There’s always something wondrous about cable-cars. Maybe it’s the way they silently whisk you up to a mountain top, or the panoramic views that gradually unfold as the car glides up to higher elevations, or the excited look on people’s faces when the journey begins… and the petrified look on those same faces when the car rumbles past a tower. On my recent trip to the Canadian Rockies, I had the pleasure of experiencing the Jasper Tramway – I’m still baffled as to why it’s called a tramway in Canada. I mean, doesn’t a tram run on wheels along a rail-line? Anyway, back to the erm… tramway. The Jasper Tramway was built in 1964 and is till this day the highest and longest aerial tramway in Canada. It transports passengers in roughly seven minutes to an altitude of 2,277m (or 7,472ft) on The Whistlers mountain.
Full article: http://velvetescape.com/2011/10/the-jasper-tramway/