See the Abraham Lake ice bubbles in a different way on a moonlit ice walk with a local guide.
Head out with your guide after the sun sets for the day. The light of your headlamp creates a magical world as it shines through the clear ice to make the bubbles sparkle as the moon and stars light the sky.
Ice cleats, a headlamp, a professional guide and our made-from-scratch hot chocolate and marshmallows are all included. You will be meeting your guide at Abraham Lake for this tour.
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 the Rockies Heli Canada base at Cline River. Get directions
Meeting Time: 6 pm.
Return Time: Approximately 8:30 pm.
The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors.
Getting here From Nordegg
Before you even meet your guide for the day you’ll get to enjoy the scenic drive from Nordegg to Abraham Lake, making your way through the foothills and the front range of the Canadian Rockies. It’s only a 30-minute drive but we recommend planning for a little extra time, especially with feral horses and bighorn sheep often seen along the highway.
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.
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Included in your tour
- A professional guide.
- Ice cleats and a headlamp.
- 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.
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 bagged lunch from the Nordegg Canteen is available as an add-on. Order at the time of booking and your guide will have it for you at the beginning of your tour.
Other Lunch Options
The nearest options for meals in the winter are in Nordegg, 25 minutes down the road from Abraham Lake, where you’ll find our restaurant, the Nordegg Canteen, along with the Miners’ Cafe and the Nordegg Lodge. See our full guide on explorenordegg.ca to find out more
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.