Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Sites are one of the best places in the region for a star gazing event like the one scheduled for Aug. 11 You must confirm overnight camping before Aug. 7. (Photo contributed)

Meteor shower spectacle in Colwood at Fort Rodd Hill

Take advantage of the opportunity to camp under the stars

Rick Stiebel/News Gazette staff

This event combines the potential to witness a meteor shower under ideal conditions with an opportunity to sleep beneath the stars in Colwood.

Star Gaze, on Aug. 11 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historical Sites, serves up the beauty of the evening sky highlighted by this year’s Perseid meteor shower.

Visitors will have a chance to peak through large telescopes at the fort, which provides a natural shield from neighbouring light pollution. There will be a presentation by Scott Mair from the Royal Astronomical Society, hands-on activities and looks through 3D solar filter glasses.

Participants can take advantage of a rare opportunity to camp overnight at Fort Rodd Hill for the event for $55 to $70. The cost includes tent rental for four to six people, camping pads, lanterns and a light breakfast of juice and muffins. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 250-478-4389 before Aug. 7.

Admission is free as part of Parks Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations. For more information, go to pc.gc.ca/fortroddhill.

reporter@goldstream

gazette.com

Just Posted

Bungy jump naked in support of mental health programs

Registration open for annual fundraiser for BC Schizophrenia Society

Saanich police look for driver involved in a hit-and-run

Incident happened Monday, Feb. 18 near Admirals Road by Murray Drive

Sooke School trustee and VIHA both call for vaccine education in schools

A renewal of cultural memory is needed, says trustee

Victoria parking fees bring in more than $17 million every year

Parking fees make up seven per cent of the city’s annual revenue

Home show hits Pearkes this weekend

Victoria Early Spring Home Expo, Friday to Sunday

Black Press readers share photos of their favourite critters on #LoveYourPetDay

Greater Victoria is raining cats and dogs…and snails and goats

POLL: Will you be wearing pink to take a stand against bullying

Schools and workplaces across Greater Victoria and around the province will be… Continue reading

Federal fisheries minister calls for precautionary approach to fish farming

Government still reviewing Federal Court’s decision on PRV – Wilkinson

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

HBC shuttering Home Outfitters across Canada

North America’s oldest retailer is revamping its various stores to improve profitability

BC SPCA investigates Okanagan woman with prior animal abuse convictions

BC SPCA is investigating a property near Vernon

Man wanted for sex trafficking, confinement may be heading to B.C.

Kevin Myrthil, 26, is also accused of assault on a 19-year-old woman at an Edmonton hotel

Parksville council won’t ban single-use plastic bags

Politicians vote 6-1 against proposed bylaw

Most Read