Spruce Woods Star Party

With deep regret we have cancelled the 2020 Spruce Woods Star Party due to COVID-19. See you in 2021!

The Spruce Woods Star Party is a members-only event. Become a member to join us for our most fun0filled event of the year, as well as taking advantage of our other membership perks!



Because the equipment on display can’t help but to garner attention, the SWSP Committee conducts a “scope tour” where members have a chance to talk about their particular scope, mount or other piece of equipment for all the see. This year, we will also have a “solar scope tour” where you will get the chance to observe the sun through different scopes.

Probably the most popular feature of the star party is Gerry’s Bino Tour. It’s a must see event and everyone comes away having learned a bit more (actually a lot more) about the cosmos and how valuable a pair of binoculars are to the amateur astronomer.

Check Out the Full Schedule →

Camping and Accommodations

SWSP Observing Field

This is where most members gather to share their passion for astronomy. It is an open field in the Winter Use Area with trees far enough away to give an open dark sky. There is no service but non-modern toilets are available.

Kiche Manitou Campsites

Located about 0.5 km from the observing field.  Electrical and basic sites available.

Visit the camping reservation system or call 204‑948‑3333 (in Winnipeg) or 1‑888‑482‑2267 toll-free to reserve a site.

Camping Reservation System →

Kiche Manitou Yurts

Yurts are currently all reserved.  Check the camping reservation system for availability should someone cancel their reservation.

Camping Reservation System →

Local Lodging

If camping isn’t your style, there are many lodgings nearby for you to rest when you’re done your night under the stars. The following PDF contains some of the places you may be interested in.

List of Local Lodging →


The annual RASC banquet is a chance for all of us to get together and have a delicious but overly-fattening meal. We'll talk and eat, and appreciate each other and give out prizes. It's great, really terrific, everyone agrees.

The banquet will be held at the Raystone Memorial Centre (214 Broadway Street, Glenboro, MB) on Sunday, September 1st at 5:00 P.M.

Directions (Google Maps) →
Directions (PDF Download) ↓



Watch this space for images from the Spruce Woods Star Party!

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