On Mount Edith Cavell until 2012 there were two glaciers, Ghost and Angel. Ghost collapsed during this glacial event. Avalanches and ice fall during the summer shorten the angelic appearance of Angel.
- Due to lingering wildfire smoke and recent bear activity, I was unable to explore extended trails, however, access to Angel Glacier is via a short, well-traveled path. There is a nearby rim with a rock scramble providing better views, which is the location of most of these photos.
- In the Canadian Rockies, grizzly activity closes trails or requires groups of four to travel together. Therefore, it’s always good to go prepared with a Plan B; better yet, also with Plan C and D. Bear and Trail status links.
- If you’re like me and prefer photos minus strangers, and quiet trails with more opportunity to see wildlife, especially during peak tourist season, GO EARLY.
- Helpful links:
- Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) Huts
- Wilderness Hostels (HiHostel) (There is one at Edith Cavell)
- Approved private home accommodations (This is a good last-minute more affordable option)
- Jasper Park Information Center (This is a hub in the center of the town of Jasper, offering free WiFi, a phone for local calls, a list of availability and pricing for the approved private homes, plus lots of information on trails, camping, sightseeing, etc.)
- A Parks Canada Pass is required.
- Link to my other Canada blog posts.
- Gem Trek Publishing, Jasper and Maligne Lake (Trail Map & Guide)
- Canadian Rockies Trail Guide by Brian Patton and Bart Robinson
- Don’t Waste Your Time In The Canadian Rockies: The Opinionated Hiking Guide by Kathy and Craig Copeland
- Classic Hikes in the Canadian Rockies by Graeme Pole
- Handbook of the Canadian Rockies by Ben Gadd