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Power Down & Look Up: 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 major keystone events and countless others around town. 


Plan Your Dark Sky Adventure

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

Stellar Dark Sky Events

Space to Spoon Exhibition

Learn about Space technology, sustainability and how it relates & benefits Canada's farming and agriculture.

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Full Moon Hike

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.

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Jasper Dark Sky Experience

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.

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Tips for attending Jasper Dark Sky Festival


Pack Warm Clothes

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!

Get Your Camera Ready

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.

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.
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Definitely a must-do in Jasper and the views are spectacular. Every photographer will love these views and the snow was amazing.
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Book Your Dark Sky Adventure & Save

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.

Save 35% on your Jasper Dark Sky Festival room rate. Jasper Dark Sky Festival is the perfect reason to visit Jasper during the fall. 

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