Stargaze
Star Sessions

Under The Alpine Night Sky

Every Friday and Saturday night this October... blast off with astronomy experts from The Jasper Planetarium for an exclusive dining and stargazing experience atop the Jasper SkyTram. After a virtual orientation of the sky in an inflatable planetarium, your SkyTram flight will take you 1 km closer to the stars above at the Upper Station. You'll have access to the most powerful telescopes in the Canadian Rockies under the darkest skies in Canada.

Join a guided tour, learning about planets, galaxies, and constellations, and more. You'll also have a chance to attend a visual showcase of Jasper's most iconic destinations at night and an astrophotography experience with local guides. If you're lucky, you might even see a meteor or the northern lights... All on top of a mountain!*

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Dinner, Flight & Stargazing

Adult (16+) Includes return SkyTram Flight, Dinner, & Stargazing Experience $135.45 + GST

Youth (6 -15) Includes return SkyTram Flight, Dinner, & Stargazing Experience $87.45 + GST

Child (5 and under) Includes return SkyTram Flight, (dinner paid separately) & Stargazing Experience FREE

  • Child meals available at time of service, paid directly with server.
  • Package includes main course & dessert - beverages sold separately.
  • Please indicate if you will be sharing a table with another guest by contacting res@jasperskytram.com

Early Dinner

Arrival times begin at 5:00pm, you will be emailed your specific arrival time prior to the event. The evening will include participation in the planetarium dome, arrival drinks, dinner, a presentation, and telescope experience.

Late Dinner

Arrival times begin at 6:45pm, you will be emailed your specific arrival time prior to the event. The evening will include participation in the planetarium dome, arrival drinks, dinner, a presentation, and telescope experience.

Flight & Stargazing

Adult (16+) Includes return SkyTram Flight, & Stargazing Experience $99.00 + GST

Youth (6 -15) Includes return SkyTram Flight, & Stargazing Experience $54.50 + GST

Child (5 and under) Includes return SkyTram Flight, & Stargazing Experience FREE

Golden Hour

Take in the alpine views of six mountain ranges as the evening sun disappears behind the mountaintops, and the sky turns from dusk to dark (8:00pm). The evening will include participation in the planetarium dome, arrival drinks, a presentation, and telescope experience. Arrival times begin at 6:00pm, and you will be emailed your specific arrival time prior to the event.

Twinkling Skies

Arrival times begin at 7:30pm, you will be emailed your specific arrival time prior to the event. The evening will include participation in the planetarium dome, arrival drinks, a presentation, and telescope experience.

Event Dates & Information

Star Sessions are available Saturdays in September (starting September 11) and Friday/Saturdays in October. As well as October 20th during the Dark Sky Festival.

For more information about the Star Sessions event, please email res@jasperskytram.com

Evening Components

Planetarium Dome Experience

A short introduction of the night sky. Learn about the constellations and planets that you will be able to explore through the telescopes later that evening.

Dinner (optional)

Once the meal has ended, we invite you to experience the following programming of the night brought to you by the Jasper Planetarium.

Jasper: A Visual Tour

This indoor presentation lead by a senior presenter from The Jasper Planetarium will guide you through a visual showcase of some of the most inspiring images captured in Jasper’s Dark Sky Preserve. If you’re interested in learning about astrophotography and how to capture your own photos, be sure to speak to your presenter or one of the astrophotography guides on the boardwalk.

Telescope Experience

This memorable experience involves a look at how our telescopes work, a 4K 'instant replay' from a video-based telescope, which can record the sky when it's clear and play back those views when it's not so clear, a look at how to photograph the night sky, and spectacular views though the telescopes (weather-permitting). Please see personalized schedules for your times.

  • Return flights run between 9:00pm - 10:30pm.
  • Please note that while we normally are happy to have dogs at the SkyTram, they are not permitted at Star Sessions due to the indoor and dining components of the event.
  • The SkyTram Upper Station is usually 10 ° cooler than in town as it is 1000 metres higher than Jasper, so bring warm layers to enjoy the outdoor stargazing portions of the evening.

*Weather is an element that is continually changing and is out of our control. Star Sessions will run rain or shine - please be aware of weather conditions ahead of time. In the event of foul weather, the indoor components of the event will run as scheduled and the telescope guides will be showcasing different astrological events that can and have been witnessed throughout the Athabasca Valley. You will have the opportunity to view the Jasper townsite and valley along with astrophotography viewings. Cancellations outside of 24 hours prior to the event will receive a full refund. If cancelling within 24 hours, there will be a cancellation fee of $39.05 per person. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Due to the unique nature of Star Sessions a minimum number of attendees are required for the event to run. Please note that face masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces including the SkyTram cars, Planetarium Dome, and Presentation Area. Please come prepared with your mask prior to your arrival. Please read our Health and Safety page for more information.

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Book Your Dark Sky Experience

Please note that to purchase Non-Dinner Star Sessions experiences (Golden Hour/Twinkling Sky), please select "Star Sessions" from the top menu of the online store. Click the link below to book!

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