About Mount Edith Cavell, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada
Named in the honour of the British Nurse, who helped war prisoners, Mt Edith Cavell is one of the most recognizable peaks in Jasper National Park. The Angel Glacier flows down the north face of Mount Edith Cavell.
What to do at Mount Edith Cavell?
Things to do at Mount Edith Cavell
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Hike the Path of the Glacier to see the Angel Glacier spreading its wings across 1500 m North face of the mountain.
See Hoary Marmots and other wildlife in its natural environment.
You might also be able to witness avalanches or parts of the glacier tumbling down the mountain slope into the Cavell pond.
Mount Edith Cavell Hike
From the parking lot, follow the trail by climbing up the stairs. On the way there are interpretive boards detailing the geography and a plaque elaborating the contribution of Edith Cavell. This short interpretive paved trail ends after about half a kilometer. Continue on the trail to reach the pond area viewpoint beneath the Angel Glacier. The round trip hike takes about 45 minutes ~ 1.6 km.
To enjoy a better view, hike the Cavell Meadows Trail. This hike rewards you with the panoramic view of Angel glacier and leads to alpine meadows filled with wild flowers. The path to the medaows, forks left nn your way to the Angel Glacier. The hiking trail climbs ~380 m along rocky ridges and spruce trees to delight delight you with a view of the glacier flowing down the mountain face, The total length of the trail is ~ 4 km and takes about 2 hours.
Can you see Angle Glacier in Winter?
Road to the area is closed in Winter.
How to get to Mount Edith Cavell?
Mount Edith Cavell directions / location
The parking is at the end of Cavell Road, that starts at kilometre 13 along the original Icefields parkway - 93 A. From here, it is ~14 kilometre to the trail head/parking lot.
Get directions to the hike using the map tab.
The road is closed in winter, from early fall to late spring ~ Late May/Early June
See road conditions/closure - here
When can one visit Mount Edith Cavell?
Mount Edith Cavell hours/timing
Seasonal. Road is open from Late June to Early Fall. - The Cavell Road is open from June 19 - September 18, 2017.
Best to visit before 9am or in the evening so as to avoid summer crowds.
For the year 2017
Construction is taking place on the parking lot and access road at the end of the Cavell Road. - See more here.
Limited public access to this iconic destination through a free vehicle permit / quota system. Cyclists will not require a permit.- Permits will be available for pick up in person, outside of the Jasper National Park Information Centre between 8 am and 10 am daily.
How much time to spend at Mount Edith Cavell/Angel Glacier Hiks?
One hour for short hike to Angel Glacier. 4 hours return trip for Cavell Meadows
How much to see Mount Edith Cavell?
Mount Edith Cavell Admission/fees
Included in Jasper National Park admission.
Adult: $ 9.80; Senior: $ 8.30; Youth: $ 4.90.
Family (upto 7 people in one vehicle): $ 19.60
What about Mount Edith Cavell amenities, and parking?
The Parking lot is rather small.
Washrooms at trail head.
Hi Mount Edith Cavell Wilderness Hostel is open year round, except November. Closed on Tuesdays during Winter.
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