Crowsnest Highway

Do you love star-gazing? How about the peace and quiet of the outdoors? Then the Dark Sky Highway is definitely for you! BC Highway 3 known as the Crowsnest Highway has also been known as the Dark Sky Highway for many years, as there are no major cities along this route, which in turn limits any light pollution at night. It’s the perfect Canadian road trip, including everything from the Rockies to hot springs to resort towns. During the night, you’ll notice the dark sky along the entire highway due to large protected areas of land with no light pollution, and during the day, it’s fun and adventure!

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The portion of Highway 3 within the Hope, Cascades & Canyons Region runs from Hope to East Gate (approximately 85 kms), a small cabin community on the eastern side of E.C. Manning Provincial Park. In between you will find the massive protected area of Manning Provincial Park, the small community of Sunshine Valley just outside of the West Gate of the park, and the popular roadside viewpoint at the Hope Slide. All areas offer year-round outdoor recreational opportunities, and of course the incredible night skies.
To learn more visit https://manningpark.com/manning-park-dark-sky/ for detailed information on Dark Sky experiences in Manning Provincial Park. Manning Park Resort is the Dark Sky Experiences HQ of the Hope, Cascades & Canyons Tourism Region.
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Businesses on the Dark Sky Highway

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Holiday Trails RV Resort Sunshine Valley
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Manning Park Visitor Centre
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Pinewoods Dining Room

The Pinewoods Dining Room is Manning Park dining at its best. With a picturesque mountain backdrop, it’s the ideal place to come together to [...]

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Manning Park Resort

Welcome to Manning Park Resort — your family’s four-season destination located in the stunning E.C. Manning Provincial Park in the heart of the Cascade [...]

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Princeton Golf Club
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Bear’s Den Pub

The Bear’s Den Pub at Manning Park Resort is designed with you – our guest – in mind. A great place to unwind from [...]

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Activities on the Dark Sky Highway

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Alpine Ski Area | Manning Park Resort
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Rhododendron Flats

Visit the rhododendrons at Rhododendron Flats, on a 10-minute loop walk through the forest. Lush carpets of moss keep the soil damp during the [...]

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Dark Sky Highway

Do you love star-gazing? How about the peace and quiet of the outdoors? Then the Dark Sky Highway is definitely for you! BC Highway [...]

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Princeton Golf Club
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Lightning Lakes

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Nicolum River Provincial Park

Nicolum River Provincial Park is located 8km east of Hope along Highway 3 (near the junction of Highways 3 & 5). This park has [...]

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