Ever wondered where they get those picture postcard views of Mount Edith Cavell? Well look no further, the short walk to the shore of Cavell Lake in Jasper National Park is the place.
From the parking lot walk down the gravel road for 100m to the bridge over the outlet of Cavell Lake and enjoy. The light is best in the morning. This short trail doesn't really require one but for map lovers there is the government topo 83 D/9 Amethyst Lakes (trail incorrectly plotted) and the Gemtrek 'Jasper and Maligne Lake'. These maps are available from your The Friends of Jasper.
Submitted by 'mtncat'.
Drive south of Jasper on the Icefields Parkway (Hwy 93), past the park gate at 7km turn right on 93a. Follow 93a for 5.5km and turn right on the Edith Cavell Road. Drive 13km to the parking lot for the Tonquin Valley, which is across the road from the Edith Cavell Hostel www.hihostels.ca, the only overnight accommodation near the mountain.
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Posted By: cdmonson
- Mon Jul 04 01:43:29 UTC 2011
UpsideAngel Glacier just down the road gets most of the tourist traffic, and it's a bit of a zoo. Which is a good thing for anyone who wants to appreciate this lake. I came here at sunrise, and had quite possibly the best sunrise experience of my life (and I wake up for sunrise a LOT). Stood on the shore for an hour and a half and saw no one. Thinking it was due to the early hour, I came back at about 10:00 am, stayed about 20 minutes--and still saw no one. And this was in July. The view can't be beaten, and Mt. Edith Cavell looms enormously over the lake--pictures can't portray how big it is. DownsideNone. I love this spot.