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 major keystone events and countless others around town.
There are plenty of options to choose from during Jasper's Dark Sky Festival, with events and activities all over town. There's something for everyone, whether you're looking for family-friendly fun, an educational keynote speech, or an exciting outdoor adventure, we've got it.
You can view the full event schedule here.
Learn about Space technology, sustainability and how it relates & benefits Canada's farming and agriculture.
Have you ever hiked...in the dark? Take a guided hike to some of Jasper's hidden gems. Learn about the stars and nocturnal animals as you go.
Learn how the town keeps its' Dark Sky Preserve designation and the benefits it brings to those who live here, animals included. Finish with stargazing.
The temperatures tend to dip in October in the Rockies. Even if the days are sunny, the nights will definitely be cold. Remember to pack 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.