of the most interesting sites
in the Canadian Rockies"
The Cavell Valley, Glacier, Glacial Pool
To reach the Edith Cavell access road drive south
from Jasper on the Icefields Parkway (highway 93) 5 miles and take
the well-marked turnoff onto highway 93A. Cross the Astoria
River and continue 28 kilometers (16 miles) on the mountain road
that winds its way to the trailhead. The road is not suitable
for trailers which can be left at the parking lot near the highway.
CHECK OUT EDITH CAVELL CAVES
The topography is fascinating. Crevaces, ice cave, green
glacial lake, meandering mountain stream, alpine flowers, waterfalls,
glacial debree and even a stunning blue-green iced glacier. All
this within a mile and a half. Elevation gain is moderate
and the trail is rated an easy walk.
Dozens of feet of snow and ice compress and in the summer the water from the melting glacier and waterfall above flow through the ice and create inviting dark caverns.