The inhabitants and visitors of the Elk Valley will have a unique opportunity to observe the Perseid meteor showers between August 12th and 13th. All those who want to enjoy the cosmic show need to act fast, as there is a high demand on tickets to attend the Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing and Mountaintop Camping Event, which will be organized by the Fernie Alpine Resort.
A great chance to fully enjoy the celestial event
The meteor showers of Perseids, which are connected with the Comet called Swift-Tuttle, will be visible for more than a month, from July 17th until August 24th. The event organized by FAR will include a special program related to the meteor showers, such as an educational talk lead by the camp host and a meeting with Matt Kuhn, a professional photographer, who will provide the participants with tips on night photography.
For those who wish to attend the event
Tickets for the event organized by FAR are still available. They start from $49.95 plus tax for a child with offers for families. Some other attractions, such as guided hike and lift access, are also included in the price, together with dinner and breakfast at Lost Boys Café. According to Karen Pepper, who is a marketing manager at FAR, the tickets are selling fast for the event that can accommodate up to 50 guests.
FAR plans to host more events like this in the future
The upcoming event will not be the only one organized by FAR. They already hosted a very successful solar eclipse event last year, which was highly praised by its participants. More campouts are planned whenever something worth of seeing will take place in the sky. Additionally, a regular mountaintop camping program will be held every Saturday night in the summer.
Karen and her husband live on a plot of land in British Columbia. They aim to grow and raise a significant part of their food by maintaining a vegetable garden, keeping a flock of backyard chickens and foraging. They are also currently planning a move to a small cabin they hand built. Karen’s academic background in nutrition made her care deeply about real food and seek ways to obtain it. Thus sprung Anna’s interest in backyard gardening, chicken and goat keeping, recycling and self-sufficiency.