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October 13-22, 2017

Jasper Dark Sky Festival encourages visitors to power down and look up at the clear night sky. Because Jasper is a Royal Astronomical Society of Canada designated Dark Sky Preserve, there is no light pollution to hide the stars from view. 

The festival runs from October 13-22 and offers 3 major keystone events and countless others around town. 



Jasper is a designated Dark Sky Preserve


The festival offers free and paid activities


Learn about astronomy from experts

Jasper SkyTram Star Gazing Sessions

Sky tram

As part of Jasper's Dark Sky Festival, Jasper Sky Tram is offering late night flights with an optional dinner package.


The Star Gazing Sessions bring you almost one kilometre high into the night sky. You'll have an unparalleled view of the stars and access to one of Canada's most powerful telescopes. 

Book your flight during the Dark Sky Festival, or any Saturday and Sunday from September 15th 'til October 28th.

We went in mid-October and it was full of snow, the view was magical and you felt on the top of the world seeing the mountain tops.
Visitor, Trip Advisor
Definitely a must-do in Jasper and the views are spectacular. Every photographer will love these views and the snow was amazing.
Visitor, Trip Advisor

Plan Your Dark Sky Adventure

Choose your Events

There are many things to do at Jasper's Dark Sky Festival, with events and activities being run across town. There's something for everyone, whether you're looking for family-friendly fun, an educational keynote speech, or an exciting outdoor adventure.

You can view the full event listing here

Pack Warm Clothes

The temperatures tend to dip in October in the Rockies. Even if the days are still sunny, the nights will definitely be cold. Remember to pack warm layers and definitely don't forget your toque and mitts!

Get Your Camera Ready

Taking photos of the night sky can be pretty tricky. Check out this post on to discover the best way to capture those bright and beautiful stars.

Book Your Mountain Park Lodges Dark Sky Adventure

Stellar Family Time

Pyramid Lake Resort is the perfect home base for your Dark Sky adventure. Explore the surrounding forest trails and enjoy the gorgeous fall colours.

Amateur Astronomers

Big Neil deGrasse Tyson fan? Us too. Come experience the cosmos without breaking the bank. Marmot Lodge is the perfect casual choice.

Star-crossed Lovers

What's more romantic than the stars?  The Crimson is in town, so you can explore Jasper's quaint shops during the day before heading out to stargaze at night.

Come see what a true night sky really looks like! Jasper Dark Sky Festival is the perfect reason to visit Jasper during the fall. 

Book your escape to the Canadian Rockies.

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