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Allstones Canyon Snowshoe + Ice Bubbles

Call 403 986-6190 or email bookings@nordeggadventures.ca for more info

Activity

Snowshoe + Ice Walk

Adventure Level

Easy 3-4 km walk

Meeting Location

Nordegg or Cline River

Duration

6 hours

Availability

Daily at 9:00 / 9:30

Season

January to Mid-March

A full day adventure of canyons and ice bubbles

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.

Why book This Tour?

  • See the famous ice bubbles and features of Abraham Lake in the Canadian Rockies.
  • Take in the beauty of the lesser-known Allstones Canyon.
  • Go with a local guide who knows the best and safest spots.
  • Perfect for those looking to slow down and take in the beauty of the region.

Meeting Time & Place

There are two options for this tour, make sure to select your preferred option when booking.

Meet your guide at 9:00 am at the Nordegg Canteen. Get directions

OR

Meet your guide at 9:30 am the Rockies Heli Canada base at Cline River. Get directions

Getting here From Lake Louise

It’s a scenic 1.5 hour drive from Lake Louise to Cline River, heading north on Highway 93 and then east on Highway 11. Please note that winter tires are mandatory on Highway 93.


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Trip Details

  • Meeting Time & Place
  • What to Bring
  • What’s Included
  • Food
  • Booking Terms

There are two options for this tour, make sure to select your preferred option when booking.

Meet your guide at 9:00 am at the Nordegg Canteen. Get directions

OR

Meet your guide at 9:30 am at the Rockies Heli Canada base at Cline River. 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 1.5 hours to get to Cline River from Lake Louise we recommend planning on at least 2 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.
  • Sunglasses.
  • A small backpack and water bottle.

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.
Add-Ons

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.

Add-on

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. 

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 and Conditions

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

Please review our complete terms and 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.

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