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Quetico Provincial Park (Canada)

Quetico Dark Sky

Camping through Valentines day during a deep cold as low as -38c in Quetico Provincial Park. February 19, 2020. David Jackson for The Globe and Mail

Quetico Provincial Park

Designated

2021

Category

International Dark Sky Park

Address

ON-11 
Atikokan, ON P0T 1C0
Canada

Contact

Trevor Gibb, Park Superintendent 
Website
Tel.: 1-807-597-5018

Land Area

4760 km2

Documents

Application
Press Release
Annual Reports

About

Quetico Provincial Park straddles the Ontario-Minnesota border. The landscape is rugged Canadian Shield speckled with over 2900 lakes, which make up 21% of the park’s surface area. The park occupies a zone of transition between the boreal forest to the north, the mixed forest to the south, and great plains to the west and southwest. In future years, when there are not COVID 19 based restrictions on group gatherings discovery program at Quetico will deliver at least 4 interpretive night sky programs per year including but not limited to Perseid viewing event with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada Thunder Bay Centre, drop-in night sky viewing, and the park will work with Lac La Croix First Nation to develop at least 1 cultural night sky program that interprets Anishinaabe culture and the night sky.

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