Bus Tour 4 – Hello There, Banff

I’ve been to Banff many times in the past. Having been born in Alberta, my family used to make day trips from a small town outside of Edmonton to Banff. This time, with the bus tour, we were here to do some touristy stuff – the Sulphur Mountain Gondola and the Upper Banff Hot Springs. Hooray for touristy clichés!

Sulphur Mountain Gondola

We had crossed the British Columbia-Alberta border before noon time. We had witnessed the rivers change from flowing westward to the Pacific Ocean to flowing eastward to Hudson’s Bay. We moseyed into Banff soon after. Before we headed for all the touristy attractions, we needed to grab food. If you guessed Chinese food (again), you’d be right.

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Expo 86 Videos – reposted

Expo 86 videos. Oh the heady days of the summer of 86. We’re still not the great city of transport we wanted to be. http://ow.ly/e8J3J These are videos that I found in my Tyee news feed. The first video is of the original Mark I SkyTrain racing through the eastern end of the Expo 86 grounds.  There are also clips of the temporary gondola and … Continue reading Expo 86 Videos – reposted

SFU Gondola – Gordon Price’s take

There’s been some debate regarding the SFU Gondola plan.  Some of the outrage is from residents concerned about effects on their properties.  Some are outraged by the fact that TransLink is even considering other transit projects other than the top-prioritiy Evergreen Line. I think Gordon Price puts things in good perspective in his letter to the Burnaby Now. When I first heard about the idea … Continue reading SFU Gondola – Gordon Price’s take

TransLink considers aerial gondola to SFU

TransLink considers aerial gondola to SFU – Vancouver Sun. Wow.  Busy news day on Wednesday.  TransLink is going to seriously consider a gondola/tram from Production Way Station to SFU.  It’s not the first mention of this potential project, but it is the first sign of serious consideration of the project.  It looks like TransLink is asking for proposals to be submitted for further review. If … Continue reading TransLink considers aerial gondola to SFU

Gondola planned for Burnaby Mountain – is skiing to follow?

Burnaby NewsLeader – Gondola planned for Burnaby Mountain Gondola for Burnaby Mountain as a transportation alternative.  It definitely has some potential there.  I’m not sure if I would like to jostle with the students up the mountain.  It would have to depend on how large the cars are and how frequently they run.  However, kudos to thinking of the idea. Other places have tram/gondola type … Continue reading Gondola planned for Burnaby Mountain – is skiing to follow?