FAQ

Learn more about the Jasper Dark Sky Festival presented by Rocky Mountaineer in Jasper, Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions


We are following AHS and Town of Jasper Social Distancing guidelines:

The safest way to keep individuals from contracting or spreading COVID-19 is to eliminate or reduce physical contact. Physical distancing involves taking steps to limit the number of people you come into close contact with. This is not the same as isolation, but you do need to avoid being in close contact with people. Face coverings that fully cover one’s nose, mouth and chin are mandatory in the town of Jasper: 

  • On the west side of Connaught Drive between Hazel Avenue and Aspen Avenue;
  • On Patricia Street between Hazel Avenue and Pyramid Lake Road;
  • On all connecting public sidewalks between those streets;
  • On all public sidewalks where a 2-metre distance cannot be maintained; and
  • In all public indoor spaces, including all businesses, facilities, patios and indoor areas that are open to the public.

There are several exceptions to this municipal bylaw, including children under two, people prevented from wearing a face covering due to medical conditions, and people eating or drinking while at assigned seating within the establishment from which they obtained the food or drink. People do not have to prove that they are medically exempt from wearing a mask. We will continue to monitor AHS updates and the current environment which may result in the tightening or loosening of certain policies.

Where is the Festival and where are the events held?

The festival is held in the town-site of Jasper, Canada. Events are held at various locations throughout Jasper National Park.

When does the Festival take place?

Jasper's Dark Sky Festival runs from October 16-25, 2020. Check our events page for a full listing of events that are taking place. October is also Dark Sky month in Jasper National Park and there are many great events happening throughout the month.

What is the weather like in October in Jasper?

The average temperature tends to drop and fluctuate during the month of October. The highs can be around 15°C and the lows around -5°C.

How do I get to the events?

Many of the events will take place outdoors, and while these spaces are considered accessible, attendees should be aware that the terrain may be difficult to maneuver. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have questions about specific events or need to make special accommodation requests.

Are tickets refundable?

Tickets are refundable if you are unable to attend.

How can I present my ticket to gain entry to the main event?

Download your ticket on your smartphone phone.

Is there assigned seating with my ticket at the main event?

Seats will be provided for all guests. All seating is general admission.

Are children required to purchase a ticket to the main event?

Children 2 and under do not require a ticket for the event. Families with children under the age of 2 are asked to keep their child on their lap. There is no special pricing for groups.

Contact Us


  • Address

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

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