in Cape Breton, Sally’s is a lakefront glampsite unlike any other. With an incredible view of the skyline and little light pollution, visitors are in for fun, sun and some incredible evenings around the campfire.
Where: Nova Scotia
So sleeping on the ground isn’t your thing, but you still want to experience the great outdoors? Fear not. At Hilltop you can enjoy 20 acres of forest, incredible amenities and a star-filled sky.
Described as ‘picturesque,’ Hidden Haven, a tiny hill house hidden from the main road, is located just outside of Swift Current Saskatchewan and is incredibly charming. Check it out – you won’t be disappointed.
Ravines, wildlife and unparalleled views – the Sea Change campsite is one that nature lovers have to visit. Here, not only will you see stars and wildlife, you’ll be able to disconnect, wind down and maybe make a few friends!
Where: British Columbia
An off-grid experience, those who visit Alberta’s Secret Sanctuary are in for a weekend’s worth of boating, lounging, fishing and of course, stargazing.
With 180 acres of land, Earth Light Camping is on top of a canyon with vibrant fields and incredible views. Not to mention how beautiful it gets when the sun goes down.
Where: British Columbia
And there you have it, Hipcamp’s best destinations to stargaze in Canada! With so many incredible things happening beyond Earth’s atmosphere, there’s nothing like finding a spot with little light pollution and a solid view so get out there and enjoy! You’ll be glad you did!