Mount Edith Cavell is one of Jasper's most famous mountains. And with its signature diagonal rock patterns, renowned alpine wildflower trails and fascinating history, it's no wonder why.
A long, winding drive off Highway 93A leads visitors to a newly expanded parking area, where a short, paved path leads to jaw-dropping views of the Angel Glacier, the mint-green lake below and the iconic, sparkling peak above. For extra adventure, hikers can opt for a longer, non-paved walk up into an alpine meadow with even more panoramic views (note that dogs aren’t permitted on the upper trail).
Gain a deeper appreciation for this iconic peak with the fun and fascinating facts below.
10 Highly accessible
Not only in Mt. Edith Cavell one of the most beautiful and popular hiking areas, it’s also one of the most accessible. The initial paved part of the path means more people (at multiple fitness levels) can safely witness the views. It is also possible to arrange a guided hike of the trails with a local expert. See the options here.