Ready for another celestial event this April? The Lyrids Meteor shower will be visible across Canada next week and if you’re up for the adventure, you’ll want to step out of the city and find clear skies to enjoy the event. But where should you go? Don’t worry, we got you covered. Here’s a list of must-visit places to watch the Lyrids Meteor shower in Ontario.

This fantastic event has been observed for 2,700 years and is usually a spring favourite. It’s best viewed in the Northern Hemisphere as the sun sets, according to NASA.

Grab a chair, maybe a sleeping bag – something comfortable so you can kick back and watch the dazzling show. It will run from April 15th to April 29th, 2024 with the peak on the 22nd.

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Quetico Provincial Park

Now here’s a gem! Quetico was “recognized as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association for its exceptional pollution-free night skies,” per Destination Ontario.

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Bruce Peninsula National was first recognized in 2009 as a preserve for its captivating night skies – and with reason. Did you know that it’s home to one of the 701 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in the world and one of 18 Biosphere reserves in Canada?

Torrance Barrens Conservation Reserve

According to Destination Ontario, this over 4,000-acre fully “preserved conservation reserve on crown land ensures this precious spot is well protected from urban light.” Making it the perfect spot to catch meteor showers.

Fathom Five National Marine Park

Known for its sunken ships, Fathom Five National Marine Park is also the best spot to catch a starry night sky – with a side of meteor showers, of course.

Point Pelee National Park

Here is another Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s designated Dark-Sky site. It was first recognized in 2006 and since then has become a top spot to stargaze.

Manitoulin Eco Park

This communal and open wide space offers 360-degree sky viewing, which is hands down the best for looking up at the stars, catching some celestial action. Manitoulin Eco Park was Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s first designated commercial Dark Sky Preserve.

Killarney Provincial Park

Considered one of Ontario’s most prized provincial parks, Killarney is a great spot to embrace the starry night sky and bask in its beauty. “Killarney was the first Ontario park to be awarded the preserve designation and one of only two parks with an observatory,” shares Destination Ontario.

We hope you get the best views!