This location in the Madawaska Highlands of Ontario, offers a
night sky almost untouched by light pollution, as it would have
appeared to our ancestors 120 years ago. Being only an hour from
Metropolitan Ottawa, and located in the heart of Canada's cottage
country, the site offers an opportunity to millions to experience
a truly inspirational and spectacular vista.
"This particular area is indeed
the best location in Canada and the northeastern USA, for some
100 million to experience a natural night sky, a Milky Way that
will cast your shadow and over 10,000 stars visible on a clear
Add to this experience is a stunning landscape and pure clean
air with deep blue skies and stunning sunrises and sunsets. It
is no wonder the famous Group of Seven painters loved this spectacularly
beautiful landscape. The site is located in Renfrew County, Ontario,
one hour west of the Ottawa, Canada's Capital.
This is no ordinary rural night sky. Here the night sky is so
dark that some 10,000 stars can be seen on a moonless night, quadruple
the number of a good rural night sky. The the Milky Way can be
traced from horizon to horizon. The zodiacal light, Gegenschein
and sky glow are all common occurrences. Meteor showers such as
the Perseids and Geminids can display hundreds of meteors per
hour in a good year. Due to the extreme darkness of the night
sky even the faintest of the northern lights are easily visible.
It is for these reasons and the easy access with a Provincial
Highway that the company has chosen to locate its facility here.
Northern Lights - Tom Thompson c.1906 - painted in the Madawaska
Our exceptionally dark night sky and northern latitude
will permit viewing even the faintest of Northern Lights (Aurora