When staring up at the night sky, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by how vast the universe is. Cities with stunning natural areas (like Whistler!) are some of the best places to stargaze because they offer viewing with less light pollution. Here, you'll see the full majesty of the night sky! The stars are truly beautiful. Next time you're in Whistler, you should definitely try stargazing. Here are some of the best places to go if you're looking for stellar local views!
Alta Lake: Alta Lake is Whistler's biggest lake. This serene lake is far enough from the city that the light pollution doesn't pose problems with viewing, so nighttime visitors get to see an unbelievable range of stars. For the best views, head to Rainbow Park!
Garibaldi Provincial Park: This park's high altitude and low light pollution makes it a great place to see stars! Grab your flashlight and take a hike out to a lookout for amazing astral views.
Tantalus Lookout: 30 minutes from Whistler, you'll find Tantalus Lookout- a scenic spot to sit and lookout over the Tantalus Mountain Range and the bountiful stars that line the dark sky above it.
Callaghan Provincial Park: This park boasts amazing views no matter the season or time of day. You can hike into the wilderness for isolated viewing or stargaze right from the parking lot!
Stargazing is a great way to create lasting memories without spending money. You'll love it! Where do you like to stargaze when you're in town? Let us know in the comments! are some of the best places to go if you're looking for stellar local views!