Mount Edith Cavell is a famous mountain located in Athabasca River and Astoria River valleys of Jasper National Park. It is a popular tourist destination for front country hiking and back country camping/horseback riding. The mountain is an avenue to the scenic Tonquin Valley Trails as well as a geological hub for Angel Glacier, Cavell Meadows, and Cavell Lake. The mountain can be accessed via Cavell Road, which opens from early June until mid-October.
Mt Edith Cavell was named in 1916 after an English nurse and spy executed by the Germans during World War I for having helped allied soldiers escape from occupied Belgium to the Netherlands, in violation of military law. The mountain was known as la montagne de la Grande traversée (the Mountain of the Great Crossing) because it stands above Athabasca Pass.
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