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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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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is the best hike in Jasper NP IMO. The whole hike took just under 4 hours. There are flowers everywhere. It is so pretty in summer. Added bonus is the glacier you can really close to and the views from the top are superb.

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London, United Kingdom
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The views of the 'angel' and 'ghost' glacier are really once in a lifetime stuff and you can continue up the trail to see views of them from a higher altitude. This was one of our most memorable stops and the photos taken here are picture postcard worthy. Definitely worth a visit. I would recommend you go early as the... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Spectacular views. However, no information on who Edith Cavell was but we learned all about the white men who allegedly discovered this mountain and the surrounding mountains. Seriously, in 2014 we are still going to say that white men discovered the Rockies when we know how long First Nations lived there???? An elderly couple also visiting were the ones to... More

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A short hike to the face of the mountain and Angel Glacier takes you to a sellbinding view. There is excellent signage about the site especially about the glacier fall which caused a tsunami in the valley in the Summer of 2012. An absolute must if in the Jasper area.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This hike is one of my all-time favorites. It is invigorating, uplifting, majestic. You travel up the mountain all the while enjoying varying views of glaciers, forest and alpine flowers. The crashing thunderclaps of shifting glaciers were a true force of nature witnessed firsthand. We saw two rock slides on Edith Cavell due to the glacier's shifting. We came early... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had never seen glaciers or icebergs until we came here. Incredible experience. The hikes around here are amazing and the moraine lake...breathtaking!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A solid week of hiking and camping and this hike was definitely my favorite. We went all the way to the ridge with our 12 and 13 year olds

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Modiin, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was a great hike - there are varied levels and you can go for longer or shorter, depending on your desire/ability. It's a lot of climbing, so not especially easy, but well-marked trail. Able to see lakes, glaciers, meadows and flowers all in one hike. It was gorgeous! There is parking and bathrooms at the start, which makes it... More

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