The Perseids are a meteor shower resulting in a meteor shower held in mid-August. With the children, go outside in one of these 10 places, raise your head to the sky and enjoy this extraordinary spectacle!
Jacques-Cartier National Park, Quebec region
Jacques-Cartier National Park awaits you for a captivating evening of astronomy at the amphitheater. Far from the light pollution, you will have the chance to admire the millions of stars that appear in the dark sky.
Mont-Mégantic National Park, Eastern Townships
The Perseids evenings at the ASTROLab of Parc national du Mont-Mégantic are nights of observation of the famous meteor shower with special presentations and background music. On the program: multimedia presentation on the Perseids, outdoor observation with the naked eye and telescopes and night hike weather permitting.
Aiguebelle National Park, Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Each year, the Association of Amateur Astronomers of Abitibi-Témiscamingue joinsthe animation team of this national park for an evening of observation of the starry sky. The Association's telescopes will be available to visitors and everyone will be able to enjoy an animation on the Perseids. A free family activity on the sandy shore of Lac Matissard!
Outfitter Saint-Zénon, Lanaudière
Located in the outfitter of the same name, the Saint-Zénon Observatory is at the top of a mountain near Lac Carotte. On this enchanting site, the astronomy club Les vagabonds du ciel will make you discover the sky through telescopes and sophisticated devices that allow you to observe and photograph the stars.
Oka National Park, Laurentians
Come for a walk on the beach and admire the memorable sight of shooting stars! Exceptionally for this evening, the beach will be open free of charge until 11 p.m.
Mount Cosmos Observatory, Chaudière-Appalaches
Located in Saint-Elzéar-de-Beauce, this astronomical observatory is a perfect site for observing the stars. Far from any light pollution and offering an unobstructed view of the St. Lawrence Valley, it is a privileged meeting place for amateur astronomers.
Mont-Tremblant National Park, Laurentians
In August, it will be possible to spend the evening at the top of Mont Tremblant and admire the Perseid phenomenon. These evenings are the perfect opportunity to dream whileenjoying looking at the stars. To discover on foot or by chairlift!
Papineau-Labelle, Outaouais and Laurentians Wildlife Reserve
Evenings under the stars are organized by the Regroupement des Astronomes amateurs near Lac Écho, when the sky is clear. Outdoor presentations on large screens and amateur astronomers equipped with powerful telescopes will be happy to show you the wonders of the celestial vault in a light pollution-free environment.
Mont Sutton, Eastern Townships
If Mont Sutton is best known for its ski slopes, it is good to know that it is also possible to spend the night at the summit thanks to the two shelters and 11 campsites. What makes Mount Sutton a quiet place to observe the stars in front of a beautiful landscape.
Observatory of Cégep de Trois-Rivières in Champlain, Mauricie
For the Perseids, on August 12, the Observatory will open its doors at 9 p.m. exceptionally and will close at 1 a.m. A short multimedia presentation on shooting stars will be given, then the evening will be devoted to observing shooting stars themselves.
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