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Angel Glacier, Jasper National Park

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The Angel Glacier flows down the north face of Mount Edith Cavell in Jasper National Park, Canada. It is named as such because it has the appearance of an angel with out-swept wings. It was much larger when it was named in the 19th-century, but as with most glaciers worldwide, it is melting rapidly. It is not expected to maintain its distinctive appearance for much longer, and will eventually disappear from the face of Mount Edith Cavell.The glacier is visible from the Cavell Meadows hiking trail.
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  • This is one of the most amazing/shocking places I've ever been. The glacier itself is amazing, It really looks like a big "angel" from behind, and a very tough guy! It's just awesome. The lake is real...  more »
  • The parking lot is a 40 min. drive from downtown Jasper. Take AB-93 4 miles south of town and turn right onto 93A. Go 3 miles and turn right again to go 8.4 miles up the Mt. Edith Cavell access road. ...  more »
  • This was my main motivation for walking the Mount Edith Cavell glacier trail. The hike was fun and the view of the glacier was beautiful. The day we were there it wasn't very crowded so the feeling of...  more »