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Gondolas & Tramways Attractions & Entertainment

A gondola or tramway ride brings you the view that mountains have of mountains. All the glory, none of the actual climbing. ● Summit: Banff’s gondola was Canada’s first when it opened in 1959 on Sulphur Mountain. The eight-minute ride over towering pines into mountain peaks is just the start. The view from the top is like being at the edge of the earth, but the start of adventure. Grab lunch then hike the boardwalk. ● Jasper: At the top of Whistlers Mountain, you’re at the centre of 360 degrees of Rocky Mountain peaks. Plan, like, an hour for photos. As if there’s a better backdrop than where the mountains meet the clouds. 
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Gondola at Jasper National Park

Top 10 Photo Spots in Jasper

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With ample wildlife, stunning landscapes, and an awe-inspiring dark sky, Jasper is known for being one of the most photogenic places in the world. Here are some options to give you an idea of the top Jasper spots worth photographing.

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Banff Gondola

Banff, Alberta
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Journey to the top of the Banff Gondola to see a whole new side of Sulphur Mountain and the Canadian Rockies. We’ve completely rebuilt, redesigned and re-imagined our mountaintop experience, creating a world-class indoor experience that equals the awe-inspiring ridge top boardwalk 2900 ft. above Banff. From new restaurants and interactive exhibits to a multisensory theatre and a breathtaking 360-degree rooftop observation deck, the all-new Banff Gondola experience heightens every sense.

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Jasper SkyTram

Jasper, Alberta
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The Jasper SkyTram whisks you up Whistlers Mountain to an elevation of 2,277 meters (7,470 feet), showing you stunning vistas over mountain ranges stretching up to 80 kilometers (50 miles) away. On a clear day, you can even see the white pyramid of Mount Robson in nearby British Columbia. Interpretive exhibits explain the high alpine environment, and a hiking trail leads you to the summit of the mountain. Gift shops and licensed dining facilities are also available.

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Sunshine Summer Sightseeing Gondola and Lift

Banff, Alberta
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Ride the Sunshine Summer Gondola – with its spacious 8 passenger cabins – to the Sunshine Village area. At the Village, stop at our interpretive centre before embarking into an exploration of the more than 12km of marked trails that wind their way through waterfalls, lakes, and flower-filled meadows. You can also take part in one of our hosted trail tours. Sunshine Summer Gondola and Sightseeing Chairlift will take the whole family to the “Top of the World" for an unobstructed 360 degrees view of one of the most outstanding areas in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rockies.

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Alaskan Cruise with Rockies by Rail

Experience the very best of Alberta and the southern Canadian Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer, as well as cruising Alaska with Norwegian Cruise Line.

Expires: 2017-11-09
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Prairies & Rockies

The grandeur of the Canadian Rockies awaits you! Travel the famous Icefields Parkway, Drumheller, Cypress Hills and Edmonton.

Expires: 2017-10-01
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