Skating + Ice Bubbles

Glide across the clear ice of Abraham Lake
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Experience wild ice skating on the clear ice of Abraham Lake on this guided adventure. 

Nordic skates are the perfect way to get that feeling of sliding through our frozen wonderland with ice bubbles under our feet and mountains all around us. Whether you're an experienced skater, or trying it for the first time, you'll get to enjoy the ice bubbles and quirky ice formations of Abraham Lake.

Nordic skates, ice cleats, a professional guide and our own made-from-scratch hot chocolate and marshmallows are all included. You will be meeting your guide at Abraham Lake for this tour.


  • Experience Alberta's West Country in its most magical season.
  • See the famous ice bubbles on Abraham Lake.
  • Go with a local guide who knows the best and safest spots.

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

Tour Overview

  • Activity: Skating
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Walking Distance: 1-2 km
  • Elevation Gain: ~25 m
  • Duration: 2.5 hours

Available daily at 9:30 am, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm in January and February. 

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

The Adventure

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The Details

When and where does the tour start?

Meet your guide at Abraham Lake

  • The morning tour starts at 9:30 am, the afternoon tour starts at 12:30 pm and the sunset tour starts at 3:30 pm.
  • 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 around:

  • Morning tour: 12:00 pm
  • Afternoon tour: 3 pm
  • Sunset tour: 6 pm

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

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Comfy shoes for the drive home

What's Included?

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

What's Not Included

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


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).

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 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.