Imagine looking up and seeing a bright, pulsating chorus of multi-coloured apparitions, waving, melting away, then regrouping. You are not hallucinating. These are the northern lights, a unique experience you have to see to believe. Learn the tricks you'll need to capture these fleeting images. Unravel the mystery of the aurora borealis and discover what makes the night sky blaze with colour. Hear the old legends and lore that surround this mesmerizing display, which can be experienced from September through April. If stargazing is your passion, visit the Jasper Dark Sky Preserve, which is the largest dark sky preserve in the world. Marvel at a sky illuminated by stars, planets and constellations that will leave you in awe of the mysteries of the universe. October is Dark Sky Month in Jasper, with special celebrations and opportunities to learn more about everything astronomy.