This region of Jasper National Park is best loved for the incredible Tonquin Valley and its Amethyst Lakes (an excellent backcountry destination), and best known for its easy hiking trails around the giant Mt. Edith Cavell (and its glaciers). Beyond the front line mountains near the highway, the spikiness of many of the peaks provides a unique, and dramatic character to this area. The region's proximity to the Town of Jasper makes it ideal for day trips.
The Tonquin is also home to one of the last viable Caribou herds within Canada's mountain National Parks and is subject to a number of seasonal access restrictions as a result.