Level: Easy to
3 to 5 hours / 9.5K return
Park at the Mount Edith
Cavell parking lot 28kms south of Jasper
and approximately 178Kms
north of Lake Louise. Jasper National Park.
the finest hikes found in Jasper
National Park. Expect to see lots of
people here during the summer
months. The trailhead
is located on the south side of the parking lot, next
to the view point wall. This hike
has several variations from an easy
walk towards Cavell pond or a half
day hike to Cavell Meadows Summit.
Allow 4 to 5 hours return to the
summit of Cavell
trail is paved for the first few
hundred meters starting near the tourist wall. You can take an easy
walk straight towards Cavell
which is what most of the tourist do
or take the more demanding left
trail upwards towards Cavell
Meadows. As you work your way up to the
meadows, views of Mount Edith Cavell,
Angel Glacier, Cavell Glacier are stunning. In the
spring and early summer wildflowers
will be blooming all around you. The
Cavell Meadows trail is essentially
a large loop leading towards a rocky
knoll located below Cavell Meadows Summit,
total elevation gain to this point
This view point can be crowed
but not near as bad as Cavell Pond
below. If you want to escape all the
crowds keep working your way up
the rock and scree to the
top of the Summit. Views from this
point just don't get any better than this. From the summit you can
see the top of the Angel Glacier,
Cavell Glacier, Cavell Kettle Lake
below and the north & south Jasper Park Way.
Mount Columbia on the south horizon
and the daunting huge north face of
Mount Edith Cavell are stunning.
looking summit to summit from this
point. In early spring and summer
you may see and hear several
avalanches roar down Mount Edith
Cavell's north face. Mount
was named after an English world war
1 nurse who helped allied soldiers
escape from German occupied Belgium.
She was executed by the Germans for
her noble actions and beliefs. I'm
sure there could not be a better
dedication then having this mountain
named after her. Access to the Tonquin Valley can be found 1Km
before the parking lot.
Local campgrounds include
Whistlers. There are several hiking trails,
Miette Hot Springs,
Punch Bowl Falls,
Athabasca Falls are all
located in this area.
You are in bear country.