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Dark Sky Guides

Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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About Dark Sky Guides
Dark Sky Guides offers guided interpretive nighttime tours and stargazing opportunities in Waterton Lakes National Park, by providing tour participants with the chance to stargaze using quality telescopes, binoculars, and other stargazing equipment. The Dark Sky Guides are storytellers that deliver personable, memorable, interpretive tours that focus on showcasing the night sky, the moon and neighboring planets, deep sky objects like distant nebulae and star clusters, the Milky Way Galaxy, constellations, and even Aurora Borealis and nocturnal creatures. Ultimately, we encourage people to foster their own personal connection with both the night sky and Waterton Lakes National Park. Join us and Discovery your Universe!
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Daviduk wrote a review Sep 10
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We went out with Keith and he did a great job. It was a very fun and knowlegable tour overall and he answered any questions and made it all very personable. Never seen anything like the night sky in Waterton.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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sueb1984 wrote a review Sep 4
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I booked this tour completely unaware of what to expect. This was our first visit to Waterton National Park, and I hoped that if the weather was clear we would have a good opportunity to see stars, constellations and perhaps a galaxy. Keith collected us from our hotel, advised us that we were the only 2 on the tour and proceeded to take us out to the viewing site. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that the area has applied for dark sky preserve status, and are awaiting certification. Hysterically, the moon was full and impeded our ability to see a galaxy and some constellations. Keith was very personable and passionate, both about the dark sky project and the park itself. During his talk we were serenaded by a pack of coyotes (out of sight, but very loud). I strongly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Laura wrote a review Sep 3
Edmonton, Canada1 contribution
Excellent night out! I did a night sky tour in the town site with Keith. It was fantastic and ended up being one of my favourite activities in Waterton. I learned a lot and it gave me an extra appreciation for the beauty and mystery that surrounds us. I highly recommend this and I will definitely do more of these! Very professional company with friendly staff.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from The-Dark-Sky-Guides, Owner at Dark Sky Guides
Responded 3 weeks ago
We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a great review! Our Starry Skies Townsite Stroll Tour is a great introduction to Waterton's night sky and offers a fun first opportunity to uncover the wonder of the cosmos. Our professionally-certified guides are all local to Waterton Park and we are glad to hear you found the experience friendly and professional. Until the next time we meet... Keep Your Eyes on the Skies!
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Branden D wrote a review Aug 2020
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Keith was very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. This was something I had never thought of doing before, but am very glad I did! I highly recommend checking out this tour when you spend a night in Waterton.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from The-Dark-Sky-Guides, Owner at Dark Sky Guides
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are so happy to hear that you found our Travel Alberta ALTO-Award-Winning Dark Sky Adventure Tour to be such a great experience! We certainly feel that this tour is not only the newest activity in WLNP, but it is also one of the most unique experiences available in Waterton Park. Keith is just one of our Professionally-Certified Interpretive Tour Guides and his credentials and experience always ensure an enjoyable tour! Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review!
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Julius Caesar wrote a review Aug 2020
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Finally, some activity to do after dark. We learned a lot and from there we are much more eager to study and experience what it is above us at night. The sky is so beautiful. There is so much more to see.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from The-Dark-Sky-Guides, Owner at Dark Sky Guides
Responded 4 weeks ago
This great review sums up exactly what we are trying to accomplish with the Dark Sky Guides! It was wonderful to have you, juliuscaesartravels, on the tour the other night and we hope you continue to Discover Your Universe! Thanks again and remember to always Keep Your Eyes on the Skies!
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