Starlit Nights in Jasper National Park

Sep 24, 2015
Delve into a world of stellar cosmos where the sky’s the limit for learning and gazing upon Alberta’s brilliant night sky. As bright summer nights begin to shorten, the month of October celebrates the Dark Sky Festival in Jasper National Park, and people from all over are eager to gaze upon the world’s second largest dark sky preserve.

From October 16-25th, visitors are invited to experience this illuminating festival in the heart of Canada’s largest national park. Turn off the lights and leave the city behind to explore the wonder of the Canadian Rockies by night. Observe billions of shining stars above that’ll leave astronomers and enthusiasts alike feeling out of this world. 

If you’re looking for your own astronomical adventure this October, the Columbia Icefield is a prime location to discover the stars. Join an astronomer guide from The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and explore the night sky from an ancient glacier during a stellar overnight journey. Or, take part in an exclusive evening tour and imagine yourself floating in space 918 feet above the ground on the award-winning Glacier Skywalk.
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