Mount Edith Cavell is a mountain located in the Athabasca River and Astoria River valleys of Jasper National Park, Canada, and the most prominent peak entirely within Alberta. A close up view of the north face of Mt. Edith Cavell is visible after a short hike to Cavell Meadows.
The Mount Edith Cavell Tour follows the “Path of the Glacier” trail though one of Jasper’s most stunning landscapes. This is one of the most spectacular adventures that we offer and should not be missed by anyone visiting Jasper National Park!
Your guide will transport you to and from the Jasper townsite and along the Path of the glacier while providing enlightening interpretation of the local ecology, geology, and history. The walk usually requires 1.5 hours to complete and is 1.6 km (1 mile) in length and gains 170 ft of elevation over half of this distance. Most people find this walk to be of little to moderate difficulty to achieve. On this hike you will experience the majesty of Mount Edith Cavell towering over a mile above you. You may even see icebergs calve off the Angel Glacier and cascade into Cavell Pond. This tour lasts approximately three hours. Please ensure you have water, closed toe footwear, and a jacket. This tour is operational for a relatively short period of the year due to seasonal closures of the road by Parks Canada. This tour operates June 26th through to October 15th.
The Cavell Meadows Trail is by far the most popular trail in the area. This trail gains 500 meters in altitude, and offers a panoramic view of the highest peak in the Athabasca Valley, Mount Edith Cavell. The humid environment created by this mountain creates an abundant amount of wild flowers.
The Cavell Meadows Trail is by far the most popular trail in the area. This trail gradually gains 500 meters in altitude, and offers a panoramic view of the highest peak in the Athabasca Valley, Mount Edith Cavell. The humid environment created by this mountain creates an abundant amount of wild flowers that are at their best in late July and early August. There is also an incredible view of the iconic Angel Glacier.
Join Paula on Mount Edith Cavell tour she will drive the van to the towering mountain and back to Jasper as she will have a Parks Canada Permit to access the road. Paula has planned stops to point all things of interest as we walk to take in the mountains awesome beauty and Angel Glacier.
We may hear the glacier calve and tumble into the Pond. Allow 3 hours.
Join Paula on the hike to Mount Edith Cavell Meadows; Jasper's signature hike. Paula has planned stops, so she can point out things of interest; glaciers, flowers, small mammals, history and for you to catch your breath!
She is passionate for this alpine area where she has hiked sine she was a child. We will stop for a picnic lunch across from Angel Glacier, in a wildflower meadow, it's awesome. Come enjoy this hike and gain an appreciation for this special location. Paula is always happy when she gets to hike to the meadows. Departs 9:30 am. – allow about 5 hours - 90 minutes driving, 3-3.5 hours hiking
Take a two hour motorcycle tour to one of Jasper's most iconic destinations. You will have the choice of visiting Athabasca Falls, Maligne Canyon & Medicine Lake, Mount Edith Cavell or we will try our best to create a customized tour for you.