Welcome to the Jasper Dark Sky Preserve

Where to observe the skies

There are several public observation sites in the park that have excellent opportunities for star gazing, and offer accommodation nearby. The two main sites are:

Pyramid Island. Within 15 minutes from Jasper, this magical place offers excellent dark skies with a scenic lake and Pyramid Mountain as backdrop.

Athabasca Glacier. Experience the darkest skies in the park in a spectacular alpine environment, yet within a kilometre of a hotel and two campgrounds.

The park also offers several excellent observation sites for groups and events. These are not normally accessible to the public after dark, but can be reserved for use by star gazing groups or events.

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