Jasper Dark Sky Festival

Since its first year nearly a decade ago, the Jasper Dark Sky Festival (Oct 18-27 for 2019) has become Canada’s largest celebration of the night sky, regularly drawing thousands of participants, and guest speakers from the ranks of NASA astronauts and Hollywood celebrities…

…The Jasper Planetarium features more events and activities throughout this year’s festival than any other venue!

Here’s our full roster for the 2019 Jasper Dark Sky Festival:

THURSDAY, OCT 17

5:45 pm OR 7:30 pm
Skyram Star Session (evening on a mountaintop) with 3-course meal
‘Blast-off’ for a sunset dinner 1 km above the ground, followed by views through the most powerful telescope in the Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies, on top of the Rockies!
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$129.60/adult, $82/youth (ages 6-15)
BOOK NOW
(5:45 pm seating
7:30 pm seating  )

7:45 pm
Planetarium Experience ONLY
Join staff for an interactive tour of Jasper in our 40 seat dome theatre.

8:15 pm
Skyram Star Session (evening on a mountaintop) ONLY (meal NOT included)
‘Blast-off’ 1 km above the ground for views through the most powerful telescope in the Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies, on top of the Rockies!
$99/adult, $50.51/youth (ages 6-15)
BOOK NOW

9:00 pm
Planetarium & Telescope Experience tour
See local constellations and auroras in a totally re-designed version of our classic planetarium experience in our 40-seat domed theatre. THEN, join us outside with the largest telescope in the Rockies on a guided dark sky tour with our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$59/adult, $25/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

FRIDAY, OCT 18

2:00 pm
NEW…ALL-REQUEST Planetarium Experience 
Ever wish you could “drive” a spaceship? What about traveling through time? We get so many requests to let you – the audience member – control the planetarium, we’ve decided to turn the universe over to you! Tell us what planet, space station, moon, comet, star or other cosmic destination (or dimension) you’d like to go to and we’ll take you there! (Don’t have any ideas? We’ve got some back-pocket ideas to start off with.) You may even get a chance to take the controls of the planetarium (er, ‘universe’) yourself!
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

5:45 pm OR 7:30 pm
Skyram Star Session (evening on a mountaintop) with 3-course meal
‘Blast-off’ for a sunset dinner 1 km above the ground, followed by views through the most powerful telescope in the Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies, on top of the Rockies!
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$129.60/adult, $82/youth (ages 6-15)
BOOK NOW
(5:45 pm seating
7:30 pm seating  )

7:45 pm
NEW Planetarium Experience: “From Jasper to Jupiter”
Our first completely NEW audience-participation planetarium experience in 4 years…In an age of space tourism, BLAST OFF from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve for:

  • a flight through Jasper’s Maligne Valley on your way to sub-orbit
  • an ‘orbital cruise’ around the Earth, including views of Jasper from space
  • ‘ski’ craters on the Moon
  • fly through a comet tail
  • rocket through a giant canyon on Mars
  • dive below the frozen ocean of one of Jupiter’s moons
  • sail the seas of a satellite of Saturn
  • and MORE…all in our 40-seat domed theatre
    Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
    $29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
    BOOK NOW

8:15 pm
Skyram Star Session (evening on a mountaintop) ONLY (meal NOT included)
‘Blast-off’ 1 km above the ground for views through the most powerful telescope in the Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies, on top of the Rockies!
$99/adult, $50.51/youth (ages 6-15)
BOOK NOW

9:00 pm (SOLD OUT)
9:30 pm
Planetarium & Telescope Experience tour
See local constellations and auroras in a totally re-designed version of our classic planetarium experience in our 40-seat domed theatre. THEN, join us outside with the largest telescope in the Rockies on a guided dark sky tour with our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$59/adult, $25/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

SATURDAY, OCT 19

5:45 pm OR 7:30 pm
Skyram Star Session (evening on a mountaintop) with 3-course meal
‘Blast-off’ for a sunset dinner 1 km above the ground, followed by views through the largest telescope in the Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies, on top of the Rockies!
$129.60/adult, $82/youth (ages 6-15)
BOOK NOW
(5:45 pm seating / 7:30 pm seating  )

7:45 pm
NEW Planetarium Experience: “From Jasper to Jupiter”
Our first completely NEW audience-participation planetarium experience in 4 years…In an age of space tourism, BLAST OFF from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve for:

  • a flight through Jasper’s Maligne Valley on your way to sub-orbit
  • an ‘orbital cruise’ around the Earth, including views of Jasper from space
  • ‘ski’ craters on the Moon
  • fly through a comet tail
  • rocket through a giant canyon on Mars
  • dive below the frozen ocean of one of Jupiter’s moons
  • sail the seas of a satellite of Saturn
  • and MORE…all in our 40-seat domed theatre
    Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
    $29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
    BOOK NOW

8:15 pm
Skyram Star Session (evening on a mountaintop) ONLY (meal NOT included)
‘Blast-off’ 1 km above the ground for views through the most powerful telescope in the Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies, on top of the Rockies!
$99/adult, $50.51/youth (ages 6-15)
BOOK NOW

9:00 pm
Planetarium & Telescope Experience tour
See local constellations and auroras in a totally re-designed version of our classic planetarium experience in our 40-seat domed theatre. THEN, join us outside with the largest telescope in the Rockies on a guided dark sky tour with our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$59/adult, $25/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

SUNDAY, OCT 20

12:00 pm
Solar-Gazing & Planetarium
See local constellations and auroras 40-seat domed theatre, then, look at safety-filtered views of solar flares and other details on the Sun with one of our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$39/adult, $19/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

2:00 pm
NEW…ALL-REQUEST Planetarium Experience 
Ever wish you could “drive” a spaceship? What about traveling through time? We get so many requests to let you – the audience member – control the planetarium, we’ve decided to turn the universe over to you! Tell us what planet, space station, moon, comet, star or other cosmic destination (or dimension) you’d like to go to and we’ll take you there! (Don’t have any ideas? We’ve got some back-pocket ideas to start off with.) You may even get a chance to take the controls of the planetarium (er, ‘universe’) yourself!
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

7:45 pm
NEW Planetarium Experience: “From Jasper to Jupiter”
Our first completely NEW audience-participation planetarium experience in 4 years…In an age of space tourism, BLAST OFF from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve for:

  • a flight through Jasper’s Maligne Valley on your way to sub-orbit
  • an ‘orbital cruise’ around the Earth, including views of Jasper from space
  • ‘ski’ craters on the Moon
  • fly through a comet tail
  • rocket through a giant canyon on Mars
  • dive below the frozen ocean of one of Jupiter’s moons
  • sail the seas of a satellite of Saturn
  • and MORE…all in our 40-seat domed theatre
    Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
    $29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
    BOOK NOW

9:00 pm
9:30 pm
Planetarium & Telescope Experience tour

See local constellations and auroras in a totally re-designed version of our classic planetarium experience in our 40-seat domed theatre. THEN, join us outside with the largest telescope in the Rockies on a guided dark sky tour with our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$59/adult, $25/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

MONDAY, OCT 21

7:45 pm
NEW Planetarium Experience: “From Jasper to Jupiter”
Our first completely NEW audience-participation planetarium experience in 4 years…In an age of space tourism, BLAST OFF from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve for:

  • a flight through Jasper’s Maligne Valley on your way to sub-orbit
  • an ‘orbital cruise’ around the Earth, including views of Jasper from space
  • ‘ski’ craters on the Moon
  • fly through a comet tail
  • rocket through a giant canyon on Mars
  • dive below the frozen ocean of one of Jupiter’s moons
  • sail the seas of a satellite of Saturn
  • and MORE…all in our 40-seat domed theatre
    Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
    $29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
    BOOK NOW

9:00 pm
Planetarium & Telescope Experience tour
See local constellations and auroras in a totally re-designed version of our classic planetarium experience in our 40-seat domed theatre. THEN, join us outside with the largest telescope in the Rockies on a guided dark sky tour with our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$59/adult, $25/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

TUESDAY, OCT 22

5:45 pm OR 7:30 pm
Orionid Meteor Shower Skyram Star Session (evening on a mountaintop) with 3-course meal
‘Blast-off’ for a sunset dinner 1 km above the ground, followed by views through the most powerful telescope in the Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies, on top of the Rockies! Also includes weather-permitting guided interpretation of the annual Orionid Meteor Shower.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$129.60/adult, $82/youth (ages 6-15)
BOOK NOW
(5:45 pm seating
7:30 pm seating  )

7:45 pm
NEW Planetarium Experience: “From Jasper to Jupiter”
Our first completely NEW audience-participation planetarium experience in 4 years…In an age of space tourism, BLAST OFF from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve for:

  • a flight through Jasper’s Maligne Valley on your way to sub-orbit
  • an ‘orbital cruise’ around the Earth, including views of Jasper from space
  • ‘ski’ craters on the Moon
  • fly through a comet tail
  • rocket through a giant canyon on Mars
  • dive below the frozen ocean of one of Jupiter’s moons
  • sail the seas of a satellite of Saturn
  • and MORE…all in our 40-seat domed theatre
    Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
    $29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
    BOOK NOW

8:15 pm
Skyram Star Session (evening on a mountaintop) ONLY (meal NOT included)
‘Blast-off’ 1 km above the ground for views through the most powerful telescope in the Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies, on top of the Rockies!
$99/adult, $50.51/youth (ages 6-15)
BOOK NOW

9:00 pm
Planetarium & Telescope Experience tour
See local constellations and auroras in a totally re-designed version of our classic planetarium experience in our 40-seat domed theatre. THEN, join us outside with the largest telescope in the Rockies on a guided dark sky tour with our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$59/adult, $25/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

WEDNESDAY, OCT 23

7:45 pm
NEW Planetarium Experience: “From Jasper to Jupiter”
Our first completely NEW audience-participation planetarium experience in 4 years…In an age of space tourism, BLAST OFF from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve for:

  • a flight through Jasper’s Maligne Valley on your way to sub-orbit
  • an ‘orbital cruise’ around the Earth, including views of Jasper from space
  • ‘ski’ craters on the Moon
  • fly through a comet tail
  • rocket through a giant canyon on Mars
  • dive below the frozen ocean of one of Jupiter’s moons
  • sail the seas of a satellite of Saturn
  • and MORE…all in our 40-seat domed theatre
    Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
    $29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
    BOOK NOW

9:00 pm
Planetarium & Telescope Experience tour
See local constellations and auroras in a totally re-designed version of our classic planetarium experience in our 40-seat domed theatre. THEN, join us outside with the largest telescope in the Rockies on a guided dark sky tour with our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$59/adult, $25/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

9:00 pm
“Wild-Sky Wednesday” planetarium/telescope/dark-sky binocular excursion
Join local astronomy guides from The Jasper Planetarium for an out-of-this-world Rocky Mountain evening experience:
* includes our world-exclusive Planetarium dome theatre experience AND Telescope Experience, both with local astronomy guide
* then, travel to a specially-selected site in the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve
* laser-guided tour of naked-eye constellations and planets (if visible)
* “learn together” with binoculars we supply and look at our Milky Way and deep space objects for yourself
* get tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you’ll also enjoy a guided tour of live objects in space as seen through our telescopes.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$79/adult, $35/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

THURSDAY, OCT 24

7:45 pm
NEW Planetarium Experience: “From Jasper to Jupiter”
Our first completely NEW audience-participation planetarium experience in 4 years…In an age of space tourism, BLAST OFF from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve for:

  • a flight through Jasper’s Maligne Valley on your way to sub-orbit
  • an ‘orbital cruise’ around the Earth, including views of Jasper from space
  • ‘ski’ craters on the Moon
  • fly through a comet tail
  • rocket through a giant canyon on Mars
  • dive below the frozen ocean of one of Jupiter’s moons
  • sail the seas of a satellite of Saturn
  • and MORE…all in our 40-seat domed theatre
    Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
    $29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
    BOOK NOW

9:00 pm
Planetarium & Telescope Experience tour
See local constellations and auroras in a totally re-designed version of our classic planetarium experience in our 40-seat domed theatre. THEN, join us outside with the largest telescope in the Rockies on a guided dark sky tour with our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$59/adult, $25/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

FRIDAY, OCT 25

1:00 pm
NEW…ALL-REQUEST Planetarium Experience 
Ever wish you could “drive” a spaceship? What about traveling through time? We get so many requests to let you – the audience member – control the planetarium, we’ve decided to turn the universe over to you! Tell us what planet, space station, moon, comet, star or other cosmic destination (or dimension) you’d like to go to and we’ll take you there! (Don’t have any ideas? We’ve got some back-pocket ideas to start off with.) You may even get a chance to take the controls of the planetarium (er, ‘universe’) yourself!
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

5:45 pm OR 7:30 pm
Skyram Star Session (evening on a mountaintop) with 3-course meal
‘Blast-off’ for a sunset dinner 1 km above the ground, followed by views through the most powerful telescope in the Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies, on top of the Rockies!
$129.60/adult, $82/youth (ages 6-15)
BOOK NOW
(5:45 pm seating / 7:30 pm seating )

7:45 pm
NEW Planetarium Experience: “From Jasper to Jupiter”
Our first completely NEW audience-participation planetarium experience in 4 years…In an age of space tourism, BLAST OFF from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve for:

  • a flight through Jasper’s Maligne Valley on your way to sub-orbit
  • an ‘orbital cruise’ around the Earth, including views of Jasper from space
  • ‘ski’ craters on the Moon
  • fly through a comet tail
  • rocket through a giant canyon on Mars
  • dive below the frozen ocean of one of Jupiter’s moons
  • sail the seas of a satellite of Saturn
  • and MORE…all in our 40-seat domed theatre
    Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
    $29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
    BOOK NOW

8:15 pm
Skyram Star Session (evening on a mountaintop) ONLY (meal NOT included)
‘Blast-off’ 1 km above the ground for views through the most powerful telescope in the Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies, on top of the Rockies!
$99/adult, $50.51/youth (ages 6-15)
BOOK NOW

9:00 pm
Planetarium & Telescope Experience tour
See local constellations and auroras in a totally re-designed version of our classic planetarium experience in our 40-seat domed theatre. THEN, join us outside with the largest telescope in the Rockies on a guided dark sky tour with our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$59/adult, $25/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

9:00 pm
“Far Out Friday” planetarium/telescope/dark-sky binocular excursion
Join local astronomy guides from The Jasper Planetarium for an out-of-this-world Rocky Mountain evening experience:
* includes our world-exclusive Planetarium dome theatre experience AND Telescope Experience, both with local astronomy guide
* then, travel to a specially-selected site in the world’s largest accessible dark sky preserve
* laser-guided tour of naked-eye constellations and planets (if visible)
* “learn together” with binoculars we supply and look at our Milky Way and deep space objects for yourself
* get tips on how to use your DSLR camera to photograph auroras and the Milky Way
* if weather permits, you’ll also enjoy a guided tour of live objects in space as seen through our telescopes.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$79/adult, $35/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

SATURDAY, OCT 26

12:00 pm
Planetarium Experience
Enter our 40-seat domed theatre and take a fun, funny, inspirational journey through the local constellations and auroras of Jasper Dark Sky Preserve with one of our knowledgeable astronomy guides.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

1:00 pm
NEW…ALL-REQUEST Planetarium Experience 
Ever wish you could “drive” a spaceship? What about traveling through time? We get so many requests to let you – the audience member – control the planetarium, we’ve decided to turn the universe over to you! Tell us what planet, space station, moon, comet, star or other cosmic destination (or dimension) you’d like to go to and we’ll take you there! (Don’t have any ideas? We’ve got some back-pocket ideas to start off with.) You may even get a chance to take the controls of the planetarium (er, ‘universe’) yourself!
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

2:00 pm
Solar-Gazing & Planetarium
See local constellations and auroras 40-seat domed theatre, then, look at safety-filtered views of solar flares and other details on the Sun with one of our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$39/adult, $19/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

5:45 pm OR 7:30 pm
Skyram Star Session (evening on a mountaintop) with 3-course meal
‘Blast-off’ for a sunset dinner 1 km above the ground, followed by views through the most powerful telescope in the Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies, on top of the Rockies!
$129.60/adult, $82/youth (ages 6-15)
BOOK NOW
(5:45 pm seating / 7:30 pm seating  )

7:45 pm
NEW Planetarium Experience: “From Jasper to Jupiter”
Our first completely NEW audience-participation planetarium experience in 4 years…In an age of space tourism, BLAST OFF from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve for:

  • a flight through Jasper’s Maligne Valley on your way to sub-orbit
  • an ‘orbital cruise’ around the Earth, including views of Jasper from space
  • ‘ski’ craters on the Moon
  • fly through a comet tail
  • rocket through a giant canyon on Mars
  • dive below the frozen ocean of one of Jupiter’s moons
  • sail the seas of a satellite of Saturn
  • and MORE…all in our 40-seat domed theatre
    Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
    $29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
    BOOK NOW

8:15 pm
Skyram Star Session (evening on a mountaintop) ONLY (meal NOT included)
‘Blast-off’ 1 km above the ground for views through the most powerful telescope in the Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies, on top of the Rockies!
$99/adult, $50.51/youth (ages 6-15)
BOOK NOW

9:00 pm
Planetarium & Telescope Experience tour
See local constellations and auroras in a totally re-designed version of our classic planetarium experience in our 40-seat domed theatre. THEN, join us outside with the largest telescope in the Rockies on a guided dark sky tour with our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$59/adult, $25/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

SUNDAY, OCT 27

1:00 pm
NEW…ALL-REQUEST Planetarium Experience 
Ever wish you could “drive” a spaceship? What about traveling through time? We get so many requests to let you – the audience member – control the planetarium, we’ve decided to turn the universe over to you! Tell us what planet, space station, moon, comet, star or other cosmic destination (or dimension) you’d like to go to and we’ll take you there! (Don’t have any ideas? We’ve got some back-pocket ideas to start off with.) You may even get a chance to take the controls of the planetarium (er, ‘universe’) yourself!
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

2:00 pm
Solar-Gazing & Planetarium
See local constellations and auroras 40-seat domed theatre, then, look at safety-filtered views of solar flares and other details on the Sun with one of our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$39/adult, $19/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW

7:45 pm
NEW Planetarium Experience: “From Jasper to Jupiter”
Our first completely NEW audience-participation planetarium experience in 4 years…In an age of space tourism, BLAST OFF from Jasper Dark Sky Preserve for:

  • a flight through Jasper’s Maligne Valley on your way to sub-orbit
  • an ‘orbital cruise’ around the Earth, including views of Jasper from space
  • ‘ski’ craters on the Moon
  • fly through a comet tail
  • rocket through a giant canyon on Mars
  • dive below the frozen ocean of one of Jupiter’s moons
  • sail the seas of a satellite of Saturn
  • and MORE…all in our 40-seat domed theatre
    Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
    $29/adult, $15/youth (ages 4-17)
    BOOK NOW

9:00 pm
Planetarium & Telescope Experience tour
See local constellations and auroras in a totally re-designed version of our classic planetarium experience in our 40-seat domed theatre. THEN, join us outside with the largest telescope in the Rockies on a guided dark sky tour with our knowledgeable astronomy experts.
Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, meet in the Main Lodge
$59/adult, $25/youth (ages 4-17)
BOOK NOW