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“Show up Early”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Angel Glacier

Angel Glacier
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Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper
Cleveland, OH
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Show up Early”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited September 2013
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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful glacier”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 go up close to get a picture.

Visited September 2013
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Cochrane, Canada
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“Wonderful, the lake is so beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We certainly have seen more impressive glaciers in the parks around, between Lake Louise and Jasper for sure.

But this valley an that lake down the glacier are so beautiful, it is worth a stop and also that little 7km return hike beside the glacier (cavell meadows).

Visited August 2013
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Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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“An easy walk to this small glacier”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

From the trailhead of the Mt. Cavell, it is pretty easy to get down to Angel Glacier. The trail is mostly paved. Although there is a sign at the end of the trail alerting people about the danger of getting close to the lake below the glacier, plenty of people get down to the lake anyways. Having seen the Columbian Icefield the day earlier, this glacier is pretty small in comparison. Global warming is making it even smaller.

Visited August 2013
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Huntington Beach, California
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“Got to hike down from Mt. Edith Cavell!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

I didn't realize that Angel Glacier was a hike from Edith Cavell area until I got there.
And when I got there, everything connected in my mind.
This is the distinctive mountain and also part of the glacier that I have been seeing from Jasper!!
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like "an angel" anymore in my opinion, instead kept reminding me more of the Texas longhorns logo, but still worth hiking.

The hike itself is about I would say 50 minutes if you take your time from the parking lot area. That is, if you go all the way to the bottom of the glacier area.

However, at about less than halfway point, there is an area that everybody kind of rests, takes pictures, etc. that you can see the glacier from. If you think you don't have much time or think the hike down is too much for you, you can choose to stop here, and/or wait here for other members in your party if they want to go down.

Visited July 2013
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