A Unique World-Class Destination
The Madawaska Highlands Observatory will provide an extraordinary
experience to visitors of all ages, experiencing first hand our
place in this grand universe like no other facility on Earth.
The Observatory is designed to be a truly rich and inspirational
educational experience for young minds, a highly prized destination
for tourists, and a unique setting for special events.
Set amidst the spectacular Madawaska Highlands of Ontario, in
the centre of Canada's Cottage Country, the location is surrounded
by thousands of acres of protected, forested, Crown land and a
panoramic view of the Madawaska River from a four-hundred and
fifty metre plateau, it is a truly Canadian landscape in the spirit
of the famous Group of Seven Painters.
As a destination, the Madawaska Highlands Observatory is unrivaled
anywhere in the world, where visitors can experience a night sky
without a hint of light pollution, explore the universe with incredibly
powerful telescopes and enjoy our state-of-the-art Visitors Centre,
which will be the largest commercial off-grid building in North
America, tour our exhibit/display hall, visit the most powerful
telescope in Canada and be amazed by our world-class Planetarium.
The Madawaska Highlands Observatory is destined to become the
high point in the K-12 school outing for millions of students
in Ontario and Québec. It addresses the urgent demand for
economic development and job creation in the region, while providing
a national and special events destination. This is achieved through
the offering of a unique facility, built on a powerful and in
depth business model and a multi-mode revenue stream utilizing
years of research and empirical data, thus returning an excellent
return-on-investment to its shareholders.
The Madawaska Highlands Observatory will host the most powerful
telescope in Canada which will be made available to the global
scientific community. The Wide-Field-Telescope will make important
scientific discoveries and visitors will be able to visit the
telescope and see firsthand the cutting edge research being conducted
The Visitors Centre with its many amenities, is a perfect venue
for corporate retreats, business meetings, weddings, family reunions,
AGMs and other gatherings. Bookings will be available for
the planetarium, restaurant, lecture hall, special exhibit area,
board rooms (3) and outside facilities, a host of digital services
will be available.
information about the facility is available here.
Our Project Booklet is available for download here.
Subscribe to our eNewsletter here.
Map to Observatoy here.
Online passes available