Only a 2 hour drive north from Toronto hides a canopy of luminous stars that materializes from an ocean of blackness, creating a truly Canadian experience. The Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Reserve  is 5000 acres of bedrock, wetlands, and stunted tree growth that provides a spectacular 360 degree view of uninterrupted night sky.


During the day, the Torrance Barrens is used for mountain biking, hiking, and snowshoeing. At night, it becomes a natural vista displaying the panorama of the Milk Way. Occasionally the Northern Lights (aurora Borealis) can be seen as greenish ribbons on the horizon.

These semi-wilderness trails can be hazardous, be prepared with proper hiking footwear and clothing. Remember to stay on the marked trails (white markings and/or ribbons) and that no fires are permitted.

Take only pictures, leave only footprints.

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The Torrance Barrens