Waterton Lakes National Park is one of the best places in Canada to view the night sky, and Dark Sky Guides Ltd. offers guided interpretive stargazing tours within the park.
Tours are entertaining and educational. Guides are also storytellers who share legends that showcase the beauty of the night sky. Guests can learn about the moon, neighbouring planets, nebulae and star clusters, constellations, the Milky Way Galaxy, the aurora borealis and the nocturnal creatures that make Waterton Lakes National Park their home. There are several tours on offer, and each is designed to help guests foster a personal connection with the night sky and with Waterton Lakes National Park.
Keith Robinson, owner and operator of Dark Sky Guides Ltd., shares his thoughts on Alberta’s tourism industry and the road forward.
How did your business evolve during the pandemic? What changes or new aspects to your business will you take with you moving forward?
Dark Sky Guides Ltd. was incorporated just a couple years before the pandemic and its operations were still in their infancy when the pandemic hit. Many of the operational processes (e.g., online reservations/sales) that we designed initially were modelled after industry leaders and so, in many regards, Dark Sky Guides Ltd. was already very well suited to operating in a pandemic environment.