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Acadian Steller Experience

Experience the science, history, and mythology of the night.

Guide | Paul Lalonde | Acadian Stellar Experience

Outdoor/History Experience

  •  1.5-2 Hour Experience
  • Offered in English & French
  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Max. Number of Guests:  10
  • Exclusive Experiences Available*
  • 1.5-2 Hr Experience – $60/person
  • Group Discounts Available on Booking Page.
  • All prices plus HST.
Experience the science, history, and mythology of the night.

Guide | Paul Lalonde | Acadian Stellar Experience

Outdoor/History Experience
  •  1.5-2 Hour Experience
  • Offered in English & French
  • Skill Level: Easy
  • Max. Number of Guests:  10
  • Exclusive Experiences Available*
Your Host

Paul Lalonde has been leading night hikes for 20 years. An accomplished storyteller, Paul mixes an abundance of knowledge and enthusiasm about astronomy, space exploration, nocturnal ecology, mythology, and history into a unique experience.

What you’ll experience

You will experience the night! Most people don’t go out at night. Here is your chance to do something really different and add a unique element to your visit to Annapolis Royal. A trip outside in the dark becomes an adventure when you go with a trustworthy and knowledgeable guide. Paul will show you how to see the world around you in a different light. This is a journey of all 5 of your senses. Paul uses a laser pointer to help point out objects in the night sky. He will also treat you to stories from world mythologies, incredible science, ancient and local histories, and nocturnal ecology. Paul will cater to your group and adjust the night hike to accommodate abilities, ages, personal interests, and weather.

What’s included
  • Paul will provide red lights that will enhance your experience of the nocturnal environment. 
Things to Note
  • Weather is always a big part of an outdoor experience and this is particularly true of a night hike. Paul will instruct everyone in your group about how to get maximum enjoyment from this hike.
  • It is important to underline that night hikes are not only about stargazing. When clouds are present, a night hike is still a fascinating opportunity to explore a very different world – give it a try! In the case of rain, the walk will be cancelled.
  • Bring along a jacket in case the evening temperatures are cooler.

Location

French Basin Trail – 160, Nova Scotia Trunk 1, Annapolis Royal, NS B0S

French Basin Trail

Booking / Cancellation Policy
  • Night hikes are only available on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings until Labour Day. Availability increases through the fall. Walks will start before sunset. This means that start times change according to the season.

Please Note:  A minimum of 2 participants are required in order to provide this experience. If you happen to be travelling solo, please reserve your spot on a partially booked date (as indicated on booking page) or contact Experience Annapolis and we may be able to add you to another reservation.  experienceannapolis@gmail.com

Guest Cancelation Policy

The night hike will be cancelled with a full refund in the event of rain. The walk will not be cancelled due to cloudy weather.

*Exclusive Experiences:  Reserve Paul for a private tour. Option available on the booking page. (Additional fees apply)

Experience Annapolis

RR#1, Annapolis Royal

Nova Scotia, CANADA

B0S 1A0

experienceannapolis@gmail.com

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