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Angel Glacier (and the lake below it) is the highlight of the Mt. Edith Cavell trail. The glacier gets its name due to its shape as has what looks like outstretched arms or 'wings' so it appears as an angel (albeit a blueish icy angel)....More
The parks service limits the number of people in the area so it's a wonderful way to get spectacular scenery without the crowds.
Make sure to pick up a pass from the visitor center in Jasper the day; the short drive from Jasper is absolutely...More
We managed to get a permit for the same day -wpm. It is well worth it - wonderful -wonderful -wonderful. Not many people on the walk - we only walked to the lake and sat for ages looking at the beauty of it all. While...More
This is one of the most amazing/shocking places I've ever been.
The glacier itself is amazing, It really looks like a big "angel" from behind, and a very tough guy! It's just awesome. The lake is really amazing, full of pieces of ice.
The parking lot is a 40 min. drive from downtown Jasper. Take AB-93 4 miles south of town and turn right onto 93A. Go 3 miles and turn right again to go 8.4 miles up the Mt. Edith Cavell access road. Restrooms are at the...More
This was my main motivation for walking the Mount Edith Cavell glacier trail. The hike was fun and the view of the glacier was beautiful. The day we were there it wasn't very crowded so the feeling of being in a deserted place was truly...More
This glacier clings to the north side of Mount Edith Cavell and is quite stunning. It can be easily viewed by taking the trail from the parking lot. However, you cannot get too close to it in case large chunks break off and fall into...More