All Five Under Canvas “Grand Circle” Camps DarkSky Certified

Under Canvas has announced that all five of its Grand Circle camps across Utah and ArizonaUnder Canvas Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell - Grand Staircase and Moab—have been recognized as the world’s first official DarkSky-certified resorts, creating the preeminent road trip itinerary for astrotourism. Additionally, Under Canvas announced a new “We Own the Night” campaign, which invites guests to experience the wonder of the night sky.

As part of the new “We Own the Night” campaign, Under Canvas guests can enjoy complimentary, onsite programming such as astronomy talks, full-moon hikes, nightly s’mores, starbathing meditations and moon water rituals. Guests can also search the skies for shooting stars and distant galaxies through the camps’ onsite telescopes; savor celestial-themed food and beverages like Moon & Stars Cheesecake Bites, Galaxy Lemonade and Meteor Mimosas; and enjoy the beauty of the night sky from their private deck or bed inside the brand’s signature Stargazer Tent.

Under Canvas Lake Powell - Grand Staircase Stargazer Tent_Credit_ Bailey Made
Stargazer Tent (Bailey Made/Under Canvas Lake Powell - Grand Staircase)

A proprietary design developed and exclusively made for Under Canvas guests, Stargazer Tents offer guests the chance from inside their tent to spot the constellations from a viewing window located directly above their king-size bed. Children under 18 can also enjoy a stay in their own private, adjacent Kids Tent, which includes a starry night carousel night light that allows for a cozy, celestial-themed night's sleep.

On evenings when there is a full moon, new moon, meteor shower or other celestial event, Under Canvas has plans to host special viewing events on the camps’ yoga decks, complete with dark sky-themed desserts, specialty cocktails, hot cocoa, warm blankets and more. Guests can visit the Under Canvas website for a celestial calendar and information about specific offerings, special events and star parties at each camp.

Good to know: Under Canvas guests can visit all five DarkySky-certified destinations and save 25 percent when they stay at two or more camps.

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