Road trip guide: Conquering Mount Edith Cavell

Mount Edith Cavell is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.767m (5,797ft) above the sea level, located in Alberta, in Western Canada.

Mount Edith Cavell

How long is the road to Mount Edith Cavell?

Nestled within the Jasper National Park, the road to a parking lot on the way to Mount Edith Cavell is 14 km (8.7 mi) long, starting at the old parkway (Highway 93A), built in the 1930's. It’s totally paved. It’s called Cavell Road. The road is narrow and winding with tight switchbacks that are unsuitable for trailers (drop-off area at the start) and large motorhomes (larger than 7m).

Is the road to Mount Edith Cavell open?

Set high in in the Canadian Rockies, the beautiful road is usually closed during the winter (mid-October to mid-June). The mountain was named in 1916 for Edith Cavell, an English nurse executed by the Germans during World War I.

How long does it take to drive the road to Mount Edith Cavell?

Plan 30 minutes without any stop to complete the drive to the parking lot, running through sub-alpine forests on a stunning scenery. The road is steep in parts, hitting a 12% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The elevation gain is 551 meters and the average gradient is 3.93%.