Edith Cavell Through the Trees
For sheer grandeur and magnificence, few mountains in Canada can top Mt. Edith Cavell in Jasper, Alberta. It stands alone above the Athabasca Valley like a giant sentinel keeping watch over the smaller mountains, lakes and prairies that lay beneath its imposing presence. It’s north facing front façade is always glistening white against whatever background color the weather throws at it. And wherever you are in the Jasper town environs, you can see this white beauty projecting high into the sky. Luckily there’s a road up to the lake at its base, and there are trails up into the meadows surrounding it, and the views are always spectacular, especially in autumn when the yellows and oranges complement the stark and vivid blues and whites of this majestic rock. But there is no bad time, ever, to visit this stunning mountain.