While The Grasslands has plenty of spectacular activities during the day, it’s the night sky that might be the best spectacle. As one of Canada’s darkest national parks, The Grassland is an ideal spot for stargazing and astrophotography.
There’s something about the wide-open prairies that makes them ideal for stargazing. The vast space makes it seem like the night sky is grander than it is. More importantly though, with no light pollution around, the stars here shine bright and clear.
During the fall and winter months, stars and constellations are often visible to the naked eye, making it the best time for long-exposure photography. Experienced photographers can capture some breathtaking photos of our galaxy.
The Grasslands is one of Canada’s 13 officially recognized Dark-Sky Preserves. These Dark-Sky Preserves are areas in the country without glaring or bright city lights, making them perfect for dark sky photography.
On top of providing a spot for star gazing, the darkness is also a time when the animals on the prairies are most active. So, if you’re looking to do some night photography, be on the lookout for nocturnal animals like owls, coyotes, and badgers.
Whether you are an amateur astronomer or a professional photographer, The Grassland is a must-visit spot for anyone who loves the night sky. With clear skies and no light pollution, you’ll be able to capture some truly stunning photos of the night sky.
So, pack your camera and your star charts, and head to The Grasslands for an unforgettable astrophotography adventure.
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