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Mt. Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park

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Hike up and around Mt. 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. Put Mt. Edith Cavell at the forefront of your travel plans using our Jasper National Park itinerary builder.
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  • Good drive and fairly easy to find/locate. Good Parking and Toilets clean (As always)... Nice views and some short walks.  more »
  • Mt Edith Cavell in in the middle of a grouping of mountains and can be seen from several roads, so it is a bit confusing. What is the most interesting is the story of Edith Cavell.  more »
  • I enjoyed by 9AM-ish visit here- there weren't very many people there yet. Walked the Path of The Glacier Trail. I would have loved to have gotten quite a bit closer to the glacier chunks in the lake,...  more »
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  • One of the places where you can feel the effect of the global warming. I have visited this place once in 2006 and once in 2016. In summer 2006, the shape of the angel was still pretty clear but in 2016, the bottom half is almost all gone. In 2006, one can still hike to the side of the lake but due to a flood caused by the collapsed ghost glacier in 2012, the flood route are no longer accessible.
  • If you're in the rockies, try to get up here. The road is narrow, long, and windy, but the view of the glaciers is spectacular. The size and proximity of the mountains and glacier are almost enough to give one vertigo. Absolutely spectacular view.
  • The hiking books didn't give this place enough credit. The view of angel glacier was outstanding and we sat for an hour watching rocks and ice dramatically fall from the peaks above into the glacial pool below. The hike to the upper ridge took a bit longer but the view at the end was well worth the effort. You can get to the angel glacier lookout even if you're not a strong hiker, anything beyond requires strong legs.
  • Great hiking and fantastic views, but then I could say that about the whole area. There was just so much to take in, with photographs at every step. Make sure your prepared for cold weather, even during the Summer months, especially at night.
  • Amazing view of the mountains from the walking trail. The shortest one (