Tonquin Valley Trail

Tonquin Valley Trail in Mount Edith Cavell Lake - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 13, 2013: Tonquin Valley Trail begins at the north shore of Cavell Lake with magnificent views of Mount Edith Cavell and its glaciers.


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.)

Tonquin Valley Trail in Mount Edith Cavell Lake - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 13, 2013: Cavell Lake, viewed from the hiker's bridge.

Tonquin Valley Trail in Mount Edith Cavell Lake - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 13, 2013: trail leading up from the bridge at the north end of Cavell Lake.

Tonquin Valley Trail in Mount Edith Cavell Lake - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 13, 2013: A little barn and ranch for horse riding.

Tonquin Valley Trail in Mount Edith Cavell Lake - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 13, 2013: A little ranch at the beginning section of Tonquin Valley Trail.

Franchere Peak along Tonquin Valley Trail in Mount Edith Cavell - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 13, 2013: Franchere Peak, viewed from Tonquin Valley Trail.

Tonquin Valley Trail in Mount Edith Cavell Lake - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 13, 2013: Back to Cavell Lake. It's a cloudy morning on Thanksgiving weekend.

Tonquin Valley Trail in Mount Edith Cavell Lake - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 13, 2013: Cavell Lake is very scenic and can be a great venue for wedding photography, engagement photos, portrait shots, and family group picture.

Tonquin Valley Trail in Mount Edith Cavell Lake - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 13, 2013: The sky finally clears up in the afternoon.

Tonquin Valley Trail in Mount Edith Cavell Lake - Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada | FollowPanda.COM

October 13, 2013: Tonquin Valley Trailhead at Cavell Lake

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.


EXTERNAL LINK

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