• Jasper Alberta, Jasper National Park Jasper National Park Hiking
  • HikeJasper.com
  • Tour Canadian Rockies on Facebook
  • Wildlife on Video

Jasper was designated as a Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomy Society in Canada, due to its limited light pollution.

Jasper National Park's Dark Sky Preserve Festival

The Jasper Dark Sky Festival began with the goal of celebrating and preserving this status that also creates ideal conditions for dark sky viewing. At 11,000 square kilometres, Jasper National Park has a limitless amount of observation sites.

Jasper's Dark Sky Festival is held in the townsite of Jasper, Canada. Events are also held at various locations throughout Jasper National Park.

Great Jasper Dark Sky Observation Sites

Favourite Dark Sky viewing sites in Jasper National Park:

1. Marmot Meadows
2. Pyramid Island
3. Athabasca Glacier
4. Jasper House

Favourite Dark Sky viewing sites from farther away:

1. Maligne Lake
2. Old Fort Point
3. Big Bend

Group Dark Sky observation sites(may be only open to groups/events):

1. Annette Lake
2. Palisades
3. Jasper Airfield
4. Snaring Overflow campground

Have a Great Time at Jasper's Annual Dark Sky Preserve Festival and remember to Power Down!