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Angel Glacier

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Waalwijk
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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melbourne
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34 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

It is just 25-40 minutes drive from Jasper, and it such an exhilirating drive to the angel glacier. The roads to the mountain are narrower than normal Canadian road. For motor homes, they have to park it below and will have a strenuous hike to the mountains. You can easily park your car above, and a short hike to the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This glacier is accessed for viewing from the trail at Mount Edith Cavell. Following last years glacier fall the area has been changed by nature dramatically and there is less trail walking than before. But it is well worth a visit.

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Barrie, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This glacier has the shape of an Angel, hence the name. There is a hiking path up towards it. The hike is not strenuous, but if the weather is hot, taking water with you is a must. The scenery along the way is amazing. The road to get to the parking lot of the glacier has many beautiful spots worthwhile... More

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