Have you ever walked around in Jasper National Park at night? Have you ever been in the wild of this wonderful place while others were sleeping? That is when the skies come alive... a magical moment that commands us to lying down on the ground and gaze up at the night sky.
On March 26, 2011 the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC) officially designated Jasper National Park a Dark Sky Preserve (DSP). Encompassing over 11 000 km2, the park is the world’s largest preserve, the eighth in a family of Dark Sky Preserves within the Parks Canada network and the eleventh in Canada.
If you want to learn more about Jasper National Park, the world’s largest dark sky preserve, go to: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/ab/jasper/ne/ne10.aspx