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Adult Ages 18+
Youth Ages 4-17
a star in the night sky with Gallery Arcturus in the background

the Whirlpool Galaxy ‘eating’ a smaller galaxy, as seen LIVE through one of our telescopes

OPEN most Thursdays and Fridays, Dec 2023 – March 2024 (if you do not see available dates to book, please email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you after our yearly closure that lasts from Nov 19 – Dec 4)


Join us for a spectacular Dark Sky and Dinner combination. Delight in a meal at Aalto, the new restaurant at Pyramid Lake Lodge (view menu) overlooking the shores of Pyramid Lake. Afterwards, you’ll head outside to some of the Canadian Rockies’ most powerful telescopes, where Jasper Planetarium guides will provide you with the opportunity to stargaze within the second-largest Dark Sky preserve in the world.


Stargazer_Lakeside_Dinner_Food_Jasper_Planetarium_Aalto-PyramidLakeLodge(Prices do not include GST, wine pairing, or restaurant gratuity applied at check-out for purchase of this package online or by phone)

Your tour package includes…

  • award-winning guided telescope tour
  • ‘weather-proof’ evening program
  • FREE 2-year rain-check if cloudy
  • dinner next to our observing location

In addition to weather-permitting views of stars, planets, galaxies and more, you’ll also have the opportunity for a variety of hands-on experiences and activities, to enhance your tour. Things like:

  • orion nebula jasper planetarium

    the Orion Nebula, as seen LIVE through a telescope at The Jasper Planetarium

    an interactive guided tour of some of the most powerful telescopes in the North American Rockies and how they work

  • a look at the latest 4K ‘instant-replays’ of live views as seen through our telescopes in Jasper
  • hands-on experiences: make an aurora, hold a meteorite! (NEW come touch our new Moon rock! AND Mars rock!!)
  • also, if the skies are clear enough, we will offer LIVE guided viewing through our telescopes***

Duration: approx 2.5-3 hours

Aalto restaurant at Pyramid Lake Lodge ***IMPORTANT:
The start time you book for is the time you will begin your tour with dinner at Aalto restaurant at Pyramid Lake Lodge. (The telescope portion of your tour will begin 2 hours later at the Pyramid Lake Lodge boathouse.)
When you book, Planetarium guest services staff will enter your dinner reservation upon your booking of this package. In rare instances where the start time you have booked is not available as a dinner reservation, we will contact you to arrange an alternate dinner start-time.***

This is a partially outdoor event so please dress warmly!

Please note: This tour does not include the Planetarium dome

A word on weather: The Telescope Experience is an ‘edutaining’ experience with weather permitting views of the sky. While we do not need the sky to be completely clear to use our telescopes, we CAN NOT guarantee clear skies. We DO NOT provide refunds if the skies are too cloudy, but this tour includes a telescope “rain check” to re-book for another date. (Just contact us and remind us of the name you booked under and the date you originally booked for and you’re good to go!)

Our cancellation policy is 24 hours – the best in the Rockies!

Book online now!