Festival Info

Learn more about the Jasper Dark Sky Festival

Meet your festival host

Niki Wilson is thrilled to host the Jasper Dark Sky Festival for the eighth 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.

Niki Wilson, Jasper Dark Sky Festival Host

Everything you need to know

Jasper’s Dark Sky Preserve

What is a Dark Sky Preserve?

With little light pollution and optimal conditions for dark sky viewing. Jasper was designated as a Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.


Preparing for the festival

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


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.

Window Painting Project

Window Painting

Tour downtown Jasper to discover original artwork pieces inspired by the wonders of exploration and discovery created by artist Keenan Kirk (Kidpixel). How many can you find?

Dark Sky Blackberry Lemonade Sour

On tap at Jasper Brewing Company

Bursting with Blackberries and Lemon Juice this slightly tart brew is the perfect treat whilst star gazing. Available at Jasper Brewing Company.

Dark Sky Distillery

Official Gin of The Dark Sky Festival

Celebrate our jaw-dropping universe with this heavenly trio, featuring the official gin of the Jasper Dark Sky Festival. As the name suggests, it’s best served with a slice of northern lights and a side of mountains in October. Are those stars shining in the sky or in your eyes? After a few of these sublime bevvies, who can say.

Contact Us

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    Tourism Jasper
    500 Connaught Drive
    Jasper, AB, Canada T0E 1E0

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