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Mt. Edith Cavell

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
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Helena, MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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