Ice Bubbles + Starry Skies

Head out in search of ice bubbles under the stars
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See the ice bubbles in a different way as we head out for an ice walk under the stars.

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, headlamp, a professional guide and our own made-from-scratch hot chocolate and marshmallows are all included. You will be meeting your guide in Nordegg for this tour.


  • Experience Alberta's West Country in its most magical season.
  • See the famous ice bubbles of Abraham Lake under the stars.
  • Enjoy a different kind of adventure in a frozen wonderland.

Perfect for: Anybody looking for a fun day playing outside. No prior hiking experience is required.

Tour Overview

  • Activity: Ice Walk
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hiking Distance: 1-2 km
  • Elevation Gain: ~10m
  • Duration: 2.5 hours

You will be meeting your guide at Abraham Lake for this tour.

Available daily from December to mid-March. The early and late-season tour follows a modified itinerary.

The Adventure

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The Details

When and where does the tour start?

Meet your guide at Abraham Lake

  • The tour starts at 6 pm from December 1 to February 10 and 6:30 pm from February 11 to March 1.
  • You will meet your guide at the Rockies Heli Canada base (get directions).

Return time varies based on the group and conditions but you can expect to be back 2.5 hours after the start of the tour.

The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors. Our goal is to always provide the best possible experience.

What do I need to bring?

Be prepared for the mountain weather. Conditions can change quickly and our winter tours run in anything from - 30C to +10C. Abraham Lake is a very windy place, bring an extra layer with you just in case.

Required Items

  • Winter boots
  • A winter jacket and snow pants
  • Tuque and gloves
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather including long underwear
  • An extra sweater
  • A water bottle
  • A small backpack

Recommended Items

  • Camera
  • Comfy shoes for the drive home

What's Included?

  • We provide ice cleats and headlamps at no charge for this tour.
  • A professional guide.
  • Gourmet hot chocolate.
  • Guides carry emergency equipment, including first aid kits and satellite communicators on all tours.

What's Not Included

  • Appropriate clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Water bottles, cameras, and a backpack.


What kind of snack is included?

Hot chocolate is available with dairy or coconut milk. Tea is available as well.

A bagged lunch is available as an add-on. Reserve yours at the time of booking and your guide will have it for you at the beginning of your tour.

Please make sure to mention any dietary requirements when you book your adventure and we will try to accommodate them whenever possible.

What kind of transportation is provided?

Transportation is not provided for this tour. 

Transportation from Nordegg is available as an add-on for this tour. It must be added to your reservation at the time of booking, contact us if you have any questions.

What's the group size?

This is a private tour available for groups of 1 to 12 guests. Contact us if you are planning for a group of 13 or more guests.

This day trip is open to all ability levels, whether you are a beginner and or an expert. You must be comfortable walking 1+ km in a variety of conditions. This tour is recommended for those 6 and older.

What are the terms and conditions?

Advance Booking

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.

Cancellation Policy

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 & Conditions

Waivers are required for all participants. You can review the waiver here.

Please review our complete terms & conditions prior to booking.

The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors. Our goal is to always provide the best possible experience.

A Few More Things To Know

We get to play outside on our tours and that means you’ll want to come prepared for the weather. Make sure to dress in layers and come prepared for the unpredictable weather we often get in Alberta. 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 snowshoeing at -20C or how much fun hiking in the rain can be!

Need help with your booking or have a few more questions? Stop by the Nordegg Canteen or give us a call at 403 986-6190.