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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I cannot believe there are only over 200 reviews! Either not many people done it or heard about it. You have to see it with your own eyes. It was one of the biggest highlights of my travels in Rocky mountains. I was blown away by the scenery of the glacier and its pond with massive ice chunks in it.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Follow the trail from the parking lot to your left for chance to get real close to the Angel glacier (taking the necessary precautions, of course, to avoid falling ice), and marvel at the majestic north face of Edith Cavell. Quiet sad though to consider how fast the glacier is retreating.

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

About 80% of hikers appear to only go to the base of the Angel glacier and lake below. Amazing view and great pictures. It's a quick 10-15 minute walk there. But the real beauty is to the meadow above. It's a 10 KM hike and intermediate difficulty, but the views are stunning and you might see a black bear like... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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78 reviews 78 reviews
66 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Located in Jasper National Park, this area affords viewing of some unique flowers, fauna, and rock formations, A worthwhile place to stop, and walk about.

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Church Point, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Beautiful natural hike and detailed description of the mountains/attraction. Pathway very narrow and unsteady at times, steep as well, going up or down, not for the faint at heart. Beautiful natural attraction otherwise.

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164 reviews 164 reviews
77 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I have to say that this was probably the best day of out entire Canadian adventure and that is saying something. Arriving at what is a very understated car park you look up at the mountain (with a glimpse of the glacier) and you think well its nothing more special that most of the other mountains I have seen so... More

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Norcross, Georgia
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28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The drive which turns off of Route 93A south of Jasper, AB, is not for the faint of heart! It is a twisty mountain road, but the destination is worth it. Mt. Edith Cavell is one of the most scenic spots around Jasper. The trails are fairly easy, but you should try to get there early in the day as... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We were visiting that place at the beginning of July. Unfortunately long hiking trail was still closed due to the ice and snow. We went shorter path and it was also amazing. We went to the glacier lake. You can find there huge ice rocks on the shore. Amazing photo opportunity. A must visit place. Free car park.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Great Glacier, continually melting as you watch, icefield with bergs belo. Area being re-established and pathways mproved since other glacier broke up. Good information boards and several trails for more experienced to follow.

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Steeple Bumpstead, Essex, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a really surprising venue. After driving up the mountain road (very safe) from the main highway, nothing prepares you for the scene at the end of the short footpath from the car park. The glacier hovering above the turquoise lake is incredible. If you are visiting Jasper be sure to visit Mount Edith Cavell.

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