Dark Skies

Join dark sky enthusiasts, local astronomers and Meewasin guides as we visit different sites around the Valley including Beaver Creek Conservation Area, the Northeast Swale and Cranberry Flats for special Dark Skies events! Learn about our night sky, nocturnal wildlife, and how light pollution affects the natural world around us.


PLEASE NOTE: These events are held throughout the year and are weather dependent – dark skies can be pretty boring on cloudy nights! In the event the skies are not suitable for viewing, a full refund will be issued automatically.

Meewasin Dark Skies: Solar Eclipse, Part I


Date: Sat, October 14, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:50 AM CST
Location:  Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan (948 Spadina Crescent E)


October 14th marks the first of 2 partial solar eclipses visible in Saskatoon in a six month period. Saskatoon will experience nearly 50% coverage of the sun. The only way to view this safely is with proper protective equipment. A safe viewing party will be held at the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival site on Saturday October 14 from 9:20 AM - 11: 50 AM. Telescopes for closeup viewing will be on-site as well as solar eclipse glasses for safe, personal viewing. The NASA livestream of the full "Ring of Fire" eclipse will also be shown as the eclipse progresses across the USA.
A thank you to Meewasin, London Drugs, and Tim Yaworski, Saskatoon's Living Sky Guy for helping us put on this special dark skies event!
Adult Ticket (18 years and older)
Child Ticket (18 years and under)
Student Ticket (valid student id required)

Meewasin Dark Skies: Halloween Full Moon at Beaver Creek


Date: Sat, October 28, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST
Location:  Beaver Creek Conservation Area


Ever been up to Beaver Creek after dark? Join us, and discover Saskatchewan's living sky at night, with our cameras and telescopes pointed to the stars above, we'll uncover the secrets lying within this unique oasis at night. Registration isn't ready just yet, but from experience we know this event sells out fast. You can click here to join the interest list