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Dark Sky Guides

Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta T0K 2M0, Canada
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Great guides, great equipment and exceptional knowledge!

While in Waterton a few weeks back, I decided to take advice from a local and go on the Dark Sky... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Matt L
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Bozeman, Montana
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Wonderful!

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Dark Sky hike. Chris and Mike are extremely knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kristin R
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Oakland, California
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Dark Sky Guides Ltd. offers guided interpretive stargazing tours that focus on the dark skies of Waterton Lakes National Park. Different tours are offered in various front-country and back-country locations and serve to educate tour participants about the night sky, dark sky initiatives, and Waterton Lakes National Park in general, while at the same time providing participants with the opportunity to stargaze using quality telescopes, binoculars, and other stargazing equipment. Dark Sky Guides endeavors to provide a personable, high quality, memorable, entertaining, and educational tour, which encourages people to foster their own personal connection with both the night sky and Waterton Lakes National Park. Join us and Discovery your Universe!
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While in Waterton a few weeks back, I decided to take advice from a local and go on the Dark Sky "discovery" tour. I was slightly hesitant when booking the tour just because I had been on a couple of star gazing tours in other...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Dark Sky hike. Chris and Mike are extremely knowledgeable and created a fun experience for our group of 6. We had a stellar view of the planets and constellations among other astronomical wonders with both our naked eyes...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Impressive • friendly - above and beyond • helpful • informative • Saturn was impressive • seeing the consolations in the sky was impressive

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really great time. Very educational and informative. Loved your app to see the stars. The grandsons really enjoyed their time with you. Pierce loved seeing Saturn and hasn’t quit talking about it. Blaize also really had a great time. Thanks for everything including the hot...More

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The-Dark-Sky-Guides, Owner at Dark Sky Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad that you had a great time! We're also very happy that the grandkids enjoyed themselves. We hope to inspire interest in astronomy in everyone who joins our tours and leave them wanting to continue to talk about and discover the universe around...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stargazing experience exceeded expectations. Viewing Jupiter and some its moons, the rings of Saturn, the redness of Mars, and an amazing clear image of the moon was amazing. The use of equipment and the knowledge of the tour guides as fantastic. A highlight of...More

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The-Dark-Sky-Guides, Owner at Dark Sky Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jeatons! We are so glad that our stargazing experience was such a highlight of your trip! Astro-tourism really is in its infancy here in Waterton Lakes National Park, and it's great to hear such positive feedback! We promise to continue to grow and develop...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a concept. Great equipment. Perfect location. A++ considering this is their first year in operation. We observed three planets.More

Thank Roger C
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The-Dark-Sky-Guides, Owner at Dark Sky Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, Roger! Every positive review we receive goes a long way to helping us not only develop our online reputation, but also improve our tour experience! We're proud of our 8" Celestron NexStar SE and 12" Dobsonian telescopes, but are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a major highlight of our trip out west! My husband and I met them at the Waterton Community Center around 10pm and got back to the hotel about 12:15-12:30am. Mike and Keith were excellent guides, using a few different telescopes to see the...More

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The-Dark-Sky-Guides, Owner at Dark Sky Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad your stargazing experience was such a highlight of your trip, TravelerT2011. It was great that you were able to join us and we enjoyed being able to provide you with views of the night sky! The nights on either side of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The two fellows who started this enterprise have certainly put a lot of heart into it and have really spared no expense to have top-notch equipment available for stargazers. We were there unfortunately for a cloudy night but using two telescopes, were able to see...More

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The-Dark-Sky-Guides, Owner at Dark Sky Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Prosenesq, it was so nice that you were able to join us and we appreciate you providing a review here! As a brand new start-up business we really value feedback, which we will use to constantly grow and improve our business. Thank you for recognizing...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have some astronomy background and have viewed the stars in a few different capacities. We decided to make a special trip down to Waterton specifically for the adventure tour and we had a great time! Our guides were very knowledgeable of the skies as...More

Thank Natasha D
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The-Dark-Sky-Guides, Owner at Dark Sky Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Natasha, it was great that you were able to be a part of our inaugural Adventure Tour! It was wonderful to get to know you and we appreciate you taking the time to provide a review on TripAdvisor! Remember to Keep Your Eyes on the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very well organized tour from booking to doorstep delivery back to your hotel at the end of the night. Very knowledgeable gentlemen shared a lot of personal knowledge and experience of the Waterton area on the way to the venue and their...More

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The-Dark-Sky-Guides, Owner at Dark Sky Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Stonecutter099. It was our pleasure to have you join us recently for a stargazing tour! We really appreciate the positive feedback and are glad to hear that your experience with us was so good. As local Waterton residents, we pride ourselves on being able...More

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Hi, Take a look at our website for the latest prices. Click on the "Book Now" button (found across the website) to browse the calendar for availability and to make reservations! If you have any difficulties, please send... More
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