Mt. Edith Cavell
Mt. Edith Cavell
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Maps741122
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Sep 2022 • Family
Such a wonderful find, we were so pleased the Information Centre in Jasper suggested it.
As someone new to the area we knew about the Athabaska Glacier but there were so many tourists there.
I’m contrast Edith Cavell glacier was fairly quiet. There’s a pretty scenic walk on a well laid path to the glacier. Slightly uphill climb but quite easy.
The view over the Glacier and Angel Glacier is stunningly beautiful. Well recommend
Written September 10, 2022
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NJ-KAS252
Cherry Hill, NJ111 contributions
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Aug 2022
We are not big hikers but when in Jasper, we wanted to do some local nature walks. This was recommended by our hotel staff and was not disappointing. About a 1 mile uphill walk on paved walkway to see the face of the mountain, glacier and lake. It was beautiful. There are more lengthy trails you can also take for those experienced but this was great for us and glad we did it!
Written September 22, 2022
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catherine o
West Midlands, UK4 contributions
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Aug 2022
A really lovely place - the Angel glacier was amazing and just the short family walk to view the lake was beautiful.

We followed the Cavell Meadws trail and then continued up to the ridge above the meadows which had wonderful views. The last section was quite a tough walk and needed proper footwear and clothing.
Written September 12, 2022
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TLG444
Canada992 contributions
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Aug 2019
The drive was beautiful but a bit scary. Very narrow with 180 degree switchbacks and drop-offs in some areas.
We arrived at the parking area late afternoon, after a long day of sight-seeing. It was starting to get cold and the mosquito's were horrendous so we decided to not attempt the hike to the glacier.
Written February 11, 2020
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jjluke
Calgary, Canada1,758 contributions
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Jul 2017 • Couples
After a long journey climbing a mountain to get to the access point, we arrived at Edith Cavell and witnessed why it is such a popular site. The contrast of water, glacier, mountain and forest was heavenly, and I was told you can hear the glacier crackling itself. Note when we went there in early July, that the second half of the main path was closed off due to an aggressive bear, so keep that in mind. We did not encounter any of them on our trek there, however. It is about a 15-20 minute walk of moderate incline from the parking lot to the site where we took pictures of the glacier. Definitely beautiful and worth the extra drive. Note it is about a 30 minute drive from the highway.

Note that during the 2017 season, the parks are working on expanding the parking lot so there is limited access to the site and you will require a permit from the Jasper information center in town (they hand them out first thing in the morning between 8-10am situated in a table outside). You can select one of four times and there is a timeframe you can use the permits for. When we went there, despite being a busy weekend, we managed to get one for a few days later (lots of availability). Same-day permits were obviously taken quicker, but there was still one time left towards the end of the two hour window, to give you a reference point.

Please kindly indicate if you found this review to be helpful as it will allow me to better focus my future efforts! Much appreciated - hope you have a great time and safe travels!
Written August 3, 2017
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mjneenan
Chicago, IL843 contributions
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This set of hikes, the one that goes to the Angel Glacier and the pond below it ... and the Cavell Meadows made for a beautiful afternoon for us. The first can be done in an hour and requires no hiking stamina ... it's mostly paved. The Cavell Meadows hike is definitely a lot of up in a hurry, but takes you through wonderful meadows filled with flowers - at least when we were there in early August. Just a great hike! By the way, if you're wondering what our favorite hike was it was in Banff NP - Plain of the Six Glaciers. I put up a photo web album of our whole trip, with captions and the pictures that correspond with Mt. Edith Cavell are #154-166.. There are pictures of both hikes. Go to Picasaweb.google.com/mjneenan, if interested and let me know if you have any questions.
Written August 16, 2010
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krp329
Jasper, Canada34,843 contributions
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Mt. Edith Cavell is one of my favourite places in Jasper National Park, one I would recommend as an absolute "do not miss"! You can just drive up the road, stopping at the Astoria River look-out and then at the viewing area at the end of the road, or you can do a short walk (about 2 km, the Path of the Glacier Trail) or a longer hike to beautiful subalpine meadows and a ridge above treeline (the 8 km Cavell Meadows trail). The views of the mountain and the Angel Glacier are truly stunning, and I have often heard rockfall or seen small avalanches.

The history of Edith Cavell, a British WW1 nurse, is fascinating and if you are interested in knowing more about her than just the small amount of information posted on the interpretive panels, there are books available at Jasper bookstores (such as the Friends of Jasper shop in the Visitor Information Centre).

I make sure to hike the Cavell Meadows trail at least once each summer and the photos I've included are from some of the times I have been there.
Written October 7, 2010
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John W
Orange, CT142 contributions
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We hiked Mount Edith Cavell the first week of August 2009. This was the best hike we did the entire week. We noticed several hikers well into their 70s (or 80s), yet you need to be in shape. The beginning is an easy loop along the glacier basin. Hike right up to the lake formed by the melting glacier. Then hike up the mountain (take the right path when given a choice), and be able to look across to the top of the glacier. Wildflowers were everywhere. Get there before 10am, or parking in the lot can be a problem. Pick a parking spot where you won't get boxed in by subsequent cars.
Written September 11, 2009
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Michael C
Derby, UK1,981 contributions
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Sep 2016 • Couples
I became very emotional when visiting this mountain. I grew up in a village only a couple of miles from where Edith Cavell was born but, until I reached Jasper, I had no idea that Canada had named this fantastic mountain after our Norfolk heroine who was shot by the Germans in 1915 for helping British soldiers to escape. As soon as I discovered the existence of the mountain I knew that I had to visit it in order to pay homage to that immensely brave lady.

The road to the mountain is 14 kilometres of almost continuous bends until you reach the parking lot. There is then quite a steep, but reasonably paved, path to the viewing point. From here there is a fantastic view of the north face of this unbelievably beautiful mountain, and also of the Angel glacier. At the foot of the glacier is a lake filled with ice floes. Many signs warn of possible flash floods that might occur if part of the glacier should break away and fall into the lake. For me, this was not only emotional, it was also one of the most stunning sights that I saw during my visit to Canada.
Written September 26, 2016
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Brian R
Vancouver, Canada68 contributions
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Oct 2013 • Friends
This is a must-do if you're headed up Jasper way. I have conducted coach tours for years up the Canadian Rockies but Mount Edith Cavell and the Angel Glacier was not on any itinerary.

But there's a reason for this: The road is quite narrow and very twisty. Highway coaches are simply too big for the road. If you're driving an RV, you can do the drive- so long as it's not one of those huge affairs. If you are towing a trailer, leave it in the designated parking lot.

Part-way up the road you will find yourself stopping to gasp at the Tonquin Valley. Take the pictures and continue up, right to the base of Mt. Edith Cavell.

From the parking lot there is a 45-minute walk (there and back) with moderate elevation gain. Bear in mind that you are at a relatively high altitude so for those who are not fit it may seem like a challenge but take your time: there are benches to rest along the way and the view once you get to the viewing area is jaw-dropping.

It feels a bit disorienting as there are two cliff faces perpendicular to each other that soar thousands of feet above your head. It feels like you are in a room yet the walls are hundreds of feet away so while your brain thinks you can reach out and touch the 'walls' every other sense tells you that you are a speck in this mountainous spectacle. It is indeed awe-inspiring.

Much to my surprise, the full length of the road has just recently been repaved so it is a smooth, well marked road. The pathways are well maintained. Being there on October 1st I found very few people around but I imagine during the summer months it is quite busy.

That said, it is still a must-do spot if you're looking for that quintessential Canadian Rockies experience, where the mountains tower over you, impeding passing clouds and touching the heavens above.
Written October 4, 2013
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