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Sunrise to Sunset Photo Tour

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


Photography + Ice Walk

Adventure Level

Easy 2-3 km walk

Meeting Location



10.5 hours




December 15 to January 31

Capture the beauty of Abraham Lake

The ultimate Abraham Lake experience with a full day of photography, from the sunrise colours to the sunset on the ice bubbles.

This tour has a flexible itinerary that we customize to your group, based on what you love to photograph. We make sure that you get to the best spots and that all the details are taken care of so that you can get the shots you want. Since we focus on finding great locations, this tour can be tailored for camera phone photographers and professionals alike.

The typical itinerary starts with sunrise colours and ends with the sunset on Abraham Lake. In between we have a few hours to explore the upper North Saskatchewan River valley and Wilson Glacier, go on a hike to the Cline River Canyon or you can even add a heli-sightseeing tour to capture the region from above.

A picnic lunch, transportation from Nordegg, ice cleats and a professional guide are all included.

Why book This Tour?

  • Photograph the famous ice bubbles and features of Abraham Lake in the Canadian Rockies.
  • Go with a local guide who knows the best and safest spots.
  • Get to the best spots for pictures along Abraham Lake.
  • This tour can be customized for all levels of photographers, from camera phones to professionals.

Meeting Time & Place

Meet your guide at the Nordegg Canteen. Get directions

Meeting Time: 7:00 am.

Getting here From Lake Louise

It’s a scenic 2 hours drive from Lake Louise to Nordegg, 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

Meet your guide at the Nordegg Canteen. Get directions

Meeting Time: 7:00 am. We need to leave promptly to capture the sunrise colours, please arrive a few minutes early and ready to go.

Return Time: Approximately 6:30 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 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.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Backpack and water bottle.

Photography Equipment

These tours are private tours for your group only. We can adapt this tour for phone cameras or for those using higher-end equipment. Each guest is responsible for bringing and knowing how to operate the camera and equipment they will be using on the tour.

Included in your tour

  • A professional guide.
  • Ice cleats.
  • Lunch, snacks and gourmet hot chocolate.
  • Transportation during the tour.
  • 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 (must be reserved at the time of booking).


  • Appropriate clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Transportation to Nordegg. Contact us to discuss transportation options from 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.


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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