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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 Dark Sky Highway

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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Cabins at Manning Park Resort
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Manning Park Grocery & Liquor Store

The Country Grocery & Liquor Store at Manning Park Resort, located in the Pinewoods Building, is your stop for the necessities — and some [...]

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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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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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Holiday Trails RV Resort Sunshine Valley
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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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Activities on the Dark Sky Highway

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China Ridge Trails

Located just outside Princeton on the Snowpatch Road, China Ridge Trails has over 40 kilometers of groomed classical skiing, including 15 kilometers of dog [...]

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Princeton Tunnel & Rail Bridge

Like the Othello Tunnels in Hope, BC, the Princeton Tunnel is a historic attraction and walking trail along the historic Kettle Valley Railway line. [...]

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E. C. Manning Provincial Park

Manning Park is one of the most popular recreation areas in the province. The climate and diverse landscape have made this park a four [...]

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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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Manning Park Nordic Ski Area
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October 17, 2019

The Dark Sky Highway | Crowsnest HWY 3

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 has been known as the Dark Sky Highway for many years, as there are no major cities along this route, which in turn limits any […]

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October 16, 2019

Unique Ways to Cross the Fraser River

Humans have been trying to find creative ways to navigate and cross the Fraser River for hundreds of years. The turbulent waters make it no easy task; the early explorer Simon Fraser stated in his journal that it was like “passing through the gates of Hell” and “no man should […]

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October 13, 2019

Rambo First Blood Filming Location Tour (self guided)

The year 2019 marks the 37th anniversary celebration of the iconic movie Rambo: First Blood. This map highlights some of the most recognized filming locations. Below is a description of the scenes. While taking the tour be sure to stop at The Mossy Stump Soap Co., Artisans Attic and Fudgery, and the Hope, […]

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October 12, 2019

4 Spots to Enjoy Winter Camping

Winter Camping in Manning Provincial Park The following four areas are set aside for winter camping: Lone Duck 1 Walk–in winter tenting/camping parties can camp at the Lone Duck 1 winter camping area which is located 4 km off Highway 3 on the Gibson Pass ski hill road. This campsite […]

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