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Shadow Sanctuary: A Twilight Stroll in High Park for Toronto's Dark Skies

Thursday, March 14, 6:30-8PM

NOTE: Pre-registration is required for all our events, hikes and workshops. We do this to ensure we don’t exceed our capacity for indoor events or the maximum limits for group sizes on High Park’s ecologically sensitive trails. Please register on our website before coming to High Park.

We cannot guarantee availability of walk-in spots. If an event is at capacity, please put yourself on our waitlist. We will notify waitlisted participants if we open up new spots or sessions for our events. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Shadow Sanctuary: A Twilight Stroll for Dark Skies Event Details

Plants and animals evolved in regular cycles of light and dark. But with increased urbanization means more artificial light and less dark skies in cities like Toronto. The lengthening day due to artificial light impacts all living beings, including humans. Step into the shadows in High Park to embrace the natural night and discover how birds, bats, insects, and 70% of mammals are responding to diminished darkness.

Price: $15

Thursday, March 14, 6:30-8PM

This event will begin at the High Park Nature Centre’s Forest School building located at 375 Colborne Lodge Drive.

A number of changes were made to the travel network within High Park as part of the High Park Movement Strategy that might influence your decision to drive to High Park. In case you’re driving we strongly recommend you to park your car at the public parking lot near Grenadier Cafe.

We continue to recommend using the TTC or biking as the best way to get to High Park and the Nature Centre. The Nature Centre is situated just a 5-minute walk from the High Park Subway Station. In case you were biking, there are bike racks available in front of the Nature Centre.

Please note, High Park is closed to cars on the weekends. If your event is on a weekend, you will need to park outside the park and walk in, or take transit.

Visit our How To Get Here page to learn more about planning your trips to High Park.

$15

Hike routes through High Park might include some uneven terrain and mild slopes.

We welcome registered therapy or guide dogs to our events. However, we kindly ask that that family pets be left at home.

This event is funded by Enbridge Fueling Futures. We are grateful for their generous support of this and our other events, hikes and workshops in High Park.

Registration Policies

Please ensure you’ve read and understood our registration policies:

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Shadow Sanctuary: A Twilight Stroll for Dark Skies is funded by Enbridge Fueling Futures. We are grateful for their generous support of this and our other nature events, hikes and workshops in High Park.