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A LOCAL STAR

Anyone who's ever visited the David Dunlap Observatory knows it's an incredibly special place. Not only is it strikingly beautiful, it also carries an aura that's almost surreal; perhaps that's why it was chosen to be a star, -in the figurative sense of course. In 1960 the film "Universe" was released by the National Film Board of Canada, and was met with much praise. It was nominated for an Oscar in the 'best documentary' category the year it was released, and offered some of the most vivid special effects anyone had ever seen....

THE DAVID DUNLAP OBSERVATORY AND ITS INFLUENCE ON POPULAR CULTURE

You may be interested to know, the David Dunlap Observatory has actually contributed a great deal to the world of science fiction and popular culture, more than you might realize.

POPULAR TRADITIONS BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS

In the spirit of this holiday season, here are a few of the most popular pre-Christmas traditions that people observe today.

WINTER FUN IN RICHMOND HILL

Fun is just around the corner when the sky’s the limit. And at Observatory Hill the stars themselves are always within reach. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t get outside and enjoy the feeling of the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. Richmond Hill has a lot of fun winter options for you and the whole family!

 

Uplands Golf & Ski Club

For all you snow warriors out there, this is something you’re sure to love. Uplands Golf & Ski Club features 100 ft of vertical and various runs of all difficulties that reach up to 1000 ft in length. They have great prices for lift tickets and equipment rentals, and they also offer lessons for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Visit them online to find the best time to hit the slopes!

 

Elvis Stojko Arena

Grab your skates and hit the ice at this local favourite. Named for the famed Canadian figure skater this arena is a great indoor skating option for everyone to enjoy. Whether you want to practice your footwork for hockey, or just enjoy a recreational skate with the family, you can’t go wrong with this popular landmark right in the backyard of Observatory Hill.

 

Mill Pond Park

Located at 321 Mill Street in Richmond Hill, this is a highly popular park that’s just perfect for anyone who loves to ice skate outdoors. Just strap on your blades, remember to wear your helmet, and grab the whole family for some wintery outdoor fun.

 

Remember to Bundle Up


While having fun outside in winter is a great way to remain active and embrace the cold weather it’s important to think about proper safety and comfort. Dressing in layers is a great way to insulate yourself against the frigid air, and investing in quality outerwear is always a sound decision. So, whatever activity you and your family decide to partake in this winter just make sure you protect your extremities and stay warm!

WINTER FUN IN RICHMOND HILL

Fun is just around the corner when the sky’s the limit. And at Observatory Hill the stars themselves are always within reach. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t get outside and enjoy the feeling of the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. Richmond Hill has a lot of fun winter options for you and the whole family!

 

Uplands Golf & Ski Club

For all you snow warriors out there, this is something you’re sure to love. Uplands Golf & Ski Club features 100 ft of vertical and various runs of all difficulties that reach up to 1000 ft in length. They have great prices for lift tickets and equipment rentals, and they also offer lessons for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. Visit them online to find the best time to hit the slopes!

 

Elvis Stojko Arena

Grab your skates and hit the ice at this local favourite. Named for the famed Canadian figure skater this arena is a great indoor skating option for everyone to enjoy. Whether you want to practice your footwork for hockey, or just enjoy a recreational skate with the family, you can’t go wrong with this popular landmark right in the backyard of Observatory Hill.

 

Mill Pond Park

Located at 321 Mill Street in Richmond Hill, this is a highly popular park that’s just perfect for anyone who loves to ice skate outdoors. Just strap on your blades, remember to wear your helmet, and grab the whole family for some wintery outdoor fun.

 

Remember to Bundle Up


While having fun outside in winter is a great way to remain active and embrace the cold weather it’s important to think about proper safety and comfort. Dressing in layers is a great way to insulate yourself against the frigid air, and investing in quality outerwear is always a sound decision. So, whatever activity you and your family decide to partake in this winter just make sure you protect your extremities and stay warm!

A LOCAL STAR

Anyone who's ever visited the David Dunlap Observatory knows it's an incredibly special place. Not only is it strikingly beautiful, it also carries an aura that's almost surreal; perhaps that's why it was chosen to be a star, -in the figurative sense of course. In 1960 the film "Universe" was released by the National Film Board of Canada, and was met with much praise. It was nominated for an Oscar in the 'best documentary' category the year it was released, and offered some of the most vivid special effects anyone had ever seen....

THE DAVID DUNLAP OBSERVATORY AND ITS INFLUENCE ON POPULAR CULTURE

You may be interested to know, the David Dunlap Observatory has actually contributed a great deal to the world of science fiction and popular culture, more than you might realize.

POPULAR TRADITIONS BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS

In the spirit of this holiday season, here are a few of the most popular pre-Christmas traditions that people observe today.

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