Grasslands Dark Sky Preserve

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Who turned the lights out?

To fully appreciate the understated beauty and openness of the prairies, visit Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan’s southwest, where the calm will envelop you, and the wide open skies will awaken you to a world of possibilities. Grasslands preserves a 906 sq km tract of mixed grass prairie, that harkens back to the province’s pre-settlement days. It’s here that you can experience the true splendor of the night sky as nature intended. Grasslands National Park recently joined Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park in becoming a designated Dark Sky Preserve (DSP). DSPs are sanctuaries from the pollution of artificial lighting, providing a better environment for nocturnal animals and stargazers alike. The Grasslands DSP is one of 11 in Canada and currently the largest in the world, encompassing 527 sq km.

"Grasslands National Park Canada’s Newest Dark Sky Preserve" - November 2009 SaskSecrets

Grasslands National Park website