Cavell Lake in Mt. Edith Cavell is one of the two hiking trailheads to the world famous Tonquin Valley in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It’s located next to the Cavell Hostel, about 11km up the Cavell Road. See map below for driving direction. Cavell Lake is not the same as Cavell Pond, which is located at the base of Mt. Edith Cavell where Angel Glacier and Cavell Glacier slide into.
Cavell Lake provides scenic views of the surrounding mountain peaks, including Mt. Edith Cavell, Sorrow Peak, and Franchere Peak. It’s a paradise for photographers. The tranquil lake surface yields a clear reflection of Mt. Edith Cavell in the summer. In October, the lake starts to freeze. It can be a great outdoor venue for wedding photography, engagement photos, portrait shots, and family group pictures.
Map and Driving Direction
From Jasper townsite, travel the Icefields Parkway south for 6km, then turn right onto Highway 93A. Follow 93A 5km to the Edith Cavell Road on the right. The parking area to Cavell Lake is 11km up the road, just past the Cavell Hostel. The parking area is also indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map).