Enjoy Jasper, Alberta's Dark Skies Star Festival
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Throughout its four-day length, this festival will focus on astronomy in the wilderness, particularly in the Canadian Rockies, according to Tourism Jasper. The event's programs will focus on both the daytime and the nighttime skies, providing a wealth of fascinating information to participants.
Travelers on Canada rail tours who come to the Dark Skies Star Festival will be able to enjoy numerous activities during this event. In keeping with the focus of the festival, many of the individual events will take place at night, including a midnight lunch, nighttime hiking and a great deal more. The festival will conclude its run on September 24 with a "dark sky party."
Jasper National Park, home to the world's largest Dark Sky Preserve as designated by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, is the largest park of its kind in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Together, Jasper and these other facilities make up an officially designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.