Mt. Edith Cavell Tours
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At almost 11,000 feet (3,300 meters) above sea level, Mt. Edith Cavell is one of Canada’s most impressive mountains — and the province of Alberta’s most notable peak. The mountain was named after a British nurse who was executed in WWI for helping Allied prisoners escape from occupied Brussels. The bright turquoise glacial meltwater of Cavell Pond below the rugged summit of Mt. Edith Cavell is one of the most beautiful vistas in Jasper National Park. It is one of the few places in the world where a short walk can bring you up close and personal with a glacier. Vegetation grows slowly at such high elevation, and Mt. Edith Cavell experiences heavy visitor use. It is considered a fragile ecological area (where even a footprint can last for decades), so please do stay on the marked trails. In the spring, you may see and/or hear avalanches thundering down Mt. Edith Cavell’s stark north face.
From the parking lot, a well-groomed trail leads uphill to an excellent view of the mountain and Angel Glacier. The Path of the Glacier Loop meanders through the geological debris left behind by the retreat of the local glaciers. The trail ends at a small meltwater pond full of icebergs, and offers a fantastic view of both the Angel and Cavell Glaciers. Flower lovers may be especially interested in the Cavell Meadows Trail, which leads above the glacial debris to a subalpine meadow that explodes with wildflower life during the month of July.
Traveling south from Jasper, follow Highway 93A for 3.2 miles (5.2 km). Turn right onto Cavell Road right after crossing the Astoria River. The trailhead is by the parking lot (which fills up early) at the end of Mt. Edith Cavell Road. The trail to Cavell Meadows is 2.4 miles (3.8 km) each way. During the winter months when Cavell Road is closed to traffic, it becomes a popular trail for cross-country skiing. Skiers often stay overnight at the Mount Edith Cavell Hostel before venturing out into the backcountry of the Tonquin Valley.
Address: Mt. Edith Cavell, Improvement District No. 12,, Jasper, Alberta, Canada T0E, Canada
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Mt. Edith Cavell
Feel the rush of the open road and the wind on your face as you tour the incredible landscape of Canadian Rockies and Jasper National Park in the sidecar of a Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by a professional driver. Pick from among a range of destinations for your ride, customized to meet your interests, including Medicine Lake, Maligne Canyon, Maligne Lake, Athabasca Falls, Angel Glacier, Miette Hot Springs or Mount Edith Cavell. Along the way, spot local wildlife and listen to insightful commentary from your guide about the area’s history and natural scenery. Your motorcycle ride can accommodate up to two passengers and also includes round-trip transport from your hotel or the train station, and 1-, 2- or 3-hour ride options.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Walks & Talks Jasper is more than just a tour it is an informative guided hike you will experience a locals story about Jasper as we walk farther and enjoy more of Maligne Canyon.Learn about the underground cave system as your guide leads you along the rim of the Canyon you look down into the deep gorge and see the rushing water below. You will hear the roar of the waterfall and feel the spray.Your guide has a special spot picked out where we stop to enjoy our picnic lunch in Nature.We continue up the trail and cross the other 4 amazing bridges to where we started the hike.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What's the best way to experience Mt. Edith Cavell?
The best ways to experience Mt. Edith Cavell are:
- Canadian Rockies Tour by Chauffeured Sidecar from Jasper
- Private Guided Hike - Maligne Canyon 5 Bridges Adventure