Experience the artistic side of the Canadian Rockies at Jasper's galleries, and visit the local museums to explore the rich history of the Jasper region. You can also wander through town to see historical landmarks such as the Mystery Rock, the Two Brothers Totem Pole and Locomotive 6015.
Our permanent Historical Gallery includes exhibits on the fur trade, the railway, and early exploration and tourism in Jasper National Park. Among our featured artefacts is Curly Phillips’ canoe, the ice axe from Mt. Alberta, and David Thompson’s musket balls recovered from Athabasca Pass.
The Habitat for the Arts is designed for exploration, engagement and experiences in all things art. You are invited to join in the many music, art, theatre or film nights offered at the Habitat.
Traveling and discovering what makes us human always leads to visual storytellers…whether its a painter capturing the landscape on canvas or a potter creating from raw elements…we always come away with a greater sense of who we are. Without these ‘stories’ and ‘storytellers’ we would be void of culture.
Mountain Galleries Mission is to support and promote living Canadian Artists. Founded in 1992 by Artist/Filmmaker Wendy Wacko, Mountain Galleries is one of the largest commercial galleries in Western Canada with locations in Banff, Jasper & Whistler.
The diversity of the collection is part of their success, museum quality clay, glass, bronze and stone carvings are featured as well as a very carefully curated Inuit collection. The gallery also houses original paintings in oil, acrylic and water color as well as an interesting collection of private edition reproductions that are very reasonably priced.
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.
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...
come outside with our staff for a chance to look through the largest telescope
in the Rockies and learn about planets, stars, distant galaxies, the aurora,
and more under the darkest skies in the Rockies.
A world-exclusive 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!