Shooting stars will be visible over our skies this weekend. If you’re looking for the best place to see the Orionids Meteor Shower in Ontario this weekend, we’ve got the answer for you right here.
In a new ranking by OntarioCasinos, Pukaskwa National Park in Ontario is named one of the best national parks in Canada to see the meteor shower’s peak.
Described as “one of the most beautiful showers of the year”, the Orionids Meteor Shower will peak this Saturday, October 21st.
To get the results, the ranking analyzed sky quality and light pollution, as well as Instagram popularity in every national park across Canada to find out which ones are the best for stargazing.
The parks were then given scores based on various categories, including their Google review score, sky quality meter, brightness, and overall stargazing score.
Ontario’s Pukaswka National Park landed in 7th place out of 10 parks with an overall stargazing score of 8.31 out of 10.
The park shares its spot in the ranking with Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan.
Sitting on the shores of Lake Superior, this stunning biodiverse park is a haven for wildlife. It’s full of remote wilderness and light pollution-free skies, making it an ideal place to spot shooting stars.
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This weekend is the most ideal time to pay this park a visit during nightfall for views of the spectacular Orionids Meteor Shower.
“Orionid meteors are known for their brightness and for their speed,” said NASA.
Around 15 to 20 shooting stars will light the night every hour during its peak this Saturday.
Here is all the best national parks for stargazing in Canada, according to the ranking:
- Banff National Park
- Glacier National Park
- Jasper National Park
- Yoho National Park
- Gros Morne National Park
- Kejimkujik National Park
- Grasslands National Park / Pukaskwa National Park
- Kluane National Park and Reserve
- Waterton Lakes National Park
- Auyuittuq National Park
Now that you know the best place to see the Orionids Meteor Shower in Ontario, it’s almost time to grab your favourite stargazing buddies and hit the road!