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.

Jasper (summer) 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

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Jasper (summer) 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

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Jasper (summer) 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

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Jasper Dark Sky (winter) Telescope Experience ONLY

by Jasper Planetarium

View local 'Canadian' constellations, learn how the Northern Lights appear and take a guided tour of the heavens above Jasper Dark Sky Preserve.


  • relax under the stars on our dark sky viewing plateau in an authentic First Nations tepee 
  • refreshments: s'mores and hot chocolate 
  • tour of the largest telescope in the Rockies 
  • instant-replay of recent celestial views from our NEW video telescope 
  • weather-permitting LIVE views through our telescopes** 

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Regular Price: From $40
Child Price: From $20

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Jasper Dark Sky (winter) Planetarium Experience ONLY

by Jasper Planetarium

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 $9.00


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Jasper Dark Sky (winter) Planetarium & Telescope Experience COMBO

by Jasper Planetarium

This evening experience features both the Jasper Planetarium and the Dark Sky Plateau at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Join the Jasper Planetarium in their indoor dome for an interstellar adventure, afterwards enjoy a warm beverage and s'mores on the Beauvert Plateau for star gazing.


  •  astrophotography tips - how to capture auroras and the Milky Way with your camera 
  • relax under the stars on our dark sky viewing plateau in an authentic First Nations tepee 
  • refreshments: s'mores and hot chocolate 
  • tour of the largest telescope in the Rockies 
  • instant-replay of recent celestial views from our NEW video telescope 
  • weather-permitting LIVE views through our telescopes** 
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Regular Price: From $65
Child Price: From $20

780-852-4056