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Jasper National Park Sights

Mt. Edith Cavell

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  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 10/21/2013

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The highest mountain in the vicinity of Jasper, Mt. Edith Cavell towers at 11,033 feet and shows its permanently snow-clad north face to the town. It's named after a World War I British nurse who stayed in Belgium to treat wounded Allied soldiers after Brussels fell to the Germans; she was 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 base of the mountain. Trailers are not 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 area.

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

Updated 10/21/2013


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