Origin: CNE Archives
When it opened at the CNE in 1966, the Alpine Way was unique in North America.
Built by the Bridge & Tank Company of Canada and operated by Conklin Shows, its two aerial lines of suspended cable cars ran for half a mile through Exhibition Place. Predating the widespread use of gondolas on ski hills, the Alpine Way also inspired a similar ride at Expo67 in Montreal. Alpine Way was torn down in 1994 to allow for construction of the National Trade Centre (now the Enercare Centre). Conklin Shows briefly considered building new concrete pilings and running the Alpine Way from Exhibition Place to Ontario Place, but the plan was never realized. The Sky Ride now serves as the CNE main aerial attraction.