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Angel Glacier

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took a short hike from the parking lot to the face of Mt Edith Cavell which holds Angel Glacier with it s 2 wings and a body. Well worth the hike. We did not have time to take the 45 minute Meadows hike which would have given us a more full view of the glacier

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you hike the short trail to the viewing area of Angel Glacier it's a hike that anyone can take and enjoy. If want a bit more of a challenge take the trail that goes off to the left to Edith Cavell meadows. It traverses the rock pile and forest that continues to go up to some just fantastic nature... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Hardly an Angel Glacier anymore. Very little left so not that impressive anymore. I hadn't been in 30 years. Wanted to show the family but definitely not impressive now.

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Waalwijk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

After a gorgeous roadtrip up the mountain you arrive here. Put on your hiking boots because you are in for a small climb up the mountain to see the impressive glacier.

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Beersheba, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

from the parking lot it takes about half an hour to get to the viewpoint. from here there are signs saying not to go down to the pond , but of course everybody does... it is best to come early before many people arrive. near the pond you can hear the booms from the glacier and take great pictures!

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Cleveland, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Like most places along the Parkway, you'll want to arrive before the tour buses. Its a 15 mnt hike to the best viewing areas. It was really cool hearing the booms from the glacier calving. If you are a serious photographer, you will want to bring a wide angle lens.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This Glacier is right by Mt Edith Cavell and while it is smaller than the Athabasca glacier, it is more interesting and beautiful. The glacier looks like it is hanging off the mountain and it even has wings. there is a lovely frozen lake underneath the glacier which is off limits but some stupid people still risk their lives to... More

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We certainly have seen more impressive glaciers in the parks around, between Lake Louise and Jasper for sure. But this valley an that lake down the glacier are so beautiful, it is worth a stop and also that little 7km return hike beside the glacier (cavell meadows).

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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

From the trailhead of the Mt. Cavell, it is pretty easy to get down to Angel Glacier. The trail is mostly paved. Although there is a sign at the end of the trail alerting people about the danger of getting close to the lake below the glacier, plenty of people get down to the lake anyways. Having seen the Columbian... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I didn't realize that Angel Glacier was a hike from Edith Cavell area until I got there. And when I got there, everything connected in my mind. This is the distinctive mountain and also part of the glacier that I have been seeing from Jasper!! Unfortunately, it doesn't look like "an angel" anymore in my opinion, instead kept reminding me... More

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