Tonquin Valley is one of the most scenic destinations in Jasper National Park for backcountry hiking enthusiasts. There are two trail heads to Tonquin Valley, and one of them starts at Mount Edith Cavell. Check the map below for exact location.
The following photos were taken at the very beginning section of Tonquin Valley hiking trail (18.6km one way, at least 3 days on foot or horse ride).
TONQUIN VALLEY TRAIL INFO
Caribou range – no dogs allowed. 42 km. Elevation gain 700 m. Maximum elevation 2210 m. Trailheads are at km 12.7 on the Cavell Rd and at km 6.3 on the Marmot Basin Rd. This is a beautiful alpine region although in rainy seasons the trail gets muddy. There are several good day hikes in this area. Seasonal fishing is permitted in Amethyst and Moat Lakes. Regular horse use during July and August can make trails difficult for hikers.
Note: No open fires. Use of a stove is mandatory.
Exact location of Tonquin Valley Trail Head at Cavell Lake is indicated by Green Arrow on the following map (click EXTERNAL LINK below to view map). You may also want to check the Edith Cavell map from Parks Canada.