As Canada’s second, and British Columbia’s only designated Dark Sky Park (DSP), McDonald Park is officially free of light pollution for clear-sighted gazing into the night sky.
Tucked against Sumas Mountain, the park has a natural geographic advantage as the mountain slopes act like a huge amphitheatre to block off the light of Abbotsford to the west, Chilliwack to the east and Mission to the North. The result is an excellent east-south and western exposure.
Here is a copy of the presentation done to Maple Ridge Council.
A link to recommendations to reduce light pollution.
Vancouver Councillor Elizabeth Ball wants to turn the switch on light pollution in the city with an outdoor lighting bylaw that would limit the amount of lights in the city at night. Health concerns, waste cited as reasons for ensuring lighting in Vancouver is efficient
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I live in Coquitlam, are there folks working on this problem in this area?
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