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“Majestic and not too difficult to enjoy”
Review of Mt. Edith Cavell

Mt. Edith Cavell
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Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

Mount Edith Cavell is named after a WWI nurse and it is majestic thanks to the Angel Glacier, so-called because of its shape, or perhaps the angelic nature of the nurse.
Driving to it on 93A can be challenging, the road is narrow and winding but the road was recently resurfaced and accessible to all cars except large recreational vehicles.
We spotted black Bears and elk roaming freely around it. Under the Glacier is a pond where chunks of ice float, and further down is a small lake. The hike to the base of the Glacier is short and sweet. There are many trails to be discovered around it. Not to be missed.

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Reviewed August 6, 2014

I would highly recommend the meadows trail at Mt. Edith Cavell. You drive quite a bit to get to the trail head but it's spectacular. It's a short walk to view the glacier and lake opposite you. As you climb the trail you'll experience an area of rocks that was once a mountain (pushed down by a glacier), a forest, flowery meadows, small animals and then you'll be above the tree line and the views are breathtaking. it's a strenuous hike; bring water , snacks and hiking sticks.

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

The road to Mt Edith Cavell was a bit of a surprise. I was told it was quite narrow and windy, however I did not expect it to be like that. Just be careful on the road as there are many cars that cut corners on the switch backs! Once you get to the top, the views are phenomenal. It's a short walk (uphill) to Cavell Pond at the base of the mountain where most people stop. There is, however, the possibility to continue on and do a longer hike. It's a bit colder up there, so bring a sweater in case you need it. A must see on a visit to Jasper!

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

We took 93a towards Edith Cavell based upon a recommendation. Not only did we see bears (baby and mamma), but the short hike was great. It included a glacier and lake below that has small icebergs in it. So worth the trip, we all enjoyed it.

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Reviewed August 3, 2014

You can't get up with an RV over 7m and with a smaller RV you have to be careful as the road is pretty narrow. We hired a taxi that picked us up at Wabassoo Campground (70 CAD one way + taxi waits for 1 hour at the parking lot). Nice hike to the Glacier when you are at the parking lot but you can't go down to the Glacier Lake anymore as it's too dangerous. Pitty as then you could have seen the glacier very well.

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