Tonquin Valley is one of the finest backcountry hiking destinations in Canadian Rockies, offering spectacular views of untouched wilderness, glacier sculpted Oubliette Mountain and The Ramparts peaks, as well as scenic Amethyst Lake. Located in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada, Tonquin Valley Trail can be accessed by two routes: the Mount Edith Cavell Road leads up the Astoria River Valley, and the Marmot Basin Road follows the Portal Creek Valley. The hiking distance is about 18.6km (11.6miles) on foot or horseback riding. The photos on this page depicts the Mount Edith Cavell route. Access to the Tonquin Valley trails can be found about one km before the end of the Mt. Edith Cavell Road. There is a parking area across from the Mt. Edith Cavell Hostel. (See map below for driving direction.)
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 is 11km up the road, just past the Cavell Hostel. Click EXTERNAL LINK below to view the map for trailhead parking lot.