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.
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.
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.
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!
Taking photos of the night sky can be pretty tricky. Check out this post on jasper.travel to discover the best way to capture those bright and beautiful stars.
Pyramid Lake Resort is the perfect home base for your Dark Sky adventure. Explore the surrounding forest trails and enjoy the gorgeous fall colours.
Big Neil deGrasse Tyson fan? Us too. Come experience the cosmos without breaking the bank. Marmot Lodge is the perfect casual choice.
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.