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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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Type: Geologic Formations, Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
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Irwin, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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514 reviews 514 reviews
161 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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
26 helpful votes 26 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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266 reviews 266 reviews
217 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
93 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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Norcross, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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