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Cattle Point Dark Sky Urban Star Park

Cattle Point Dark Sky Urban Star Park is located on the eastern edge of Victoria, British Columbia, overlooking the water. The Cattle Point part of the park’s name comes from the 1850s when cattle were dropped off from ships onto this part of the island. This spot is one of only two urban star parks…read more »

Cattle Point Dark Sky Urban Star Park is located on the eastern edge of Victoria, British Columbia, overlooking the water. The Cattle Point part of the park’s name comes from the 1850s when cattle were dropped off from ships onto this part of the island. This spot is one of only two urban star parks in Canada. While the area may not be as dark as the suburbs and rural areas, it allows access for residents of Victoria to escape the ever-present commercial and street lights. An EarthSky visitor explains, “It is a dark sky urban star park created by the Oak Bay council. It has huge swathes of open sky uninhibited on the horizon, but close enough to an urban area to be easily accessible.”

Deborah Byrd