Where can I stargaze in Porteau Cove?

Where can I stargaze in Porteau Cove?

Where can I stargaze in Porteau Cove?

1) Porteau Cove Provincial Park Void of city lights Porteau Cove provides ample opportunity for stargazing. The viewing deck extends overtop the inky waters of Howe Sound and is a local hot spot for lunar events, starry nights or meteorological marvels.

What time of night is best for stargazing?

The best time to go stargazing is the days before, during and soon after each new Moon, when there is no Moon in the sky. During these times there is no bright Moon to wash out the light from fainter stars.

Where can I stargaze in Vancouver?


  • Jericho Beach/Spanish Banks. Bring a blanket and kick back on this long stretch of beach between UBC and Point Grey.
  • David Lam Park.
  • HR MacMillan Space Centre Observatory.
  • McDonald Dark Sky Park.
  • Mount Seymour.
  • WhyteCliff.
  • Porteau Cove.
  • Boundary Bay.

Where can I see the moon in Vancouver?

Some of the places where members of the RASC Vancouver Centre go to look at the sky:

  • Aldergrove Regional Park.
  • Boundary Bay.
  • Campbell Valley Regional Park.
  • Cypress Mountain.
  • David Lam Park.
  • Hope Slide.
  • Spanish Banks.
  • Trottier Observatory at SFU.

Where are the stars in Whistler?

Near the resort town of Whistler, Garibaldi Provincial Park is wonderful for hiking and camping in the mountains. Its high altitude and low light pollution make it an excellent stargazing spot for adventurers, nature lovers and amateur astronomers alike.

Where can I see the Milky Way in BC?

  • At Cattle Point DARK SKY Urban Star Park you can see the Milky Way on a clear night.
  • location_onCattle Point Dark Sky Urban Star Park, Victoria, BC.
  • @mikejmunroe.

Where can I stargaze?

Here are all the best places to get your stargaze on in NSW.

  • Warrumbungle National Park. Coonabarabran.
  • Mount Kuring-Gai. Hornsby.
  • Mudgee Observatory. Mudgee.
  • Terrey Hills. Northern Beaches.
  • Bouddi National Park. Central Coast.
  • Mangrove Mountain. Central Coast.
  • Outback Astronomy. Broken Hill.

Is Burnaby mountain good for stargazing?

Burnaby mountain is a nice little spot if you don’t want to go too far out of the city. It’s on a mountain, so you’re elevated and closer to the stars ~ how cute.

What time will Mars rise tonight?

The Planets
Rise Set
Mars 07:30 19:52
Jupiter 18:28 05:03
Saturn 17:35 03:38

How many nights can you stay in Porteau Cove?

Due to popularity and size of the campground, BC Parks has implemented a maximum stay policy of 7 nights in the peak season in this park (June 15 to Labour Day, inclusive). Reservations are made through BC Parks’ Discover Camping Reservation System.

How tall is the lookout at Porteau Cove?

There is an easy walking trail to a lookout that overlooks Porteau Cove and Howe Sound. There is a slight elevation gain with a series of rock and wooden steps. The walk to the lookout is approximately 300 metres. For your own safety and the preservation of the park, obey posted signs and keep to designated trails.

Is there a train track in Porteau Cove?

The BC Rail train track skirts the boundary of the park. Entering the park requires crossing the train track. This is a controlled train crossing, use caution and obey all signs. There are 2 low tide markers near the floating dock which are not mooring buoys and mark very shallow water. Anchoring is prohibited within the park boundary.

Is there a campfire ban in Porteau Cove?

During a campfire ban, smoking is restricted in all public areas of a park or protected area. Please read this Information Bulletin. Situated on the most southerly fjord in North America, Porteau Cove Provincial Park features waterfront campsites with a view over Howe Sound to the mountains beyond.