Mount Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park

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#7 of 19 in Nature in Jasper National Park
Hike up and around Mount Edith Cavell, a 3,300 m (10,827 ft) peak towering over river valleys. You'll have access to three different climbing routes of varying difficulties, including the famous, and particularly challenging, North Face route--deemed by experts as one of the best climbs on the continent. Other trails lead you through meadows of alpine flowers, offering views of a glacier and moraines. Remember to respect the very delicate ecosystem at this high elevation: tread on marked trails only and do not touch the vegetation. Drive along the historical Highway 93A, following the river, then the Cavell Road through 14 km (8.7 mi) of subalpine forest to reach the slopes. With our international travel planner, Jasper National Park attractions like Mount Edith Cavell can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We went to visit this area on a pretty rainy day. When we got there, it stopped raining and the sky opened. The view of Angel Glacier is spectacular. Unforgettable. Mandatory visit for everyone who passes through Jasper
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  • First, you have to meander up a few kilometers. The road is good, but not secured at the side as so often. For large campers, the access is closed. Once at the top, one walks a small, well-laid path to the glacier/glacier lake. I was impressed by the scenery, but I hadn't seen another glacier before. On the way back, we looked at the beautiful Cavell Lake.
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  • This steep, but short hike is so rewarding! Close up view of hanging icy blue glacier, cascading waterfalls, and icy pond formation. Spectacular mountain views as well. One of the highlights of our tr...  more »
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  • The most beautiful mountain in Canada.
  • Awesome hike in late spring! Stay alert as you are not top of the food chain.
  • This is an amazing and awe-inspiring place to hike - whether you're doing the loop trail to the glacier or the alpine trails up top. The glacier often calves and crashes into the water. Angel glacier is shrinking and Ghost glacier is gone - having fallen from the mountain around 2012.
  • It's an awesome drive to get there and an awesome hike for all levels.
  • **Remember to get a permit from the Visitor Centre/Parks Canada office in Jasper (townsite)**, without which you cannot take the drive up to the parking lot. It is an easy hike up to the Angel Glacier. The views along and at the end of the trail are stunning and awe-inspiring!! (Do not forget to look back for the valley view!) We were there in late June of 2017 and saw glaciers melting and collapsing, making thunderous sound. Mt Edith Cavell is majestic from all angles near and far!!
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