Jasper Dark Sky Festival 2013: Oct 25 - 27

Join us in Jasper National Park to celebrate October as
Dark Sky Month and our annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival!



October is Dark Sky Month in Jasper!

When you visit Jasper and you want to see something amazing... just look up. Home to the world’s largest accessible Dark Sky preserve, Jasper by day offers a universe of outdoor fun in a wilderness playground and at night, Jasper is a stunning wilderness of stars. Take it all in during the Jasper Dark Sky Festival, this October 25th thru 27th. Don't miss the wonder... revealed.

Watch for events & sky-themed activities all month long.


What is Dark Sky?


Encompassing over 11 000 km2, Jasper National Park became one of the world’s largest preserves and the only one with a town wholly within it.

A star gazing playground, this official status of DSP gives Jasper the responsibility of protecting and promoting the nocturnal environment and clarity of the dark skies. It also means supporting and encouraging public understanding of natural wonder, creating activities and events to celebrating this low-lit distinction, and commemorates a natural lack of lighting.

To celebrate the Park's designation, once again, Jasper in October is defined by the Dark Sky. With a programme of events for everyone young and old, technically gifted in astronomy and those that simply appreciate beauty, there’s something in the night sky for everyone.


Official Hotel Partner:
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Jasper Dark Sky Festival - Schedule of Events

Stars of the Show

Thanks to our other partners:
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

Edmonton Science Outreach Centre