Angel Glacier

Angel Glacier, Jasper National Park: Address, Phone Number, Angel Glacier Reviews: 5/5

Angel Glacier
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Lyssa56
Beijing, China9 contributions
Fresh mountain air
Jul. 2020
The drive up to the Angel Glacier is winding, but the view of the glacier and the pristine mountain air are worth it. This is a great paved walking trail, but you can really feel the altitude. Bring lots of water.
Written 1 August 2020
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Carys O
7 contributions
Awesome
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Fantastic views. Breath taking. Wish we'd got there earlier to do the hike as we got there at dusk. Need a good camera to give the view justice!
Written 23 September 2019
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Julie D
166 contributions
Great viewing from the outlook
Aug. 2019
The pathway up from the new parking area has a great viewing platform to see the glacier as well as the cavell glacier at the waters edge
Written 25 August 2019
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Extraordinary168376
2 contributions
Angel Glacier
Aug. 2019
Just enjoyed the walk. Would like to have had time to do the meadows above, but had run out of steam! You need to be fit to go UP!
Written 11 August 2019
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Karen N
Wichita, KS123 contributions
Relatively easy hike to a lovely spot
Jul. 2019
This site has been newly renovated, and is a lovely hike to a beautiful spot. It was not terrifically crowded, which was nice. The story of Edith Cavell is inspiring, and it is fitting that Angel Glacier is on her mountain! Recommend!
Written 23 July 2019
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
NATURAL WONDER
Jul. 2018 • Couples
Really looks like an angel. The Angel Glacier flows spreading its wings across the north face of Mount Edith Cavell.
Written 16 June 2019
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joh07940
Duluth, MN130 contributions
Up close view of glacier
Jul. 2018 • Couples
You get pretty close to the angel glacier when you are standing at the viewing spot. You can get some great pictures, it's really nice.
Written 22 February 2019
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OBIDOCRL
Chattanooga, TN244 contributions
One of many must-sees in Jasper NP.
Sep. 2017 • Solo
Angel Glacier (and the lake below it) is the highlight of the Mt. Edith Cavell trail. The glacier gets its name due to its shape as has what looks like outstretched arms or 'wings' so it appears as an angel (albeit a blueish icy angel).

Before heading up to the peak and trail head, Plan ahead as you may need a permit to drive and park on Mt. Edith. When I was there, they were doing major renovations to the parking lot so you had to go to the Jasper Information Centre located in downtown Jasper at 500 Connaught Drive to obtain a parking permit. These are given out in the mornings between 8-10 am or so and you can obtain one up to 3 days in advance of your visit if my memory is correct. Check the Jasper NP website to make sure this has not changed.

Once you get there and parked, the trail is steep, but doable as long as you take it slow. The elevation on the peak tops out at just over 7000 ft. so if you are not used to those elevations, you will need to take it slow. There are some benches along the main trail to rest if you need them and at least the first part of the trail is paved. However, I don't think it is wheelchair friendly though so check with the park visitor centre before heading up there if you are handicapped.

You can do a loop on the main trail if you like and there are a couple of other alternate trails as well as others that take you farther if you desire. I highly recommend a trip up to see Angel Glacier while you are in Jasper NP..
Written 19 April 2018
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Lori034
Wallaceburg, Canada109 contributions
Another nice stop
Jul. 2017
Very pretty - it was raining when we visited, I'm sure it looks very different in the sunshine. It is not a long or strenuous hike/walk to the glacier
Written 1 November 2017
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shar64dublin
Dublin, Ireland29 contributions
well worth the effort
Aug. 2017
important to note you must queue between 8 and 10 at tourist information to get permit for a time slot to view this area.
Written 21 August 2017
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