Jasper National Park celebrates Dark Sky month this October

All photos by Paul Zizka Photography.

Jasper is the world's largest accessible Dark Sky Preserve and is an excellent place to celebrate Dark Sky month. Come to Jasper National Park and you’ll finally believe that you can see in the dark. The sky is alive and full of intrigue. Hostelling International has some of the best seats and beds in the preserve for sky watching, bring your telescope and your gear and get ready to be blown away by what you’ll be able to see.

Get unlimited affordable accommodation in Alberta with the HI-Wilderness Season's Pass

Looking for affordable accommodation in the Albertan Rockies and an awesome winter full of endless powder days? How about ice climbing your way to the top of a frozen waterfall, cross country skiing through the Rocky Mountain grandeur or simply breathing the mountain air and feeling close with nature? Does this sound good to you? If yes, then the HI-Wilderness Season’s Pass is your must have winter accessory.

VOTE and help HI-Kananaskis win a NEW roof!

Hostelling International launched the HISF (Hostelling International Sustainability Fund) in April 2012. The fund is used to help hostels become more environmentally friendly by offering grants to chosen hostels that they put towards a sustainability project. HI travellers can donate to the fund when they book an overnight through the booking platform

The Rockies are open!

Updated June 27, 2013
Yes, you’ve likely heard that we have had a bit of severe weather here in Southern Alberta, but you will be pleased to know that Rockies are still welcoming visitors! The Trans-Canada highway between Calgary and Banff is now open for both private and commercial vehicles. However, it is down to SINGLE-LANE TRAFFIC in each direction for 12 kilometres between the park's East Gate and the turn-off to the town of Banff. The highway through both Banff and Lake Louise National Parks are open in both directions. So when you get here travelling around is easy.


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