Mount Edith Cavell, 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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  • Access to this site is limited, you should get a ticket to a specific booking date and place. I suggest making this reservation in the tourist centre of Jasper in the early days. It's really beautiful, it's worth it. On the way there the Lake cavell, I highly recommend stopping there. The Lake with the mountains in the background green form a unique landscape
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  • Despite the trouble to get a ticket from visitor center, it was worth the trouble. They are building a larger parking lot to accommodate the crowd. The size of the glacier and color of glacier water m...  more »
  • My brother, friend and I did a hiking trip here in early August. Of all the hikes we did in Banff and jasper, this was my favorite. It has everything, glaciers, icebergs, stunning water, and breathtak...  more »
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  • **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!!
  • It's an awesome drive to get there and an awesome hike for all levels.
  • 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.
  • Real beauty, definitely a must-see place
  • We didn't reach the summit because the weather was bad and twas slippery going up. Nonetheless this place rocks!!!

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