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HI - Mt. Edith Cavell Wilderness Hostel

Ice Field Parkway, Jasper, T0E 1E0, Canada

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Overall Rating 92%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 96%
Location 96%
Security 92%
Service 92%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 100%

The 3,363 metre peak of Mount Edith Cavell towers over this little hostel set in a picturesque narrow valley.

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Jasper Hostel

Hostel Jasper

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The 3,363-metre peak of Mt. Edith Cavell towers over our little hostel set in a narrow valley below this spectacular setting. An ideal base from which to explore Angel Glacier, Cavell Meadows or Tonquin Valley. This is a Wilderness Hostel. No running water, outdoor toilets and NO electricity.


Prices are members' prices

Sorry, there is no availability for the dates you have chosen or the hostel is closed. Please refer to the hostel information for contact details and opening dates.

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 5 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Children under the age of qualify for a discount on the advertised price at check-in.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Additional tax is payable at check-in.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open from 14 Jun to 15 Sept

From 17:00 to 22:00

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 1(403)670-7580

Fax. 1(403)762-4122

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Cavell Meadows (More than 10km)
  • Angel Glacier (More than 10km)
  • Tonquin Valley (5 to 10km)

See the full list of attractions



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Avatar for LAURE


Fri 12 Aug 2016

James did not know that we needed to drive our car to the corral across the street to deliver supplies to Tonquin Valley. He strongly discouraged us from driving where we needed. Would be good to be informed. Said he was in a hurry to get out and could we hurry and get out. That did not feel so friendly. And also that since there were only two of us we couldn't have a fire in the bunkhouse. Many more people came that night. Still no fire. It snowed that night, so it was cold! Ernie was great.


Avatar for julie dodd

julie dodd,

Mon 28 Sep 2015

The outhouses really need to be updated. The wood was well dried so building the fires was easy. The other hostelers were respectful and friendly The view couldn't be beat. Overall a good first experience of a wilderness hostel.


Avatar for Ramona


Thu 10 Sep 2015

Awesome location. Less than 5 minutes from Mt Edith Cavell. Far from all the maddening crowds. Friendly manager. Made extra efforts to accommodate people without reservations that were stranded due to the bad weather...Even accommodated some people in the dining room when he ran out of space in the bunks. On the flip side, could be a little more cleaner. That might perhaps be due to the extra guests that were accommodated due to the rains. Will definitely stay here again.


Avatar for Vikram


Mon 24 Aug 2015

Beautiful day hikes, rustic bunk house and kitchen. Great place to land away from the crowds.


Avatar for frank


Mon 10 Aug 2015


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Amusement / Theme park (More than 10km)
  • Cinema (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (Less than 500m)
  • Local market (More than 10km)
  • Mountainous Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (More than 10km)
  • National / State Park (At or next to the hostel)
  • Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (More than 10km)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (Less than 500m)
  • Shopping area / Mall (More than 10km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (More than 10km)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

370km to Edmonton International Airport
Alternate Transport
Take Mount Edith Cavell turnoff from Hwy 93A and follow the road for 12km to hostel which is located on the left. The road closes during the winter - ski in only.
In the winter the road to the hostel is closed the hostel can be reaches on skis or snowshoes

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights
  • Insulation and ventilation systems
  • Renewable energy


  • Recycling areas

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