Alberta’s Dark Skies

“In my mind’s eye, I can see the hungry people and hear the howl of the winter wind. Suddenly, a pack of wolves appears. I watch as they teach the tribe how to work together, how to hunt and what to eat. Come spring, the tribe will be strong and the wolves will be gone, but I will still see them working together – high overhead in the night sky, along the Wolf Trail.

At summer’s end, we’ll meet up with the Edmonton Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) in the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve to peer through telescopes at galaxies millions of light years away”

Excerpts from Travel Alberta’s online spot publicizing dark skies, Edmonton RASC (& Calgary RASC), our province’s four DSPs, and numerous observatories. Read the full article at: THINGS TO DO: Northern Lights & Dark Sky.


Luca Vanzella