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“A hidden Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mt. Edith Cavell

Mt. Edith Cavell
Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic formations, Mountains, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Picnicking
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Dawson Creek, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“A hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We visited the Cavell last June on the advice of some locals. The drive up is STEEP and includes a number of super-tight switchbacks. This can make the drive down an interesting, if not scary adventure as well. Driving down in a lower gear made the trip to the bottom not so hair-raising for us. Once at the top, the trail to the glacier is bare, but you get some spectacular views of the mountainside. It feels like you are on top of the world up there!

Visited June 2012
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Vernon, Canada
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“Awe inspiring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is such an interesting glacier. It hangs off the side of Mt. Edith Cavell and does resemble an angel. We have been here several times, but the first time I saw it was the most awe inspiring. You walk out of the parking lot and onto the trail, you over look an old glacier path. The area is just so wide open here, I cannot explain it. You then walk one of two trails (low trail or high trail) to the moraigne at the bottom of the glacier. You can walk all the way up to the foot of the glacier.
It is tough to be see this one without weather messing it up. Jasper is not known for great weather.

Visited August 2012
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Kingston, Canada
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“Great View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

There is a basic trail that will take you closer to the Angel glacier, and worth the VERY short hike for some amazing photos. There is also another path, the Cavell Meadows hike that I did in July two years ago. We went on a rainy day but it was still worth it. The flowers in bloom that time of year were beautiful-a lot of plants I've never seen before. Bring a camera, because you'll be taking a TON of photos!

Visited July 2012
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Newcastle, Australia
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“What scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We took several photos of the Mountain. A beautiful sight on the trip down from Jasper to Banff. There are some good views to be had of the mountain as you drive. South.

Visited September 2012
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London, Canada
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“WONDEROUS WALK”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We walked the glacier trail and were astounded at the sights...so close to the glacier and the trickle of the water run off. Chunks of glacier in a pool at the bottom that you could touch. Fantastic picture opportunities. The drive up is breathtaking and chance to see Mama and cub at side of road.

Visited August 2012
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