In 2018, Killarney Provincial Park became Ontario’s first provincial park designated as a Dark Sky Reserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.
We are committed to the protection and preservation of the biodiversity of our province. The night skies in their natural splendor are an important part of that protection.
Celebrate Killarney’s historic designation with us at “Stars over Killarney!”
Killarney Provincial Park is pleased to present the second annual Stars over Killarney from September 27 to 28, 2019.
Don’t miss this fun interactive gathering at Ontario Park’s first Dark Sky Reserve. We will explore the night sky while learning about indigenous constellations and sky lore. Come enjoy stunning views of the planets and stars with the research observatory at Killarney Park Observatory.
Can’t make it to our big celebration event?
Come and visit the first Ontario Parks Dark Sky Reserve on your own.
Stargaze on the beach on a clear night or participate in one of our programs led by resident astronomers.
These programs are offered most Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer.
Resident astronomers lead presentations on topics of interest, as well as daytime solar observations and nighttime planetary and stellar observations at the observatories.
Do the heavens really need our protection?
In short: yes.
Photo: Paula Trus
Learn more about why it’s so important to protect our dark sky sanctuaries here.