I went up in the tramway in Jasper, and it could not have been more of an amazing view! Well, I suppose you could probably say that about literally anywhere IN Jasper National Park. Everywhere you look is picture perfect. But, finding yourself at the same level as the tip of a mountain? Pretty awesome.
The tramway went up Whistlers Mountain. Why is it called that? I’m glad you asked. You see, there’s this small creature called the Hoary Marmot (I can’t even type that without laughing). These little rodents have one main marmot who keeps watch over the others. If this marmot senses danger or feels threatened in any way, he alerts his pack of marmots with a loud whistle. Apparently at certain times of the year you can hear them whistling in the distance at the top of the mountain. I wasn’t fortunate enough to hear them.
Only about 73 more posts to go about my Jasper/Banff excursion.