Mt. Edith Cavell is one of the best hikes in Canadian Rockies—thanks to its glacier sculpted landscape, floating icebergs in the little pond (Cavell Pond) under the Angel Glacier, and breathtaking avalanches that occur from time to time. This popular hiking trail is located nearby Jasper town in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. Read Mount Edith Cavell Hiking Trail for more information.
The famous Mt. Edith Cavell was also supposed to feature on the Canadian $10 bank note, but due to errors a wrong mountain peak was used instead.
There used to be three glaciers: Ghost Glacier, Cavell Glacier, and Angel Glacier. Ghost Glacier no longer exists after its collapse in August 2012. Cavell Glacier is located at the brim of the Cavell Pond and frequently breaks away to form icebergs in this little cute lake. Angel Glacier used to look like an angel, but the bottom half has eroded away; only the top half of the angel figure is present as of today. Waterfalls and ice caves can be found in the bottom half.
There are tons of rock piles around the lake. Some of them are pretty big and on the opposite side of the mountain, so I don’t know how they end up there! Visitors to Mt. Edith Cavell often use the rocks to build inukshuk.
Read Icefields Parkway Tour Guide for nearby attractions.