Spring Celestial Calendar


The Haliburton Highlands’ natural darkness fosters an ideal setting for both seasoned astronomers and casual sky gazers. Amidst this tranquil landscape, the stars come alive, offering a profound connection to the vastness of the universe.

Whether seeking cosmic revelations or simply marveling at the celestial panorama, this dark sky area promises an unforgettable journey through the wonders of the night sky.

Did you know that New Moons provide the best time to view the stars and celestial objects?

Important Celestial Dates


Apr 8: Super New Moon

Illustration of the eight phases of the Moon with an arrow showing the order they appear in, seen from Earth.

This is the third Super New Moon in a row, and the final one for 2024. (There will be Super Full Moons in September and October.)


Jun 6: New Moon

Illustration of the Moon's position in space in relation to Earth and the Sun at New Moon.

Make the most of a moonlight-free night to look for some stars and planets in the skies.



Haliburton Forest’s Astronomy Program

Nestled within the Haliburton Highlands, the Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve stands as a beacon for stargazing aficionados. Here, far from the city lights, the pristine darkness creates an expansive canvas for celestial wonders.

Book spots for their Astronomy Program that runs July and August, or stay overnight on your own and be amazed of the unobstructed view of the night sky.

Milky way stars in the night sky in Haliburton Forest

Viewing Conditions

If you wish to see what the viewing conditions will be for your visit, please click here.