The Perseid meteor shower is coming and Lake Country is inviting families to experience thee annual celestial show. Kopje Regional Park along Carrs Landing Road in Lake Country is the perfect dark, sky location to view the meteor shower.
The Perseids will be at their peak on Thursday, August 12. From 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Okanagan star gazers are invited to bring a headlamp, blanket or reclining lawn chair and stake a free spot in the park’s large, grassy area. Then gaze at the heavens and enjoy whatever the Perseids have to offer.
On site will be members of the Lake Country Art Gallery showcasing works that connect art with the night sky. An Okanagan birding expert will be on hand to speak about species that use the stars to navigate.
Reserve a spot for a special presentations from star expert Denise Swick from Banff National Park. She’ll highlight what makes the Perseid meteor shower so special and unique. Spots are filling fast. Visit rdco.com/parksevents .
The Regional District offers more than 2,100 hectares of parkland including 74 kilometres of formal trails in 30 regional parks for visitors to safely explore while practicing physical distancing. Visit rdco.com/pickapark to plan your next outing.