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Jasper Tramway
aka Jasper Skytram
up to Whistlers Mountain
July 31, 2015 & August 26, 2009
The turnoff to Canada's longest aerial tramway is just 10 minutes after leaving Jasper. It is open April to October. In 2009 and 2015, the two RV Gypsies rode to the top of Whistlers Mountain in a 30-passenger gondola where at 7,472 feet above sea level, they had an amazing view of Jasper and the surrounding mountains and lakes. Photos from both trips are on this page.

The road up to Jasper Skytram (2015 photo)
Whistlers Mountain Road,
Jasper National Park,
Jasper, Alberta Canada
'780.852.3093

The road up to Jasper Tramway

The Lower Station is 1,258 meters above sea level. The Upper Station is 2,263 meters above sea level. Travel time is about 7-1/2 minutes.

 

Below: 2009 photo

2015 photo: note the name change

 
Jasper Tramway sign 2009
Jasper Skytram sign 2015

The Jasper Skytram is the highest and longest aerial tramway located in Canada. It was built in 1964 and goes to a height of 7,472 feet above sea level. It is a ten minute drive from downtown Jasper, Alberta and crests The Whistlers Mountain. It is roughly 230 km north of Lake Louise along the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93).

dude waiting for a ride up in the aerial tram

What a nice, relaxing, pleasant adventure; a leisurely ride up the mountain in the gondola to view wonderful vistas below. The ride was a breeze, and there was a little narrative by the gondola pilot while ascending the mountain.

  riding the tram down the mountain the bottom station

Below Similar views from the boardwalk at the Upper Station
2009 (smaller photos) & 2015 (bigger photos).

 
View from the boardwalk at the Upper Station on a very overcast day.
view in 2015
 
View from the boardwalk at the Upper Station on a very overcast day.
Karen Duquette 2015
 
View from the boardwalk at the Upper Station on a very overcast day.
Karen Duquette 2015
 
View from the boardwalk at the Upper Station on a very overcast day.
2015 view
 
View from the boardwalk at the Upper Station on a very overcast day.
View from the boardwalk at the Upper Station on a very overcast day.

Lee looked around at other peaks; Pyramid Mt. and Mt. Robson in the distance, just awesome!

 
Lee Duquette 2015
view 2015
 

2009

2015

 
View from the boardwalk at the Upper Station on a very overcast day.
view 2015

Below: views from the boardwalk at the Upper Station, 2015

  Land Above The Trees sign 2015 view 2015
  view 2015 Lee Duquette 2015
 

Jasper and surround areas in 2015

Temperature in 2015,
much warmer than in 2009

  The City in 2015 Temperature 2015
The boardwalk leading to Viewpoint Belvedere, which is at least a 45 minute hike because the climb is extremely steep. (Small photos 2009) (bigger photos2015)
sign - viewpoint Belvedere

To really get your money's worth, hike up to the top. Wear good walking shoes and carry a windbreaker as it's windy and cold at the top. Be prepared to go slowly as the oxygen is a little thinner way up there. But once there, it is said to be like you're on top of the world. You can catch any tram back. Note: the two RV Gypsies did not make it all the way to the top of the summit, but still enjoyed the scenery.

 
 The boardwalk leading to Viewpoint Belvedere
lee starting up the trail
  trail to to Viewpoint Belvedere 2015 trail to to Viewpoint Belvedere 2015
scenic view

Standing outside the Treeline Restaurant, with a 260 degree panoramic outlook, Karen photographed small wildlife on the mountain. 2015

  Wildlife on the mountain 2015 Wildlife on the mountain 2015
  Wildlife on the mountain 2015 Wildlife on the mountain 2015
Wildlife on the mountain 2015

Below:: sign about The Whistlers Trail down the mountain.
The two RV Gypsies said, "No thanks! That's what the tram is for."

Whistlers trail sign
look below

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