Meteor shower over the Okanagan

On Saturday, August 11th, the annual Perseid Meteor Shower will be happening, and Okanagan residents will have an opportunity to get a good look at it.

The front lawn of the Gibson Heritage House in Kopje Regional Park north of Lake Country will be open for visitors to lay out their blankets or lawn chairs and watch one of the most active meteor showers of the year.

The free event includes tours and activities for the whole family at the Heritage House from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, while the meteor shower is expected to go from 9:30 PM to 11:00 PM.

Visitors are encouraged to carpool to the event, as there is limited parking.

According to NASA, anywhere from 60 to 70 meteors are expected to fall per hour during the Perseid Meteor Shower.