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.

Winter Telescope Tour

by Sun Dog Tours

LIVE guided tour of the largest, most powerful telescope in the Rockies, how telescopes work, a look at the latest archived imagery from our telescopes in Jasper, workshop on how to photograph the sky with your DSLR camera.

 If Mother Nature is kind enough to grace us with clear skies, live views through our telescopes from outdoors, next to the planetarium. This is an outdoor event, please dress warm.
(This does not include the Planetarium program)

(Note: we DO NOT guarantee clear skies or provide refunds if skies are cloudy, yet we will make sure that you do learn something. If the sky is clear or clearing, the outdoor evening experience may include stargazing… again with weather-permitting.)

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Regular Price: From $29
Child Price: From $12.5

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Winter Planetarium Experience

by Sun Dog Tours

Jasper is one of the smallest towns in North America with its very own planetarium. Join the virtual guided tour in our inflated domed theatre LIVE with our astronomy guides, exploring local constellations, auroras, the Milky Way, to the edge of the universe from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve.

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 very own planetarium. Join the virtual guided tour in our inflated domed theatre LIVE with our astronomy guides, exploring local constellations, auroras, the Milky Way, to the edge of the universe from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve (Includes Q&A with staff / This program does not include the Telescopes Experience)

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Regular Price: From $29
Child Price: From $12.50


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Jasper Planetarium Nightly Experiences

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Tour the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve in our air-supported 35-seat dome theatre.

Our experienced astronomy guides will personally take you on the Rockies’ only 100% sit-down tour for a world-exclusive look at the heavens over the lakes, canyons, glaciers and mountaintops of Jasper Dark Sky Preserve. You’ll discover the “Canadian” constellations of the aboriginal First Nations (exclusive to our dome), catch a meteor shower, and see a spectacular display of the Northern Light.


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Regular Price: From $29
Child Price: From $12.50

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Winter Planetarium and Telescope Experience

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“The Full Experience”, guided Planetarium dome theatre tour plus educational Telescope Experience.

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 very own planetarium. Join the virtual guided tour in our inflated domed theatre LIVE with our astronomy guides, exploring local constellations, auroras, the Milky Way, to the edge of the universe from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve (Includes Q&A with staff)

Telescopes 101: LIVE guided tour of the largest, most powerful telescope in the Rockies, 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, workshop on how to photograph the sky with your DSLR camera, …and if Mother Nature is kind enough to grace us with clear skies, live views through our telescopes from outdoors, next to the planetarium. This is an outdoor event,


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Regular Price: From $49
Child Price: From $22.50

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Telescope Stargazing

by Sun Dog Tours

Take a guided tour of planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and even the chance to view meteors or the Northern Lights – all through the largest telescope in the Rockies.

Our experienced astronomy experts will personally guide you through the skies from our dark sky observing location right outside the planetarium. You may also have the chance to view distant objects in deep space in brilliant full colour through our new video telescope .

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Regular Price: From $20

Child Price: From $20

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