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A Unique World-Class Destination

The Madawaska Highlands Observatory will provide an extraordinary experience to visitors of all ages, experiencing first hand our place in this grand universe like no other facility. The Observatory is designed to be a truly rich and inspirational educational experience for young minds, a highly prized destination, and a unique setting for special events.

Set amidst the spectacular Madawaska Highlands of Ontario, in the centre of Canada's Cottage Country, the location is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected Crown land and a panoramic view of the Madawaska River Valley from a four-hundred and fifty metre plateau, it is a truly Canadian landscape in the spirit of the famous Group of Seven Painters.

As a destination, the Madawaska Highlands Observatory is unrivaled anywhere in the world, where visitors can experience a night sky without a hint of light pollution, explore the universe with incredibly powerful telescopes and enjoy our state-of-the-art Visitors Centre, which will be the largest commercial off-grid building in North America, tour our exhibit/display hall, visit the most powerful telescope in Canada and be amazed by our world-class Planetarium.

The Madawaska Highlands Observatory is destined to become the high point in the K-12 school outing for millions of students in Ontario and Québec. It addresses the urgent demand for economic development and job creation in the region, while providing a national and special events destination. This is achieved through the offering of a unique facility, built on a powerful and in depth business model and a multi-mode revenue stream utilizing years of research and empirical data, thus returning an excellent return-on-investment to its shareholders.

The Madawaska Highlands Observatory will host the most powerful telescope in Canada which will be made available to the global scientific community. The Wide-Field-Telescope will make important scientific discoveries and visitors will be able to visit the telescope and see firsthand the cutting edge research being conducted there.

The Visitors Centre with its many amenities, is a perfect venue for wedding receptions and ceremonies, business meetings, team building, corporate retreats, AGM’s, council meetings, workshops, birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, receptions, theatre productions, state-of-the-art presentations, exhibitions and other events. Bookings will be available for the planetarium, restaurant, lecture hall, special exhibit area, board rooms and outside facilities, a host of digital services will be available.


- More information about the Visitors Centre.
- Our Project Booklet is available for download.
- A pictorial portfolio of the project is available.

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- Viewing with the worlds' most powerful public telescopes.
- The WFT will produce the best wide-field images in the world.
- We are offering Naming opportunities.




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