Angel Glacier

Jasper, AB T0E 1E0, Canada

The jewel of Jasper National Forest, Angel Glacier is a remnant of a retreating glacier on Mount Edith Cavell’s north face. (The glacier’s name is a reference to its white “wings” of ice.) Venture to the bottom and you’ll find a small, jade-colored glacial pool called Cavell Pond, where icebergs bob serenely in the water, refusing to reveal the secrets they’ve witnessed over thousands of years. The hike from the parking lot itself is quite fascinating, as the paved trail takes you through a lunar, rocky moraine. This is an experience to be treasured: Given the rapid pace at which the world’s glaciers are vanishing, there may no longer be an angel to see in the near future.

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Up Close and Personal with the Glacial Lake and Ice Capped Mountain of Mount Edith Cavell

Went to Jasper National Park and completely explored Mount Edith Cavell. Went right to the foot of the mountain and touched the cold glacial water. It was an easy hike, but to replenished ourselves for a more longer hike, we went to eat at Bear’s Paw Cafe before we took off for the Valley of the Five Lakes. Another one of Jasper’s beautiful hikes. Although a moderate hiking adventure, we were able to view 4 incredibly turquoise lakes (we took the short route, longer route, you can see 5). There’s no shortage of beautiful hikes, eateries, and activities in Jasper National Park. It is a great place to explore alone, to get in touch with your spiritual side, or with a large family. To bond and create memories that will last a lifetime. Something you can always reminisce over, and over.

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