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Angel Glacier

Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Type: Hiking Trails, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Absolutely breathtaking! Especially when you come close to the glacier pond with huge ice chunks in it. The scenery and energy around it is impossible to describe in words. You have to experience it yourself to understand. Is a must to see, cant recommend it enough. Magical place!

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

It was an amazing place. We took the meadow trail and got a really great view of the Glacier. Be sure to go on a sunny day!

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Calgary, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Its on Mt Edith Cavell, its my favourite glacier in the park. I have been photographing for over 30 years. It has and is slowly disappearing but remains one of the most iconic Glacier in the park. Best viewing point is from the Edith Cavell Meadows. Serious hike but wow does it show off the Glacier from an eye level... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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38 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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