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Caribou Lake

Past Cavell Mead­ows

Alpine Flower Hawksbeard
Alpine Flower Hawks­beard
Caribou Tarn, Edith Cavell
Cari­bou Tarn, Edith Cavell
Past the meadows, Edith Cavell
Past the mead­ows, Edith Cavell
White Heather, Subalpine Flower
White Heather, Sub­alpine Flower
Pink Heather, Subalpine Flower
Pink Heather, Sub­alpine Flower
Cotton Grass, Edith Cavell
Cot­ton Grass, Edith Cavell
Caribou Tarn, Edith Cavell
Cari­bou Tarn, Edith Cavell

Going beyond the Cavell Mead­ows will bring you to a beau­ti­ful Alpine Tarn ( Cari­bou Lake ), the scenery opens up with breath­tak­ing Vis­tas.

Access: Via the Cavell Mead­ows

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: Edith Cavell Park­ing

Activ­i­ties: Hik­ing / Sights


Mount Edith Cavell

Few sum­mits in the park can match Mount Edith Cavell’s jagged beau­ty. A small pow­der blue melt water lake and beau­ti­ful Angel Glac­i­er is eas­i­ly reached by a short self guid­ing trail at the foot of s the mountain’s north wall.

Parking lot prior to Ghost glacier falling
Park­ing lot pri­or to Ghost glac­i­er falling
Alpine freshwater, Edith Cavell
Alpine fresh­wa­ter, Edith Cavell
Lake at the base of Edith Cavell
Lake at the base of Edith Cavell
Lake at the base of Edith Cavell
Lake at the base of Edith Cavell
Moss Campion, Alpine flower
Moss Cam­pi­on, Alpine flower

Or take a tour with one of the links below for a full inter­pre­tive tour. The trail winds its way through the mass of boul­ders, rub­ble, sand and rock flour formed by the grind­ing and wear­ing of the rocks around the glac­i­er tongue.

Terry at the edge of the lake, Edith Cavell
Ter­ry at the edge of the lake, Edith Cavell

Anoth­er longer trail leads to pic­turesque Cavell Mead­ows. Neigh­bor­ing Dune Wall is a great multi-pitch climb­ing area. Just up the road is the start­ing point for the Ton­quin Val­ley trails. The road is open in the sum­mer only.

Edith Cavell Road
Edith Cavell Road

Win­ter, the road turns into a ski trail. Spend a few days at Cavell Hos­tel to enjoy super cross-country ski tour­ing at its max­i­mum.

Access: Hwy 93A — after the South park gates fol­low signs to Edith Cavell Road.

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: From Park­ing Lot

Dis­tance: depends on how far you want to go

Activ­i­ties: Sight­see­ing / Hik­ing / Climb­ing


Sunwapta Falls

If you are trav­el­ing from the South, you will pass, Athabas­ca Glac­i­er, you might even take on a ride with Brewster’s Ice Explor­er. The Athabas­ca Glac­i­er is the head waters for this tur­bu­lent riv­er.

Main chutes of Sun­wap­ta at high water
Sec­ond water falls

At the falls, the Sun­wap­ta Riv­er abrupt­ly changes course from north­west to south­west and plunges in a cloud of spray into a deep canyon. Fol­low a trail along the riv­er and you will find a few more sets of water­falls which is as beau­ti­ful as the last one.

Sec­ond chute

There is a nice trail where you can explore the near­by area or con­tin­ue on to reach Big Bend (6 km), Athabas­ca Cross­ing ( 14 km ), or Fortress Lake (25 km). The trail can be hiked or biked.

Low­er part of Sun­wap­ta Falls
Main chutes

Sea­son­al accom­mo­da­tion is near­by if the short stop is not enough. Din­ing and pic­nic sites avail­able. It is also the start­ing point for white­wa­ter raft­ing on the Sun­wap­ta riv­er 300metres south of Sun­wap­ta Falls Resort. 8 km upstream of the falls, class 3 white­wa­ter raft­ing is avail­able. You can reserve with the links below.

Main Entrance of Sunwapta Fall Resort
Main Entrance of Sun­wap­ta Fall Resort

Access: From Jasper, head South, Hwy 93A, 55km

Park­ing: Yes

Trail­head: From Park­ing Lot

Dis­tance:Short Walk

Activ­i­ties:Sights / Hik­ing / Camp­ing / Bik­ing / Raft­ing

View Larg­er Map


Jasper House

A bik­ing or hik­ing to his­toric site, the access is along a ser­vice road main­tained by CNR is where you can park the vehi­cles or ride the bike out for an extend­ed burn.

Do not block the access gate
Great way to pass the time
Sign in to the guest book.

The area has only rem­nants of the set­tlers back in the day. So you might miss the area if not for the signs.

Can’t miss it now
Tall wil­low bush­es, watch out for bears!

Look around for oth­er signs of struc­tures. we found an old cel­lar dug out to be what they kept there food at a sta­ble tem­per­a­ture.

What once belong here

Access: High­way 16 East of Jasper approx­i­mate­ly 15 kilo­me­ters.

Park­ing: Yes, in des­ig­nat­ed areas along the road.

Trail­head: Take the Snar­ing turnoff, then dri­ve pass Snar­ing Camp­site.

Activ­i­ties: Hik­ing, Bik­ing, Camp­ing and His­tor­i­cal site.
Map: http://goo.gl/e1esV9

More info about this place can be read here: Jasper House

June 2007