Stargazing, Grasslands National Park (Sask.)
Designated Canada’s “darkest” dark-sky preserve because of its almost total absence of light pollution, Grasslands’ 729 sq. km provide some of the best views of the night sky in the country. Although it is a bit of a drive to get there (3.5 hours from Moose Jaw, four from Regina), the reward is well worth the trip and the overnight stay. Depending on when you visit, you may spot Perseid meteor showers, the spectacular arc of our own Milky Way, or, if you are especially lucky, the dancing streamers of the Aurora Borealis.