This Park’s Sky Will Leave You Starry Eyed

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Have you ever gotten frustrated because of the lack of stars (and no, not celebrities) in the city? We have the perfect solution for you.

Porteau Cove, a provincial park about halfway in between Vancouver and Squamish, is famous for its magnificent starry skies. A perfect place to go on a date night or even simply escape the city, Porteau Cove also offers a chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights, or in some cases, a meteor shower.

Bring a pair of binoculars to ensure you see every detail in our Observable Universe, which contains over 350 billion galaxies. It’s unfathomable to even begin to imagine what the rest of the vast stretch of space has to offer.

Photo: Vincent Guth

Photo: Jackson Hendry

The park is 56 hectares and was established into a provincial park on July 24th, 1981 — ensuring plenty of viewing space for everyone.

There are 44 vehicle accessible campsites available, as well as 16 walk-in campsites.

If you’re less of a tent person, Sea to Sky cabins are also available year-round. The cabins were built by Pioneer Log Homes, and are known for their use at the 2010 Winter Olympics. They’re cozy log structures that provide a picturesque view and are wholly complete with hand carvings.

Summer activities include canoeing, birdwatching, hiking, windsurfing, and scuba diving.

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Porteau Cove Park

Location: Porteau Cove Provincial Park, Squamish-Lillooet D, BC, Canada

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