Wood Buffalo National Park in the Northwestern Territories is Canada’s largest national park at 17,300 square miles (44,807 sq km). Larger in area than Switzerland, it’s the 2nd-largest national park in the world and offers a variety of campgrounds, cabins, and reservations for overnight stays and stargazing. The park also celebrates an annual Dark Sky Festival, scheduled every August. Please note that while observation sites remain open year-round, front country camping is only available from May through September.
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as Lead Editor at EarthSky.org, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She also serves as one of the voices of EarthSky on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and G+. She and her husband live in Tennessee and have two grown sons.