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The feeling up on Edith Cavell is somewhat of another world, and it's one of those places that you... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2018
zevipilzer
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Jerusalem, Israel
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I climbed Mt. Edith years ago and still remember the experience fondly, mountain sheep, bears and... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
boppapat
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Alameda, California
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

The feeling up on Edith Cavell is somewhat of another world, and it's one of those places that you really have to be there to understand it. Angel Glacier is absolutely majestic.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank zevipilzer
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I climbed Mt. Edith years ago and still remember the experience fondly, mountain sheep, bears and other wildlife abounded. Despite frostbitten toes, (I foolishly made the ascent in tennis shoes), I still count it as a positive experience.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Incredible to see a glacier on the mountain, lots of photo opportunities that you would be unlikely to see anywhere else.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

beautiful "ice cream" topping mountain. It is definitely a creation of the Lord's and none other. remember to dress accordingly. check weather before leaving

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

I visited in August 2017. Yes, had to line up at the Parks Office several days before and managed to get a pass for 8.00am to drive to Mt Edith Cavell. It was a gamble as the weather can change in a couple of days...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Despite the trouble to get a ticket from visitor center, it was worth the trouble. They are building a larger parking lot to accommodate the crowd. The size of the glacier and color of glacier water makes it all worth the while . Hike was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank GintamaZ
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

My brother, friend and I did a hiking trip here in early August. Of all the hikes we did in Banff and jasper, this was my favorite. It has everything, glaciers, icebergs, stunning water, and breathtaking views. You do need to get a permit for...More

Date of experience: February 2018
5  Thank Jared B
Reviewed October 5, 2017

This used to be my favorite place in all of the Canadian Rockies, but then they implemented the restriction to accessing down near the water and it’s not nearly as fun to explore. I remember just a few years ago going and being able to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Planatoid
Reviewed October 3, 2017

What a hike to get to but well worth the steep climb camped there over night and it was so worth it . Seen the northern lights reflecting onto the lake itself felt like you were in a magical area.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Marie J
Reviewed September 29, 2017

You need to pick up a ticket the day before at the visitor center in town to do the road (or they might let you go anyway). The drive up is nice with a few stops along the way, then you end up right at...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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mikey74540
August 18, 2018|
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Response from 31Elaine | Reviewed this property |
Hi we couldn't walk the trail, we could only see it from the road. Such a shame as it was on our list of to do's
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anna v
August 14, 2018|
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Response from lennlb | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anna, Yes I believe it is closed. This is due to flooding that washed out the carpark. Its taking time to rebuild and I understand Parks Canada has closed all access by cars until the work is complete. Check the... More
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May 15, 2018|
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Response from GintamaZ | Reviewed this property |
It is around 15 mins to 20 mins walk. It is family friendly trail from parking to viewing point. Most people turn around after admiring Mt Edith Cavell from here. After doing the loop hike, I have to admit that was the best... More
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travelmazze
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Icefield Parkways in Two Days (2 Replies)
Hi, I'm doing quite a lot of research for my trip to the canadian rockies in august this summer. But I'm stuck planning the itinerary for the icefield parkways. I found a lot of inspiration for what to do, but I'm not sure how to best split those activities up. We'll be going from Banff to Jasper, spend couple of days there and then go back to Banff. So technically we would have two driving days to spend on the parkways as well as at least one day to spare in Jasper to visit the north-most...More
April 21, 2017|
Response fromtravelmazze|
Thanks that's a very useful map, thank you!
marvi62
Philadelphia, PA
Packing for a June Trip to Banff and Jasper-My Advice (2 Replies)
We just returned from a week-long trip to Banff and Jasper (June 17-25). In planning for the trip, I read a lot of Forum postings and questions from others re what to pack. These are my comments and suggestions for future travellers. I hope you find them helpful. 1. Pack refillable water bottles and take them everywhere. Outside of Banff and Jasper, there are very few stores, and grocery stores in the towns are very expensive. Plus, you are at a high altitude, so you need to drink a lot...More
July 03, 2011|
Response fromkrp329|
Marvi62, thank you so much for this helpful list, as well as the other reports you have been posting. I'm sure that others who are coming to the Rockies are finding your information very useful! Just wanted to mention, regarding your first comment, about bottled water: I highly recommend using a refillable water bottle! The municipal water supplies here in the towns in the Rockies is very good and very safe, and using a refillable water bottle is much better for the environment than...More
Vickyvinxs
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Best method of travel in Canadian Rockies: train/bus/other? (10 Replies)
Hi all :) My relatives and I will be visiting the Canadian Rockies this Dec. As we will not be driving, it would be great to know what options are available with regards to travelling in and around Banff and Jasper National Park. I've heard of Greyhound buses, but am not sure if they operate within the Rockies. Due to safety reasons, we would prefer to not to travel with coaches/strict bus tours where we are pressured to mingle with many strangers. I am not too limited with regards to...More
January 21, 2015|
Response fromDCH_in_Canada|
Is there a particular reason you're choosing to come in December? I can understand a winter visit to partake in winter sports activities, but the sights you mention I would consider to be better in summer. Some of them are not even possible to get to in winter.