We’re here to help you plan your adventure. Reach out online, give us a call or visit us in person while you’re in Nordegg.
If you’re planning a self-guided adventure in the Nordegg & Abraham Lake region we’ve put together a lot of information on explorenordegg.ca to help you plan your visit. If you require more in-depth information on how to find those locations, conditions or safety we recommend that you join a tour or hire a guide.
In-Person at the Nordegg Canteen
Stop by the Nordegg Canteen to check on last-minute availability for tours, pick up your rental gear or for a meal. We’re located at 4 Stuart Sreet in Nordegg, in the blue building just past the gas stations as you come into town.
Please note that not all tours meet at the Nordegg Canteen. Check the tour description and your confirmation email for the location where you will be meeting your guide.
The Canteen is open year-round, except for a few weeks between Thanksgiving and mid-November.
- Monday to Thursday: 11 am to 6 pm
- Friday + Saturday: 9:30 am to 8 pm
- Sunday: 9:30 am to 6 pm
- Monday to Thursday: closed
- Friday to Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
- December 23 – 26: closed
- December 27 – 30: 10 am to 6 pm
Fall + Spring
- Tuesday + Wednesday: closed
- Thursday to Monday: 10 am to 6 pm
Please note that hours are subject to change and we post updates on Facebook and Instagram when this happens.
We recommend flying to the Calgary International Airport.
Transportation from the Calgary International Airport to Nordegg is available as part of some of our multi-day adventures. If you are travelling on your own we recommend renting a car since public transportation is not available in the Nordegg & Abraham Lake region.
The most scenic option is to plan your visit as a loop, taking Highway 22 through Sundre and Rocky Mountain House before taking Highway 11 to Nordegg. On the way back to Calgary, follow Highway 11 to Saskatchewan Crossing before heading south on Highway 93 to Lake Louise and then Highway 1 back to Calgary.
The drive from Calgary to Nordegg through Sundre is approximately 3 hours (285 km). The return through Lake Louise is approximately 4 hours (350 km). Abraham Lake is at the halfway point when doing the loop.
The easiest option is to take highway 2 to Lacombe and then head west on highway 12 to Rocky Mountain House. Once in Rocky Mountain House, follow highway 11 to Nordegg and Abraham Lake. Retrace your steps for the return journey. The drive from Edmonton to Nordegg is approximately 3 hours (300 km).
Explore Nordegg & Abraham Lake
Adventures off the beaten path take a little more effort, but the rewards are well worth it: stunning canyons, incredible peaks, glaciers, amazing rivers and the ice bubbles of Abraham Lake.
We know that finding information about our region can be a bit of a challenge. We’ve worked with some great local partners to put together our guide to the region: explorenordegg.ca. You’ll find itinerary ideas, trail guides and you can book your adventures with us and our local activity providers.
While you’re in town you can also stop by the Canteen to book in-person, pick up maps and find out more about local trails.