YOU CAN SEE 30 LAKES FROM
(Also Called Whistlers Tram)
The Longest aerial tramway
in Canada features a seven minute trip (2,500 meters)
up to "the Whistlers". There are boardwalks
around the upper terminal, a barbeque deck and an amazing
45 minute hike to the summit of the mountain. The views are from above the timberline
and the valleys below seem as distant and mystical as the moon. Maximum
elevation is 8,100 feet and the air is crisp and clean.
How do you get to the tram? Drive west and then south
from Jasper 3.5 miles on the Icefields Parkway (Highway 93).
The Whistlers Mountain Road turnoff is on the right as you are
traveling south. 2.5 miles up the road brings you to the lower
loading platform. This is a nice place for a picnic or quick
lunch while you are waiting for the next tram. The tram is open
mid-March to October.
TRAM & PANORAMA PICTURES
HIKE AT THE SUMMIT