Isaac’s Frozen Waterfalls + Ice Bubbles

Winter Hike + Ice Walk
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Explore beyond Crescent Falls on a winter hike to a gorgeous amphitheatre with a frozen waterfall before heading for an Abraham Lake ice walk.

First up is a winter hike or snowshoe (depending on snow conditions) that takes us along Crescent Falls and up a small creek through the snow-covered forest to the beautiful but lesser-known Isaac's Falls.

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 (if needed), ice cleats and a professional guide are all included.

Highlights

  • Experience the Nordegg & Abraham Lake region in its most magical season.
  • Take in the beauty of the lesser-known Isaac's Falls.
  • Explore quirky ice formations and the famous ice bubbles on Abraham Lake.

Perfect for: Those looking to slow down and take in the beauty of the region.

Tour Overview

  • Activity: Winter Hiking / Ice Walking
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Hiking Distance: 4-5 km
  • Elevation Gain: ~55m
  • Duration: 6 hours

Available daily from mid-December to early March. Early and late-season tours follow a modified itinerary.

You will meet your guide at the Nordegg Canteen for this tour.

The Adventure

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The Details

When and where does the tour start?

Meet your guide at the Nordegg Canteen

  • The tour starts at 9 am, please arrive at the Nordegg Canteen 5 minutes before your tour, ready to go.
  • You will meet your guide at the Nordegg Canteen (get directions).

    Return time varies based on the group and conditions but you can expect to be back around 3 pm at Abraham Lake.

    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 at no charge for this tour.
    • A professional guide.
    • Lunch, snacks and 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 lunch and snacks are included?

    Lunch for this adventure is served picnic-style and includes a hearty soup or sandwich, veggies and dips, juice, and dessert. 

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

    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. 

    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.