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. With our international travel planner, Jasper National Park attractions like Mt. 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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  • October 3, 2017
    What a hike to get to but well worth the steep climb camped there over night and it was so worth it . Seen the northern lights reflecting onto the lake itself felt like you were in a magical area.  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    You need to pick up a ticket the day before at the visitor center in town to do the road (or they might let you go anyway). The drive up is nice with a few stops along the way, then you end up right a...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    This was probably the highlight of our stay in Jasper for me, as once you have walked along the footpath to the viewing point you have a fantastic view of the mountains, the glacier, Angel Waterfall a...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    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.
  • March 2, 2017
    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.
  • October 6, 2016
    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.
  • February 10, 2017
    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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Where to stay in Jasper National Park

Scores of hotels, lodges, and guesthouses line the western edge of Jasper's main thoroughfare, Connaught Drive, although you might struggle to find more budget-friendly options. If you're willing to pay a higher price, you can immerse yourself in nature without sacrificing luxury by staying in a resort or mountain lodge within the national park itself. Reserve your accommodations advance, as lodgings can be hard to come by at the height of the season.
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