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.
A world-exclusive interactive experience, designed for and only available in Jasper:
Enjoy our fun, funny, inspiring 'audience-participation' guided tour in our 50-seat domed theatre LIVE with our astronomy experts...
the "Canadian" constellations, local views of the Northern Lights,
and the Milky Way, then orbit the Earth, looking down on Jasper from space and
blast off through the solar system, right to the edge of the universe and back
- all in 35 minutes!
Enjoy a full evening of cosmic exploration in the world's largest dark sky preserve.
First, take-part in a fun, funny, inspiring 'audience-participation' guided tour of Jasper Dark Sky Preserve in our 50-seat domed theatre LIVE with our astronomy experts...
...Then, come outside
with our knowledgeable astronomy staff for clear-or-cloudy chance to explore
planets, stars, distant galaxies, the aurora, and more under the darkest skies
in the Rockies.