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Maligne Valley and Wildlife Tour
"There’s only one way to see the splendor that is the winter wildlife and nature of Jasper National Park. This guided tour takes you in a van through the most stunning sites of the park including Athabasca Valley Maligne Valley and Medicine Lake. See the diversity in the National Park as the van rolls along. There is minimal walking. Get great photos of animals along the way including Elk deer sheep goats
From CAD68.00
 
Maligne Valley and Wildlife Tour
"There’s only one way to see the splendor that is the winter wildlife and nature of Jasper National Park. This guided tour takes you in a van through the most stunning sites of the park including Athabasca Valley Maligne Valley and Medicine Lake. See the diversity in the National Park as the van rolls along. There is minimal walking. Get great photos of animals along the way including Elk deer sheep goats
From CAD68.00
 
Lake Louise Scenic Snowshoe Tour
"Begin your adventure with a thrilling 13-minute ride on the scenic Grizzly Gondola. Once you're at the top of the mountain explore Meadowlark while snowshoeing with your interpretive guide at the top of the mountain. Stop for a short break at the Eagle cabin viewpoint for hot chocolate and a snack. The price of this tour includes a guide sightseeing lift ticket snowshoe rental hot chocolate and a snack. The tour is approximately 2 hours in length and is suitable for all abilities and for ages 8 years or older. Please Note: Snowshoe tours require a minimum of two people children must be 8 years or older to participate. Guests are required to wear warm winter gear. It's suggested you bring a winter jacket snow pants
From CAD69.00

The Whistlers/Tramway Tips (10)

Up Up and Away

The Jasper Tramway whisks you up Whistler's Mountain to an elevation of 2277 meters (7472 feet), for stunning vistas over mountain ranges stretching up to 80 km away. Interpretive exhibits explain the high alpine environment and a hiking trail leads you to the summit of the mountain. On a clear day the white pyramid of Mt. Robson can be seen in nearby British Columbia

Admission to ride the tram is
General - $30.50
Children - 15.25
Aged 0-5 - Free

Or you can experience the beauty of being gently transported into Jasper National Park's alpine tundra aboard the Jasper Tramway. Also receive a $20 meal voucher for The Treeline Restaurant
General - $56.00
Children - 42.00
Aged 0-5 - Free

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RavensWing
Nov 14, 2013

Ride the Jasper Tramway.

The chance of being gently transported into the dizzying heights of Jasper National Park’s alpine tundra is an experience that you will thoroughly enjoy. Jasper Tramway is the longest and highest guided aerial tramway in Canada and the only guided aerial ropeway in the Canadian Rockies. The Jasper Tramway provides visitors with unprecedented views of six mountain ranges, glacial fed lakes, the Athabasca river and the scenic mountain town-site of Jasper.

When Anne and I rode the tramway we paid $14.50 each for the return trip.

The Japer Tramway is open to the public from 9.30am until 6.30pm 7 days a week.

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K.Knight
May 25, 2005

The Treeline Restaurant & Tramway.

Located 7,500 feet above sea level and accessed via Canada's longest and highest aerial tramway, the Treeline Restaurant is a cozy retreat to enjoy the company of a special person. This is a casual restaurant offering a convenient self-serve style atmosphere in order to accommodate the weary hiker as well as the many visitors who wish to sit and gaze at the sights of Jasper.

Meal options range from C$30.00 for a basic buffet to C$50.00 for a virtual feast. All prices include lift tickets, meals and taxes which I feel represents excellent value for money.

Once at the top, after riding Canada's longest and highest aerial tramway, you can hike or simply sit and enjoy the view and facilities.

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K.Knight
Jul 12, 2004

The Whistlers - hiking

The adventure-minded may choose to hike up the Whistlers instead of taking the Tramway. The trailhead starts near HI-Jasper (Hostel International), about 1 km before the lower terminal. From here it's a 7 km hike to the upper terminal, with elevation gain of 1200 meters. From upper terminal, it's another steep 1.5 km to the summit.

I visited the Whistlers in early June, 2003. As seen in photo the hike to the summit was still snow covered. In some areas snow was deep to my knees. Fortunately there were footprints to follow so it's not as hard as it looks.

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mht_in_la
Oct 26, 2003
 
 
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The Whistlers - summit

Enlarge the photo and you'll see the footpath on snow leading to the summit of the Whistlers. The black dot on top is a fellow hiker making it to the top. The summit had a smooth, round top with a small rockpile. It was a sunny day. The 360-degree view from the top was just incredible. To the far west I saw Mount Robson, the highest peak in Canadian Rockies.

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mht_in_la
Oct 12, 2003

The Whistlers - Jasper Tramway

The fastest way to go up to the Whistlers is by Tramway. From Jasper townsite, drive south on #93 (Icefield Parkway) and follow the sign to Whistler Road. You'll pass Jasper hostel (HI-Jasper) first, then about 1km further you'll arrive at the Tramway's lower terminal. It's about 4 km from town.

The photo was taken at the lower terminal. The black and white statue that looked like a skinny, cartoonish bear is the official mascot of Jasper. The ticket to Tramway was $20 (Canadian, as of June 2003). The ride to the top was less than 10 min, with elevation gain of 1000 meters. Unlike Banff Gondola that was reconstructed in 1998, Jasper Tramway is 40 years old and always filled to maximum capacity, so the ride was a little scary. But the view on top, in my opinion, was better than Banff's.

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mht_in_la
Oct 12, 2003

The Whistlers - view from upper terminal

Doesn't matter you come up here by Tramway or on foot, the view from upper terminal is breathtaking. The photo was taken when I was climbing towards the summit. I was a few hundred feet above the Tramway upper terminal. I looked back at the terminal and the town of Jasper down below. In the photo you can also see Pyramid Lake and Patricia Lake to the northwest of Jasper townsite.

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mht_in_la
Jul 13, 2003

The Whistlers - Jasper townsite view

The view from Tramway's upper terminal was magnificent. With a map in hand, I could recognize Jasper townsite street by street, with Athabasca River alongside Highway #93 (Icefield Parkway) running through. To the east of town, there were Lake Edith, Lake Annette, Mildred Lake, and Lac Beauvert. To the west (in the shade) there were Pyramid Lake, Patricia Lake, Hibernia Lake and Marjorie Lake.

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mht_in_la
Jul 13, 2003

Top 5 Jasper National Park Writers

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"The Wind Whispers Jasper"
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"Crown Jewel of the Canadian National Park System"
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"The beautiful Jasper National Park in Alberta."
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"Jasper, Mother Nature's Masterpiece"
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"WELCOME TO JASPER NATIONAL PARK"
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Jasper Tramway

The Tramway is Canada's longest aerial tram operation. The upper terminal at 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) offers spectacular view of the surrounding area. A one-way trip in the 30 passenger cabin takes seven minutes. Cafeteria, dining room, lounge and gift shops are offered.

A steep trail ploughs upwards and onwards to the Whistlers summit (2470m), an hour's walk that requires warm clothes year-round and reveals even more stunning views.

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sunnywong
Sep 15, 2002

Jasper Tramway

The trip whisks visitors up to the upper terminal at 2,285 m. On a clear day the view is incomparable. Be sure to bring warm clothes.

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Karolina01
Jul 13, 2004

Things to Do Near Jasper National Park

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Jasper Information Centre

Jasper Town is located in the heart of Jasper National Park, and at its centre you will find the Jasper Information Centre. The building itself is a national historic site, it was the former home and...
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Athabasca Falls

The last major stop along the parkway before you hit the town of Jasper. From the parking lot, it's a short walk to get your first glimpse of the falls. However, there's a nice system of several short...
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Maligne Canyon

We had only 1 day to go sightseeing in Jasper. Definitely not enough time :o) We decided to drive out to Lake Maligne, about an hour away. On the way we took a little detour to Maligne Canyon and...
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Lakes

It was our last day, heading back to Calgary, so we decided one last hike would be the Valley of the Five Lakes. We started out from the parking lot - the guidebooks pegged this at about a 3 mile...
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