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Mt. Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park
(4.8/5 based on 460+ 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 itinerary builder.
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  • We wanted to do the whole trail, glaciers and meadows and all, but cut it short due to thunder storm warning. The trail is rocky so it might be easy to twist your ankles when it's wet. The shorter tra...  more »
  • Due to road construction, we could not drive all the way in. However, the road up to the area was a beautiful, scenic drive. The curves that others mentioned didn't bother us at all; just a nice two-l...  more »
  • A nice drive & not hard to find. Walk from the car park is only about 800 metres and although uphill is not strenuous. Not too many people and the scenery is lovely. Can't walk on the glacier but you ...  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.