Sky Watching at Siwash Lake—A Luxury Astro Tourism ExperienceSiwash is perched on a high plateau amid raw wilderness. In this remote, post-wildfire setting, sky watching is an intense, magical and truly unique experience in Nature.
As a result of the massive 2017 fire, remaining snag forests surrounding Siwash are open, burned clear of debris and thick brush, which has created expansive windows to the horizon. One can appreciate our natural light on a much grander scale than prior to the fire. Whether you are watching billowy clouds sail across an azure sky or admiring a vibrant sunrise or sunset on the skyline, Siwash provides the perfect viewing platform.
As well, the resort is off-the-grid. Light pollution is minimal here. Far, far away from any form of urban sprawl, there is no ambient light from adjacent cities to compromise the pristine vistas. Our night skies are magnificent amid the natural darkness at Siwash.
Until several generations ago, before the spread of cities and technology could overpower a landscape with lighting, the stars at night were part of the universal human experience; now an estimated 80% of the developed world is unable to see the Milky Way.
At Siwash, we strive to facilitate greater appreciation for seeing the stars above; it's an experience that so many either take for granted, or haven't truly experienced. We are joining the crusade to preserve the night sky by becoming a private dark sky reserve. New for 2019—Siwash Star Camp™
This is a movement that is starting to enter the social consciousness. Light pollution is one of the only types of pollution that’s completely and immediately reversible, and we hope to inspire and educate our guests to make a difference when they return home.