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Hike or Tram Whistlers Mountain

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Level: Easy to Dif Time/Dist: 2 to 4 hours / 8K return Elevation Gain: 1000m

 

Trailhead: Park at the Whistlers mountain tramway parking lot 6kms south of Jasper in Jasper National Park. The tramway is a few minutes away from the Whistlers campground and 8Kms south of the Jasper.

Description:  You can ride the Tram almost to the top of Mount Whistler, then hike another 200m to the Summit. Views from here are outstanding and you can see 80K away. On a clear day you can see Mount Robson (3954m) to the west, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. Mount Edith Cavell and the Icefields Parkway can be viewed to the south. Pyramid Mountain, Pyramid Lake, Patricia Lake, Lake Edith, Lake Annette, and the Jasper Town site can be viewed to the north. There is a restaurant and souvenir shop located at the top of the upper tramway. On the mountains summit you'll find a brass mounted monument with mountain name markers pointing outward. These lines point and identify the prominent peaks that can be seen on the horizon. The skyway tram is an excellent starting point if you want to hike the adjoining peaks and their ridges. There is a lot to explore up there and an early start would make for an adventuress day. Hiking the high country would be best from late June on when the snow has melted. Local Marmots can be heard screeching their calls to one another and are very used to people approaching them. The Hoary Marmot you see below was very interested in our dog Skoal. If you want to Hike to the top instead of taking the tram the elevation gain is over 1000m, allow 3.5 hours to the top.

Near Here: Local campgrounds include Snaring River, Pocahontas, Wabasso, Wapiti and Whistlers. There are several hiking trails, Opal Hills, Bald Hills, Miette Hot Springs, Mount Edith Cavell, Punch Bowl Falls, Sky Line, Sulphur Skyline, Maligne Canyon, Horse Shoe Lake and Athabasca Falls are all located in this area. You are in bear country.

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Jasper Town Site  
 
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Summit Of Mount Whistlers  
   
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  Mount Robson Far Background To Right
   
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