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19th Annual Island Star Party (ISP)

Get Ready for:


2014 ISP At Bright Angel Park

Cowichan Station

"The Hub of the Universe"

Starts Aug 22nd at 4:00 pm

Ends  Aug 24th at 12:00pm

Legal Posters:  B&W or Color

Lat  48 44.0246'N   Long 123  40.5144' W   


The ISP could not be held without the generous support of the following sponsors. Please take the time to view the websites and support these individuals:

        Celestron Telescope

         Camosun College Student Society

          SkyWatcher/Pacific Telescopes

         Cowichan Valley Naturalist Society

        Astrophysics Productions

         RASC, Victoria Centre





Bright Angel Park, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

Head North to Duncan on HWY 1

Turn LEFT on Koksilah Road, RIGHT on Tigwell Road


OR West on Bench Rd (between Duncan and Koksilah Rd)


 ****Caution: there is a low clearance train bridge on Koksilah Rd south of the park. It can be bypassed by turning left at the train bridge. If your an over-height vehicle read below ***


Motor home and Trailer Entrance:

Head North to Duncan on HWY 1

Turn LEFT (west) on Allenby Road, LEFT (two blocks down) on Koksilah Road

LEFT on Tigwell Road

Elevation: 62 Meters (200 feet)

see Map


Individual: $20.00 18+

Family: $30.00 includes 2 Adults and 3 children up to 17yrs, additional children are $5.00 per child.

Prices include whole weekend admission , door prizes, and lectures.


      To pre-register:

Click on the ISP Membership Form to download and print.

Bring the completed form with you to the ISP

Starparty Site Map        Site Map

Schedule of Events

Family Door Prizes and Raffles (drawn Friday and Saturday evenings)

Great 360 viewing,

Schedule of Events

Please check back often as more information is added.


Excellent camping area on site or motel/hotel in nearby Duncan.

For hotel/motel accommodation click on the link Duncan Hotels Motels

Bed and Breakfast


Washroom facilities

Campground area

Qualified first aid attendants on site

Covered Picnic area

Food Services

Food services Will Not be available at the star party this year.

       The registration desk will have a list of local food services in near by.

Duncan, Whippletree and Valley View They are 10 to 15 minutes away.

Some delivery services may be available

What to Bring

Suntan Lotion

Bug Spray

Lawn Chairs

Warm Clothing


Please refrain from bringing your pets.  If you must bring your pet:

Ensure they are on a lead at all times (park rules)

Keep them away from the food area and telescope field 

For complete set of Star Party etiquette & rules, click here

More Information     

Email : president@starfinders.ca or


Past Star Parties

ISP Sponsors:   starparty 11  starparty 10  starparty 09   starparty 08   starparty 07

ISP Images:    starparty 10  starparty 09   starparty 08   starparty 07

                                   View our Photo/Image Galley to see more photos of past ISP Events