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Mt. Edith Cavell

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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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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Yorkton, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We took the scenic drive from Jasper to Lake Louise and stopped everywhere inbetween, but this was our favorite! The road up is smooth but it has many switchbacks, and could make a person sick, but very scenic nontheless! We didn't hike up to the top as there was so much more we wanted to see, but next time we... More

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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

We took the (scenic and pretty) drive here from downtown Jasper and reaching the foot of the mountain was absolutely breathtaking. What a majestic beauty of a mountain!! Very worth the visit! We were not able to get out of the car much do to a swarm of mosquitos (where did those come from?) and no repellant, but we just... More

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Waterloo, Belgium
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76 reviews 76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

There is a statue of Edith Cavell, the British nurse executed by the Germans in Brussels during WW1, in St. Martins London, but the Canadians have topped that by naming this imposing mountain in her honour.A winding narrow road,with a couple of viewing stops, takes you to the parking area,which is not that large. We did it in late September-... More

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Thornbury, Ontario Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The hike up to the Angel Glacier on Mount Edith Cavell near Jasper, Alberta is one of those experiences which takes only a few hours but remains in memory for decades. Once in the car park hike up to the main observation area, but then continue up over the rubble fields to the rear as if you intended to climb... More

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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91 reviews 91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Quite a long and sometimes steep hike to get up to view this, but well worth it after you reach the viewing area! Not far out of Jasper (South). Very interesting to view.

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Pembroke, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a must see when in the park. The drive is amazing with some incredible viewing stops along the way. The hike to the viewing area for the glacier is not too strenuous and is well worth it!

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Elanora, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Take the road up to the car park it is a great road. The angel glacier and other glaciers make great photos.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The glaciers were amazing. We had wanted to visit here last year but as part of the ghost glacier had fallen, we couldn't It was worth the wait - it was great. We went on a cold day, it even started to snow while we were there but it was beautiful. The drive up is not for the faint hearted... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The narrow twisty road up to the trail is lovely and scenic. A short uphill hike (10 min) and you get the view of the 2 glaciers with a semi-frozen lake below surrounded by huge majestic mountains. Absolutely beautiful.

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Vancouver, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a must-do if you're headed up Jasper way. I have conducted coach tours for years up the Canadian Rockies but Mount Edith Cavell and the Angel Glacier was not on any itinerary. But there's a reason for this: The road is quite narrow and very twisty. Highway coaches are simply too big for the road. If you're driving... More

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