About The Festival

Learn more about the Jasper Dark Sky Festival presented by Rocky Mountaineer in Jasper, Canada. Welcome to Jasper National Park, home to one of the World's largest Dark Sky Preserves.

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Meet the Host of the 2018 Jasper Dark Sky Festival

Niki Wilson is thrilled to host the Jasper Dark Sky Festival for a fourth time. When not introducing you to the talented guests on the main stage she works as a science writer, covering nature and the environment for publications like BBCEarth, Motherboard, Canadian Wildlife Magazine, Natural History Magazine and Canadian Geographic. She’s always looking for creative ways to communicate science, whether it be producing and hosting events, working on documentaries, or teaching.

If you see her around, please say hello! She’d love to hear your Dark Sky Festival stories.


What is a Dark Sky Preserve?

In 2011, Jasper was designated as a Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, due to its limited light pollution that creates ideal conditions for dark sky viewing.


Frequently Asked Questions

We're here to help! We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions and provided answers so you can enjoy the full festival experience.

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Be prepared

Jasper’s Dark Sky invites astronomers at every level to gaze upon the wonder of one of the world’s largest dark sky preserves.



About Jasper

Welcome to your base of adventure. From here, depart the curious and free spirited. The restless of mind and body. The explorers and wanderers whose destination awaits one adventure beyond. Your destination? The largest National Park in the Canadian Rockies – an 11,000 square kilometre swath of untamed wilderness. A designated Dark Sky Preserve and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jasper National Park welcomes all those prepared to venture beyond.