Have you ever wanted to wish upon a star only to look up and realize there's nothing up there?
Not to worry, you're just a victim of light pollution.
But if you have thirst observing the cosmos or if you just want a nice place to camp out under the stars, your only option is to escape all this artificial light.
Luckily there are a couple of amazing vantage points in Quebec where light pollution isn't an issue and you can stare at the sky in complete darkness.
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Mont Mégantic Dark Sky Reserve
The Mont Mégantic Dark Sky Reserve is a unique project that aims at offering a view of the sky completely free of light pollution. So this is probably the best spot to go stargazing.
Au Diable Vert
Au Diable Vert is an award winning, unique outdoor center close to Mount-Sutton in the Eastern Townships. Light pollution here is nearly non-existent.
Le Mont Sutton
Not many people know this, but you can actually camp out on top of Mount-Sutton which will bring you closer to the stars than ever before. There are even special activities planned during shooting star season.
If you want to see the stars, you're going to need some darkness. The Morgan Arboretum is probably one of the darkest places on the Island.
If you don't feel like going too far, the closest place to see some stars has to be the Summit Woods Lookout. If you go there on a clear night, you'll likely see a few other enthusiasts pointing their telescopes at the sky.
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Mount Cosmos Observatory
This place holds special stargazing events every Friday starting May 20.
Not only is this a great place to see some stars, but you can also name a star of your own if you choose.