Dark Sky Preserve

In 2011, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada designated Jasper National Park as a dark sky preserve, an area where almost no artificial lighting is visible at night. Each October, we celebrate our star-gazing playground with the Jasper Dark Sky Festival.

Closed for April, except for Earth Day weekend (April 20-22). Reopens May 1st!

Planetarium & Telescope Experience COMBO

by Jasper Planetarium

In addition to being the world's largest most accessible dark sky preserve, Jasper is also one of the smallest towns in North America with its own planetarium.

Enjoy an entertaining, fun-filled evening of astronomy. This full program includes both Planetarium Experience & Telescope Experience.  

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Regular Price: From $55
Child Price: From $20

780-852-4056
Closed for April, except for Earth Day weekend (April 20-22). Reopens May 1st!

Planetarium Experience ONLY

by Jasper Planetarium

In addition to being the world's largest accessible dark sky preserve, Jasper is also one of the smallest towns in North America with its own planetarium.

Welcome to our virtual guided tour in our inflated domed theatre LIVE with our astronomy guides. Orbit the Earth, looking down on night time storms and the auroras. Explore local constellations, the Northern Lights, the Milky Way, and right to the edge of the universe from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve. 

Includes time for a Q&A with staff. 

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Adult: From $29
Child: From $9

780-852-4056
Closed for April, except for Earth Day weekend (April 20-22). Reopens May 1st!

Telescope Experience ONLY

by Jasper Planetarium

Join us for an interactive guided tour of the largest, most powerful telescope in the Rockies. An explanation of how telescopes work and how to pick the right one for you to explore the sky.

A look at the latest archived imagery from our telescopes in Jasper. A workshop on how to photograph the sky with your DSLR camera. Also, if the skies are clear enough, we will offer hands-on viewing through our telescopes* next to the planetarium. This can be an outdoor event so please dress warm. 

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Regular Price: From $29
Child Price: From $9

780-852-4056