Sat, Aug 20|
Daytime Ecology Hike
This is an introduction to the land from a friendly and casual perspective. One of our Ecology Guides will lead you on a walk introducing you to the land around the park, some history of the land from a cultural and ecological perspective.
Time & Location
Aug 20, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
18777 ON-6, 18777 ON-6, Manitowaning, ON P0P 1N0, Canada
About the Event
We will point out some of the flora and fauna of the park or from a friendly perspective and pointing out some of the hazards, plants, animals (and unfortunately for some, insects too).
It is an invitation to connect to the natural world by learning about the beings we share space with, the life we are dependent on and the land that can help us to reconnect with ourselves and one another. And we hope will help you to care about tending the land and the beings in a good way for future generations.
This is a family friendly event. We will teach you about directions, expanding your awareness and turning up the volume on your senses. We will teach some different perspectives like how to see the forest from Owl eyes, hear the forest from Deer ears and fox walk.
90 minute Guided Tour
Child 12 and under
Free ticket for children under 12 years of age.
Orientation to the DarkSky Preserve, Campground & Observation Field
The DarkSky Preserve has a no white light policy after sunset: no campfires; please have red filters for your flashlights, headlamps, and camping lamps; plan to arrive by sunset to drive a car in. The gate will be closed to cars after sunset.
The DarkSky Preserve or DSP includes an observation field plus campsites, the Stargazing Cabin, and Milky Way Bunkie for overnight guests. As a courtesy please keep voices low and cell phones on silent after sunset
No white light is allowed in the DSP including no campfires, cell phone screens, or vehicle headlights.
While we encourage event participants to walk without artificial light as much as possible, as a safety measure please be sure to bring your own flashlights and/or headlamps with AMBER or RED filters sufficient to colour and significantly dim the light shining through (you can attach cloth or cellophane paper with tape).
Astronomy guides will be at the front and back of the group with amber or red light sources.
On standard settings, cell phones should not be used as flashlights, or for taking pictures due to the white light of their screens and flashes. Alternatively, you can download an AMBER OR RED LIGHT app for your smartphone.
No laser pointers of any kind or strength (other than in use by our astronomy staff).
The DSP gate is closed to vehicles after sunset.
During all astronomy events, for safety all guests should stay with their guide and the group at all times. If you need to leave the event early for any reason, please be sure to notify one of the astronomy guides before you go.
All Event tickets are non-refundable. However, should DarkSky Preserve need to cancel an event, you will receive the option of either an opportunity to come to one of our future events, or a credit voucher in the amount of your purchase to be used at the Park during the same season, both pending availability.
All event tickets are non-refundable.
Events are held in all sky and weather conditions except those the Eco Park determines to be hazardous (eg. lightning, high winds).
Event tickets can be transferred to another date this season (pending availability) only if the Eco Park cancels the event. We will notify you by email in the event of a cancellation in advance.
To request change of date or for cancelations, visit: