There’s a universal awe that comes from staring up into a sky full of stars. For millennia, people have told stories about the shapes they see in those twinkling dots above – but what if we could actually tell stories by making the stars move. That’s a bit of the magic that drone light shows create. And the result is spectacular.

What is a Drone Light Show?

It’s a way of telling a visually stunning story in the sky. Hundreds of synchronized drones are programmed to fly in a coordinated way that creates 3D moving images in the air. Suspended above, the lights being projected by the drones can change colour, shape, and choreography. A drone light show combines a bit of the otherworldly glitz of fireworks and the refined storytelling control of a picture book, with a good dose of techy coolness too. Fun fact: they’re also “greener” than fireworks; the drones are reusable and do not produce chemical, water, fire, or noise pollution.

How to see the Drone Light Show

Join us at 8:45 pm on Saturday October 21, 2023 in Commemoration Park to witness an inspiring creation of drone choreography set to the story "There is no place like home" told by our festival host Niki Wilson under the stars! This event is free, and requires no pre-registration. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind event!

*Flying drones for recreational use is prohibited within Jasper National Park. Anyone caught operating a drone without an approved permit may incur law enforcement action and a fine up to $25,000.