Special Events

Every week in the summer and fall and occasionally in winter (in addition to our regular daily tours) we offer extra-special experiences that take you beyond our usual  offerings.

These excursions allow those who want to…to go farther, see more, or behold something truly rare.

Want the ultimate dark sky experience in the Canadian Rockies?  We’ve got it for you!

CURRENT SPECIAL EVENTS:

“Wild-Sky Wednesdays”/”Far-Out Fridays”

(most Wednesdays & Fridays in summer – 10 pm in summer / 9 pm in fall)

*** Transportation NOT included for this activity ***

At Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (meet/check-in at our desk in the Main Lodge), then drive together to stargazing location

NOTE: This tour requires a minimum of 10 participants to run. If this number is not met before start-time, participants will join the rest of our Planetarium / Telescope COMBO guests for the evening and be refunded the difference in price.

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Join astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for an out-of-this-world Rocky Mountain evening experience:

* includes our world-exclusive dome theatre experience with a LIVE astronomy expert AND our Telescope Experience
* after participating in the first part of our Planetarium & Telescope Experiences, follow your dark sky guide (who will make an announcement) to 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 enjoy a guided tour of live objects in space as seen through our binoculars

Location: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (meet/check-in at our desk in the Main Lodge)

Duration: up to 3 hours (come-and-go as-you-like)

Minimum age: 4

Per Person: Adult/$79.00, Youth/$35.00 (ages 4-18)

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Dinner on a mountaintop! 
Sky Tram Star Sessions 

(Saturdays in Sept
Fridays & Saturdays in Oct
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Blast off with astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for an exclusive dining and stargazing experience atop the Jasper Skytram.

Your SkyTram flight will take you nearly 1 km closer to the stars above, to the Skytram Upper Station, where you’ll have the chance to look through the most powerful telescopes in the Canadian Rockies, under the darkest skies in the Rockies.

jasper skytram planetarium auroraJoin us for a guided tour of the Solar System, learning about planets, galaxies, and constellations, and if you’re lucky, you might even see a meteor or the Northern Lights!

You’ll also have a chance to attend a special photographic presentation of some of the best views of Jasper Dark Sky Preserve or a quick workshop about how to photograph objects in the night sky with your DSLR camera.

return Skytram Flight, 3 Course Meal & Stargazing Experience
Depart Skytram lower station at 5:45pm & 7:30pm** (menu)
$129.60 + GST per Adult (16+)
$82 + GST per Youth (6 -15)

return Skytram Flight & Stargazing Experience ONLY (NO meal)
Depart Skytram lower station at 5:45pm & 7:30pm**
$99 + GST per Adult (16+)
$50.51 + GST per Youth (6 -15)

*** IMPORTANT: in order to make your Skytram flight, please arrive at the Lower Skytram Station NO LATER than 20-minutes prior to your flight ***

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2019 Jasper Dark Sky Festival

(Various departure times)
Oct 18-27, 2019

Since its first year nearly a decade ago, the Jasper Dark Sky Festival has since become Canada’s largest celebration of the night sky, regularly drawing guest speakers from the ranks of NASA astronauts and Hollywood celebrities…

>>> FULL SCHEDULE of our 2019 Dark Sky Festival events and activities  <<<

NOTE: All of our Telescope and Binocular Experiences are a learning opportunity with many outdoor activities that are not weather-dependent and weather-permitting views of the sky. While we DO NOT need the sky to be completely clear to use our telescopes and/or binocolars, we CAN NOT guarantee clear skies. We DO NOT provide refunds if skies are too cloudy to observe with our telescopes and/or binocolars, BUT can offer a “rain check” to re-book for another date if-desired.