Stargazing: Banff Ranked Best Place in Canada
An online travel research website has ranked Banff National Park, Alberta as the most « Instagrammable » place to stargaze in Canada this year.
Next Vacay, a website that analyzes databases to find affordable flights for travelers, has compiled a list of the top 10 places to stargaze in Canada, most of which are located in Alberta and British Columbia.
The list, shared with CTVNews.ca, is based on an analysis of 38 national parks in Canada.
Next Vacay’s top five stargazing destinations are also included in Glacier National Park, British Columbia; Jasper National Park, AB; Yoho National Park, BC; and Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta.
« People have been amazed by the stars since the beginning of mankind, so it’s no surprise that we’ve seen the demand for stargazing skyrocket over the past year, » said the Next Vacay founder Naveen Dittakavi in a statement.
« A whole new world opens up at night, and there’s something magical about these celestial beings that bring a sense of calm and help you put life into perspective. »
Next Vacay looked at the number of hashtags each park received on Instagram and ranked them based on that, along with other factors including air pollution and star visibility.
The website also analyzed search terms such as « stargazing near me », « national parks after dark » and « stargazing events near me » using search tools. research Ahrefs and Keyword Tool.
Data on search demand is as recent as May 19, 2022 and was analyzed over a 12 month period.
Other parks on the list are Fundy National Park, New Brunswick; Riding Mountain National Park, MB; Elk Island National Park, AB; Bruce Peninsula National Park, ON; and Pacific Rim National Park, BC.