Jasper National Park Sights

Mount Edith Cavell

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

The Jasper area's highest mountain stands 3,363 meters (11,033 feet) tall. Showing its permanently snow-clad north face to the town, the peak was named for a World War I British nurse who stayed in Belgium to treat wounded Allied soldiers after Brussels fell to the Germans and was subsequently executed for helping prisoners of war escape. The mountain is arguably the most spectacular site in the park reachable by car. From Highway 93A, a narrow, winding 14½-km (9-mile) road (often closed until the beginning of June) leads to a parking lot at the mountain's base. Trailers aren't permitted on this road, but they can be left at a separate parking lot near the junction with 93A. Several scenic lookouts along the route offer access to trails leading up the Tonquin Valley, one of the premier hiking areas.

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Off Hwy. 93A, 27 km (17 miles) south of Jasper, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Published 01/19/2016

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