The Madawaska Highlands Observatory is a truly unique venue
to hold a variety of events for up to 150 people. Located 60 minutes
west of Kanata, in the stunning beauty of the pristine Madawaska
Highlands of Ontario and situated on a 450 metre high plateau,
giving it spectacular and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
The facility is a zero-carbon, zero impact 30,000 sq. ft. building,
generating all of its own energy requirements and totally off
the grid. It even doesnt need any water as it uses rain
water. Amenities include a full service fine five-star restaurant,
multiple board rooms and a lecture hall. Of special interest is
our multi-use planetarium, with configurable backdrops and removable
seats to hold diners and receptions. The facility also offers
a special display hall, atrium and large lobby to add significant
flexibility to events, such as product demonstrations. Several
outside elements such as the large plaza, restaurant patio, covered
terrace, amphitheatre and marked planetary trail add a whole other
dimension to the experience.
A listing of available venues is available.
will be available for a variety of events:
Wedding receptions and Ceremonies
Backdrop for Movie Productions
Conferences for up to 150 Guests with the Hotel at Phase
The planetarium can also be used as a dinner, reception, or meeting
space where almost anything you can imagine could be provided
as a visual backdrop. For example, imagine dinner under the stars,
or while experiencing a double sunset. The images can also be
dynamic, with soft clouds rolling by under a blue sky. Almost
anything you can dream can be visualized. Any location on Earth
could be created, allowing for a wedding at any virtual cathedral
or church in the world, or in any other setting. The possibilities
are literally endless.
The facility will also feature a multitude of interesting outside
attractions including a plaza, amphitheatre, unique architectural
elements, covered terrace and restaurant patio, a beautiful marked
planetary trail among other things.
The entire facility can be booked a for a day a more. Groups can
also book parts of the facility as needed.
Highlands Observatory will have a lot to offer:
A nicely appointed restaurant seating one-hundred-fifty
Large patio with panoramic views
Lecture theatre/hall with a 4K projectors, stage and prep
One-hundred-sixty-nine seat multi-use planetarium
Planetarium can be used for meetings, meals and other events
Three multi-use boardrooms seating forty each
Boardrooms can be combined for larger groups
All rooms will have recording, streaming, and conferencing
Exhibit and showroom space
Covered outside amphitheatre
Outside architectural elements
No cost parking and EV charge stations
Covered south facing terrace
Marked planetary trail
Covered amphitheatre at phase II
Hotel at Phase II with spa, equipped exercise room, pool,
tennis courts etc
The facility is a perfect venue for weddings and receptions.
A perfect venue for AGM's and business meetings.
A special destination for Family Reunions.