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HI Mount Edith Cavell, Wilderness Hostel

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HI Mount Edith Cavell

HI Mount Edith Cavell, Wilderness Hostel

Cavell Road
Jasper National Park, Alberta
T0E 1E0

Backed by the towering Mount Edith Cavell, this spot is a favourite for hikers, cyclists and even cross-country skiers. The unique location of the hostel gives guests easy access to the breathtaking views of Angel Glacier and Cavell Meadows. Many backcountry adventurists use it as a base to explore the backcountry trails of the Tonquin Valley.

Important: Hostel reservations are required. No walk-ins please.

  • Take in the beauty of Mount Edith Cavell
  • Explore the trails of the Tonquin Valley
  • Living off-the-grid, no electricity, no running water
Reservations & Other Inquiries
Useful Info

Open: June 19 - Sept 18, 2017 (Reservations required)
           Feb - May 10, 2017 (Ski-in, key access ONLY)
           Check seasonal schedule
Check-in: 17:00 - 20:00
Check-out: 10:00


  • Free parking
    Free parking
  • Tourist Info
    Tourist Info
  • Campfire
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
All Amenities & Facilities

A glimpse of the hostel

HI Mount Edith Cavell
HI Mount Edith Cavell
HI Mount Edith Cavell
Shared Room
Shared Room
Skiing in Jasper National Park
Ice Climbing

Beds & Rooms

Shared Rooms

16-Bed Cabin

Our two sleeping cabins each sleep 16 guests in bunks and they each have a wood-burning fireplace to keep things cozy.  Outhouse facilities are nearby.

  • Linens
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Group Bookings

HI Mount Edith Cavell is the perfect spot for groups seeking adventure. In the summer, set out on any of the many trailheads for all levels. In the winter, the hostel is accessible by a mild and stunning 12km cross-country ski or snowshoe trip. The hostel has two 16-bed dormitories, an inviting fire pit and a spacious kitchen for group use.

Groups Information

HI-Mount Cavell Hostel is also a great launching point for more backcountry adventures.

Matt Clark, The Outbound Collective

Gorgeous views and cozy, family style accommodations. Loved the rugged living. James made our stay comfortable and we loved meeting new friends.

Laura Omeljaniuk

Shared a night lying on benches by a fire to see a meteor shower will live long in the memory. As will sharing a BBQ with James and fellow guests

Sarah B

A Word about HI Wilderness Hostels

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Wilderness Season's Pass

The Early Bird 2017-2018 Wilderness Season Pass is on sale October 1, 2017. Click for more information and to purchase.

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Maligne Adventures

Get 20% off a sightseeing adventure in Jasper National Park

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Tap into HI's huge network of discounts the moment you get your membership card. You can keep saving while you travel and long after you get back.

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HI Mount Edith Cavell, Wilderness Hostel

No fees. No deposit.