f you are in love with the night skies and stargazing, then you need to stay up late at least one night to check out the skies in Jasper National Park. Jasper is designated as a Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society in Canada and it is the second largest Dark Sky Preserve in the world. It is also easily accessible since there is a town within the limits of the preserve, making it ideal for stargazing.
Jasper is designated as a Dark Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society in Canada
Clouds Above Pyramid Lake.
Finding the Stars Behind the Clouds.
Really Peaceful Evening.
Things to consider before you go:
- Check the moon cycle of the day that you are planning to stargaze
- Plan on staying up late if you are visiting in the summer as sunset does not occur until after 10-11 PM
- Scope out where you will be stargazing in the daylight so that it is not as scary going at night
- Bring a flashlight and/or headlamp to help navigate
- Use the buddy system and never go out at night alone
- Be on the lookout for bears. When it gets cold at night, they travel down to the valleys where it is a little warmer.