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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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  • Absolutely gorgeous place. Huge glacier hanging over the lake. Did the hike up to the meadows very steep climb but worth it for the view. You need to get a parking permit at the visitors center or the...  more »
  • You must have a permit (one of only 180) per day. They also break them up into 4 time groups. 8,11,2 and 4. You need to meet in Jasper Town at the information center. Depending on season time changes....  more »
  • Be sure in the morning between 8 and 10 pick a permit at the visitors center (at the table in front of the entrance). There are four times a day, from which you can up. The 16: 00 slot long is sufficient for the hike to the glacier lake. Tip: The last approximately 20 minutes of directions are already after the checkpoint and can only be navigated from the reserved time (it doesn't have to be so long ago to the minute there, one is left also an hour later still high).
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  • Despite the Meadows trail being closed due to an aggressive bear and her cubs, the glacier hike (.8km) was incredible. You get extremely close to them and are surrounded by snow covered mountains. Stunning and memorable.
  • limited parking (180 passes per day, must pick up from 8-10am) but we were lucky and visited on a rainy day with very few people. they let us in without a pass. beautiful place to get close to the angel glacier. short and long hikes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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