Canada's longest and highest cable car awaits just a few kilometres south of Jasper. The Jasper SkyTram takes passengers up to 2,263 metres in seven minutes. On the way up, you'll get interesting information from the cable car guides about what you can discover along the way.
At the top, you'll be treated to a gorgeous view of the surrounding mountains of Jasper National Park, turquoise lakes and the town of Jasper. If you want to go even higher, hike to the top of Whistlers Mountain at 2,463 metres. (Not to be confused with Whistler Mountain in British Columbia!). The Summit Trail to the highest point is 1.4 kilometres long. Food and drink is also available on the mountain. The Alpine Cafe is located at the upper station.
In the fall, guided tours are also offered on Friday and Saturday evenings. During the so-called Star Sessions, guests experience the mountain in the evening light, take a look at the stars with a telescope and learn how to best photograph the night sky.
How to get there
Jasper is located in the national park of the same name in the Canadian Rockies about 410 kilometres northwest of Calgary and 365 kilometres west of Edmonton on Highways 93 and 16.
The SkyTram is located about seven kilometres south of Jasper at the end of Whistlers Road. There is a large, free parking lot at the bottom station. Parking for buses and RVs is also available there. The cable car runs about every 10 minutes.