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Mt. Edith Cavell

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
Traveler Description: Mt. Edith Cavell is a major peak in the Rockies near Jasper. Accessibl... Hwy 93A, the Mt. Edith Cavell Road leads to many popular hiking routes... more »
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Atlanta, GA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A short hike to the face of the mountain and Angel Glacier takes you to a sellbinding view. There is excellent signage about the site especially about the glacier fall which caused a tsunami in the valley in the Summer of 2012. An absolute must if in the Jasper area.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This hike is one of my all-time favorites. It is invigorating, uplifting, majestic. You travel up the mountain all the while enjoying varying views of glaciers, forest and alpine flowers. The crashing thunderclaps of shifting glaciers were a true force of nature witnessed firsthand. We saw two rock slides on Edith Cavell due to the glacier's shifting. We came early... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We had never seen glaciers or icebergs until we came here. Incredible experience. The hikes around here are amazing and the moraine lake...breathtaking!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A solid week of hiking and camping and this hike was definitely my favorite. We went all the way to the ridge with our 12 and 13 year olds

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Modiin, Israel
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was a great hike - there are varied levels and you can go for longer or shorter, depending on your desire/ability. It's a lot of climbing, so not especially easy, but well-marked trail. Able to see lakes, glaciers, meadows and flowers all in one hike. It was gorgeous! There is parking and bathrooms at the start, which makes it... More

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Charlotte, NC
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There are hiking trails at the top, but there is a parking area with great views not requiring any hiking. Due to a flood caused by a part of the glacier falling off, there are several new walking paths, bridges, and picnic tables around a small stream. The drive to the top is pretty steep and winding - not sure... More

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34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was probably one of our favourite hikes of our stay in the Rockies. We visited at the end of July, and trail conditions were very good and well sign posted. We were worried about the road after reading previous reviews but our tiny rental car had no problems at all, and we enjoyed the scenic drive up to the... More

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Mount Edith Cavell is named after a WWI nurse and it is majestic thanks to the Angel Glacier, so-called because of its shape, or perhaps the angelic nature of the nurse. Driving to it on 93A can be challenging, the road is narrow and winding but the road was recently resurfaced and accessible to all cars except large recreational vehicles.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I would highly recommend the meadows trail at Mt. Edith Cavell. You drive quite a bit to get to the trail head but it's spectacular. It's a short walk to view the glacier and lake opposite you. As you climb the trail you'll experience an area of rocks that was once a mountain (pushed down by a glacier), a forest,... More

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Jasper, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The road to Mt Edith Cavell was a bit of a surprise. I was told it was quite narrow and windy, however I did not expect it to be like that. Just be careful on the road as there are many cars that cut corners on the switch backs! Once you get to the top, the views are phenomenal. It's... More

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