Caught these Elks at our landing of the rafts swimming across the Athabasca river.
Night Sky Preserve
IJune Moon over Patricia Lake took this photo in late June. It was almost midnight yet still bright out. You sure do get your money’s worth when you vacation in Jasper. Every day is like almost 2 days anywhere else with all the daylight this beautiful Northern Rockies park enjoys.
In the summer, you have to be pretty patient, waiting for the dark skies to arrive. But, when they do, the show is amazing.
If you’re lucky enough to own an iPad, be sure to install GoSkyWatch Planetarium for iPad — the astronomy star guide. It’s an incredible teaching tool for zooming in on & identifying constellations.
We’re number one!
It’s official. Rafting season has begun with Jasper Raft Tours claiming the first raft tour of 2013.
This afternoon, we’re running a Familiarization Trip for our enthusiastic tourism workers, local tour operators and guides. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. It’s sunny and warm. Yesterday the rain helped pump up the water levels. That together with the early melt will make for an awesome run today heading out from Alpine Village and landing at Old Fort Point.
Join us for our first public trips on April 29th. Book here to reserve your spot.
This video tells the story of the many people who have made Jasper their new home. They may have come here to work a season but the decision to stay a lifetime was easy. One thing we know for certain is that, even if you decide to visit for a holiday, we know you’ll want to plan to return.
The video begins at Spirit Island on Maligne Lake . You’ll see this magical place reappear throughout the video as well as other treasures of Jasper National Park.
See for yourself & …
Remember to Breathe!
Did you know that, in 2011, the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) officially designated Jasper National Park a Dark Sky Preserve?
What’s even more amazing is that Jasper National Park’s 11,000 km2 is now the largest dark sky preserve in the world.
Park visitors are astounded when they experience the brightly lit night skies. But it isn’t being lit by artificial street lights. Camping areas glow with the bright lights of the stars.
I wonder if that’s why so many people come to Jasper for their wedding ceremonies. Who can resist that kind of ambience?