And that's my point. The Park is a place for recreation, so it makes sense that the access is there. All those Chinese tour buses stop on the parking lot to take pictures, I'm sure they would love a ticket to ride the gondola up and down. would be nice to have an alpine start to a day of touring, instead of a long walk through the trees.
With anything there will be opposition, but it seems like a pretty fair trade; improved access in a park and protection of true wilderness away from the transcanada. win all around. Times change - the park was created 130 years ago! Like they had the foresight then to do what's best for the local economy, world tourism, or even environment. I'm sure their vision didn't include transport trucks crashing into each other all day long either.