Metro Vancouver is helping people get out into local parks with programs that allow for physical distancing to protect the public and staff.
At Aldergrove Regional Park, a Star Gazing and Stories program will allow participants to sit under the stars on the evenings of Thursday, Aug. 13 or Saturday, Aug. 15.
The event, which runs 9:30 to 11 p.m., will be a chance for people to watch the Perseids meteor shower and listen to stories from parks staff, as well enjoy a lantern-lit trail.
Normally, each year dozens of people gather in groups at Aldergrove Bowl area of the park for a Metro Vancouver stargazing event.
The novel coronavirus has led to the event requiring ticketing, and including a limited number of people as organizers follow provincial health regulations.
This year, participants that sign up are encouraged to bring their own blanket and picnic for this all-ages event.
Families, individuals, and groups must register in advance, at $15 per household, which includes a maximum six people.
Those interested can book online for either the Aug. 13 or the Aug. 15 stargazing event.
Star Gazing & Stories – Family Program – 2 Nights