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Mt. Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park

(4.8/5 based on 480 reviews on the web)
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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  • It is very close to Jasper access, the route is in very good condition, but you have to go up and down very cautiously, consistent and very dangerous curves, all voucher worth! When it arrives there are facilities in the parking lot, tends to be very busy, there is a trail of a level low/medium up quiet, the place is impressive and spectacular, it should be done, when spent 500 metres away there is a small place to Park, down a path and becomes a bridge with spectacular views and we take this opportunity to enjoy and eat something , we were alone and was simply perfect... peace, tranquillity, I think that the best!
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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 »
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  • 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.
  • Wow! I can't believe we can be this close to glaciers for free! There are three glaciers at the end of the Glacier Trail - it does not take an hour round trip, only if you are up there for like 30 mins taking pics. The hike is well marked but is strenuous, not ideal for people with knee problems. It is steep but well worth it. Definetly worth the drive. Also, drop by Cavell lake on the way up - there is an amazing view by the bridge (follow signs for the torquey valley trail, but you only walk 500 m or so). Also breathtaking!!!
  • Amazing view of the mountains from the walking trail. The shortest one (
  • 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.
  • Excellent hike. Took about 2 hours to go up, eat lunch, then come down.