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    Hey guys, Pretty new around here just got back into the hobby after a long break due to moving a lot. I'm in Edmonton Alberta and i'm wondering if anyone would like to let me know about some good spots just outside of the city for viewing. Ive read about the RASC site out by wildhorse lake and i'm going to check that out for sure at some point. What i'm looking for is a road side turn off, school yard or rec area where I can go and set up for some casual viewing. Thanks in advance.

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    Sorry I don't know the Edmonton area well enough to answer your question. For less casual viewing, Jasper Park (other than the townsite itself) recently got declared a dark sky preserve. It would be a great place to take your gear camping.

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    drive up 97 st north as far as you can go would be the only place i can think of. With St Albert Nw and Sherwood Park East it doesn't leave many dark areas without going way out east or west..

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    I live out east in Ardrossan area and there is some light pollution in the west from the city and north from Fort Saskatchewan. If you go out towards Elk Island Park just past the park right on highway 16 is a rest area, probably halfway to Vegreville. This would be a great spot, level area to set up and not many trees in the area from horizon to horizon. Also in the same area just by Ukranian Village the Edmonton Astronomy Club uses a spot just south of Hwy 16 near/at the north entrance to Blackfoot. HTH

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    Of course it depends on where in Edmonton you are but you're still going to need to drive a ways. You'll have to go past St Albert to the north, Sherwood Park to the east, Stoney Plain to the west and probably Leduc to the south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclist View Post
    Of course it depends on where in Edmonton you are but you're still going to need to drive a ways. You'll have to go past St Albert to the north, Sherwood Park to the east, Stoney Plain to the west and probably Leduc to the south.
    A very good point. In the fall, I go to the Neil Crawford complex on the southside. I use the soccer field there. Still have light pollution but it is quiet, safe and there is a porta potty on site.lol

 

 

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