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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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London
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

we visited after 5pm so had the mountain to ourselves. wonderful walk with great views - glacier, lichens, flowers - no wildlife. Make sure you go on a clear day as the views make this visit a must do.

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Frisco, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Get there early as it is popular! The sight of the two glaciers is so impressive. The sounds of the glacier cracking is fantastic. We got off on the rock climbers trail by the moraine which was a bit tricky but had it all to ourselves along with marmots and picas! The meadow trail is wonderful with super views! Still... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We walked from the car park through the wilderness trails to the glacier lake. There are still hanging glaciers but these are melting fast, in fact you can tell where the glacier covered on your walk up from the car park. A very pleasant experience to get back to nature and the peacefulness of the area.

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Lincolnshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

An amazing sight to see, stunning, but make sure you bring your warm weather stuff to take a walk as it's much cooler there than in Jasper

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Calgary, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The North Face of Edith Cavell is one of the classic climbs in North America. Angel Glacier and the hulking mountain are visible from all over the Jasper area. Ice bergs in a lake in August, a variety of short/medium hikes, this is what Jasper is all about.

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Piraeus, Greece
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The steep, uphill pathway to Mt. Edith Cavell Glacier is well worth the effort if taken slowly up to the viewing spot right opposite the glacier, waterfall and gorgeous coloured pool. Well worth seeing, especially as it can be seen that the glacier has already melted a lot, but is still deep and majestic at the top of the mountain.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One warning as you drive up, it is a long winding road and a few of the curves going up have blind spots. Driving back down was by far less stressful. Once up the gravel parking area had ample space in the late afternoon. The views of the glacier were amazing. The trail was well maintained, but if heights bother... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The drive is very special but the walk on the trail to the glacier is the best part. The views of the glacier unforgetable. #1 attraction in Jasper Park. The fact that they enable to reach it by car is a magnificent job by the Park people.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Don't stop at the glacier viewpoint - it's amazing, but there's more. The walk to the ridge was long but exhilirating. 5 hour round trip but the flowers during early August near the top are amazing. You can constantly hear the glacier cracking and marvel at the strength of it. You can see forever.

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Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A fantastic hike but go early. The morning light makes the mountain explode in color, washes out later in the day. Multitudes of tourists start to arrive at 10, so get started at 7 if you can.

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