Discover the magic of snowshoeing through a frozen canyon to a pretty waterfall and of walking on the ice bubbles of Abraham Lake.
First up is a snowshoe that takes us up the Allstones Creek Canyon where the amazing rock formations mark our path to a pretty frozen waterfall. The afternoon is spent on Abraham Lake, hunting for ice bubbles, quirky ice formations and taking in the views from the frozen lake.
A picnic lunch, hiking poles, snowshoe rentals, ice cleats and a professional guide are all included.
This is a scheduled group tour. This tour is also available daily as a private tour.
- Meeting Time & Place
- What to Bring
- What’s Included
- Booking Terms
Meet your guide at 9:00 am at the Nordegg Canteen. Get directions
Return Time: Approximately 3 pm.
The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors.
Getting here From Lake Louise
Coming from Lake Louise? The Icefields Parkway (Highway 93) will take you past Bow Lake, Crowfoot Glaciers and many other landmarks before heading east on Highway 11 where you’ll enjoy the North Saskatchewan River valley. It’s less than 2 hours to get here from Lake Louise we recommend planning on at least 2.5 hours so that you get to enjoy the views along the way. Please note that winter tires are mandatory on Highway 93.
We get to play outside on our tours and that means you’ll want to come prepared for the weather. We rarely cancel tours due to weather, as long as we can have a safe adventure. You’ll be amazed at how warm we get when we’re having fun!
Make sure to dress in layers and come ready for the unpredictable weather we often get in Alberta. Most days are between -15°C and 0°C, but we see anything from -30°C to +10°C on our winter tours. Abraham Lake is a very windy place, bring an extra layer with you just in case.
Make sure to bring with you:
- Winter boots.
- A winter jacket and snow pants.
- Tuque and gloves.
- Clothing to wear under your snow pants and jacket: for example long underwear and a fleece sweater.
- A small backpack and water bottle.
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Included in your tour
- A professional guide.
- Ice cleats and snowshoes.
- Lunch, snacks and gourmet hot chocolate.
- Guides carry safety equipment, including satellite communicators on all tours.
Ice cleats and safety equipment are included during the tour. If you’re planning to explore on your own after the tour you can rent the equipment at a discounted rate for the rest of the day (must be reserved at the time of booking).
NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR
- Appropriate clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
- Transportation. Contact us to discuss transportation options from Nordegg, Banff or Lake Louise.
- Meals and accommodations.
- Travel insurance.
- Gratuities are not required but are always appreciated.
Lunch for this adventure is served picnic-style and includes a hearty soup or sandwich, veggies and dips, juice, and dessert.
Our winter tours wrap up with our homemade hot chocolate and marshmallows.
Please make sure to mention any dietary requirements when you book your adventure and we will try to accommodate whenever possible.
A hot breakfast sandwich from the Nordegg Canteen is available as an add-on for tours starting in Nordegg. We’re not open yet when this tour starts but if you request it with your booking we’ll have your breakfast ready when you check in.
This tour requires bookings to be made at least 2 days prior to departure. Please contact us at (403) 986-6190 for a last-minute booking.
All bookings are non-refundable but we will offer you a credit for a future adventure if you cancel a minimum of 72 hours prior to departure.
Terms and Conditions
Waivers are required for all participants. You can review the waiver here.
The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors. Our goal is to always provide the best possible experience.