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Mt. Edith Cavell

Address: Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
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Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
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Witney, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
85 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you are in or near Jasper it is worth following the windy road off the main highway just to get up to at least the foothills of this mountain. You can walk a good way up the mountain, and the views get better as you ascend. You can get great photo opportunities as well as views of the nearby... More 

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Irwin, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I went up in October and only hiked down to the lake. It was a stunning landscape. Much of the lake had a thin sheet of green ice on it and it was beautiful

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Loch, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Being sea level dwellers we were unsure how we would manage hiking at higher altitudes. The first stage to view Angel Glacier and Pond was easy along a well paved path surrounded by starkly beautiful scenery. Encouraged by this we walked part of the way to Cavell Meadows. At a boulder field we stopped as we had superb views across... More 

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Helena, MT
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552 reviews 552 reviews
177 attraction reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We were camping off our motorcycles pretty close and took the ride up to the base of the trail to the glacier. A pretty short walk to the lake and glacier is easy and amazing. Cavell was a heroic WWI nurse and this is a great monument to her. The Canadian Rockies are all amazing but this certainly is one... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

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
34 helpful votes 34 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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265 reviews 265 reviews
216 attraction reviews
237 helpful votes 237 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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Cheshire
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93 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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