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 sixth 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, 2019 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.

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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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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.

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Getting Here

How to get to Jasper

Jasper is a place where taking the path less traveled rewards you with an authentic experience. We’re not on the main road or the main route. The journey to is as exceptional as the destination.

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Dark Sky Festival Official Merchanidise

Official Dark Sky Clothing and Accessories

Available for purchase at the festival, this limited-edition line of clothing and accessories are the perfect way to commemorate Jasper's world-renowned two-week stargazing bonanza.

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Jasper Dark Sky Festival Schedule

Schedule of Events

This years festival is packed with exciting events, speakers and hands on activities. Download your schedule here!

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Dark Sky Festival Star Pixies

Star Pixie Information

Keep an eye out for the Dark Sky Pixies, aka Festival Champion, in Jasper during the weekend of October 25th! These queens of the night sky can be found in and around local businesses with information on all the events that are happening. Here’s the schedule for when these 4 characters will be out and about.

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Contact Us

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    Tourism Jasper
    500 Connaught Dr.
    Jasper, AB, Canada T0E 1E0