Dark Skies and Northern Lights Jasper National Park

4 nights

Jasper welcomes stargazers to its annual Dark Sky Festival and we want to invite you to enjoy this spectable in October.

The festival itself takes place from in mid-October and we recommend you spend 4-5 nights in Jasper, taking in the sights and sounds of this amazing event, exploring the Dark Sky Preserve, and hopefully getting to view the Northern Lights.

Talk to us about combining this with an autumn trip on the Rocky Mountaineer, a fly-drive holiday taking in Kananaskis, Banff and Lake Louise, or even a city stay in Edmonton or Calgary.


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The Breakdown

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Day 1

Calgary to Jasper

Today you will travel from to Calgary to Jasper; either by car, transfer or if arriving by air from the UK, via Edmonton.

5 nights Jasper

Day 2-4


The next few days can be spent exploring Jasper and it's attractions as well as, of course, taking part in events for the Dark Skies Festival.

Depending on your arrival date in to Jasper (some attractions close October 15), take a nature walk to Mount Edith Cavell or a sidecar motorcyle tour of Jasper or the year round attractions of the Jasper Skytram or a 3.5 hour Discover Wildlife tour.

Don't forget your visit to the Jasper Planetarium too (included).

Day 5

Jasper to Calgary

Today we will either arrange your transfers back to Calgary or Edmonton, or if you are continuing your stay in Canada with your hire car, you will head to your next stop.

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