As daylight hours begin to recede, October is the ideal time to celebrate the skies with the annual Jasper Dark Sky Festival, an ever-growing festival aimed at connecting all ages to our universe and beyond.
There are a variety of fun events throughout October, some paid and some free. Check out the full schedule here or pick up the event guide at the Jasper Visitor’s Centre (500 Connaught Drive).
A regular iPhone photo won’t cut it! Learn more with these night sky photography tips listed in our Dark Sky Blog. Interested in learning more about dark sky photography? Sign up for a 4 evening workshop during the festival!
October in Jasper can be a little chilly. Don’t forget mitts, scarves and toques—just in case.
Wake up to elk grazing on the dew covered grass outside your cabin door. Choices abound, but one thing is certain, you’ll be warm and cozy during your stay in Jasper. Book your Jasper accommodation here.
Cheers to a beer that will put stars in your eyes! The Jasper Brewing Co. has been an innovator in the craft beer scene ever since they became the first Canadian brewery to open in a national park, and their newest creation will not disappoint. Created especially for (and only available during) the Jasper Dark Sky Festival, this English-style brown ale showcases Alberta barley. Coming in at 4.9% abv, the Dark Sky Brown Ale will be available on tap for most of October.
Take your taste buds out of this world with a Galaxy Cookie from Coco’s Cafe! This coffee shop is a local favourite and these lemon sugar cookies are partly why. Fun for the kids and the perfect snack for late-night stargazing, don’t miss these annual treats,only available during the Jasper Dark Sky Festival. Galaxy cookies will be available for sale at Coco’s Cafe with pre-orders available as well.