The Mount Edith Cavell Trail is an activity and sightseeing destination located south of the community of Jasper, Alberta, Canada in the Jasper National Park.
The challenging recreation trail climbs up to some amazing views of mountain peaks, a wildflower meadow and a hanging glacier. The trail is popular for activities like hiking, rock climbing and wildlife sightings including bighorn sheep and bear.
The peak of Mount Edith Cavell measures 3364 metres high and the recreation trail leading to the base of the glacier measures 6.1 kilometres one way.
The single track hiking route is considered a moderately difficult route with some steep sections, exposed tree roots and loose rocks. Located along the route are interpretive signs and information billboards.
The activity route starts by exploring a forested trail along the banks of the Cavell River before connecting up with Caribou Lake. From the lake the trail continues further up into a wildflower meadow called Cavell Meadows which is located at the base of Angel Glacier.
For the curious the Mount Edith Cavell Trail continues east of Cavell Meadows for another 1.5 kilometres on an un maintained access trail leading up to an even higher viewpoint. The access trail climbs along a rocky ridge leading to more views overlooking the glacier and the meadows.
Located near the trailhead entrance to the Mount Edith Cavell Trail is a day use area with picnic tables, information signs and pit toilets.
Mount Edith Cavell Trail is 30 kilometres from the community of Jasper, Alberta, Canada. Travel west on Main Street (Connaught Drive) in the community of Jasper to the traffic lights on Highway 16. Travel straight through the lights and continue traveling south on Highway 93 to an exit road (ski hill exit) on your right. Travel to the end of the road to the trailhead.