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Sunset + Ice Bubbles Photo Tour

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

Activity

Photography + Ice Walk

Adventure Level

Easy 1-2 km walk

Meeting Location

Nordegg or Cline River

Duration

7 hours

Availability

Daily

Season

November to March

Head out for an adventure in search of ice bubbles

Capture the frozen beauty of the region, from the snowy peaks to the sunset on the ice bubbles of Abraham Lake.

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 a couple of hours of exploring the area surrounding Abraham Lake before heading out on the ice with plenty of time to get ready for the sunset colours.

A picnic lunch, 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

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

Meet your guide at the Nordegg Canteen. Get directions

The tour starts at:

  • November 15 to January 15: 11 am
  • January 16 to February 10: 11:30 am
  • February 1 to March 1: 12 pm

OR

Meet your guide at the Rockies Heli Canada base at Cline River. Get directions

The tour starts at:

  • November 15 to January 15: 11:30 am
  • January 16 to February 10: 12 pm
  • February 1 to March 1: 12:30 pm
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 the Nordegg Canteen. Get directions

The tour starts at:

  • November 15 to January 15: 11 am
  • January 16 to February 10: 11:30 am
  • February 1 to March 1: 12 pm

OR

Meet your guide at the Rockies Heli Canada base at Cline River. Get directions

The tour starts at:

  • November 15 to January 15: 11:30 am
  • January 16 to February 10: 12 pm
  • February 1 to March 1: 12:30 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 1.5 hours to get here 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (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.

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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Plan Your Winter Visit

  • Visitor Guides
  • Where to Stay
  • More Things to Do

Book your stay with our explorenordegg.ca partners:

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Other options in Nordegg include the Nordegg Lodge motel, the Shunda Creek Hostel along with many short-term rentals and cabins. Check out our full listing on explorenordegg.ca.

Stay in Lake Louise

Can’t find what you’re looking for in Nordegg? The meeting point for our Abraham Lake tours is only 1 hour and 15 minutes from Lake Louise where you’ll find more lodging options.

Our Glaciers + Ice Bubbles tour is a great option if you prefer not to drive in the winter with pick-up available at every hotel in Lake Louise. This tour includes stops along the Icefields Parkway along with our classic Abraham Lake Ice Walk.

Another great option is the Abraham Lake and Ice Bubbles tour offered by Canadian Rockies Experience. This tour includes our ice walk, along with their full-day sightseeing tour, and is available from Banff and Canmore.

Contact us (403 986-6190 | bookings@nordeggadventures.ca) if you need a hand choosing the best option for your adventure or to arrange a custom tour starting in Canmore, Banff or Lake Louise.

Extend your visit with one of our other tours or an adventure from our local partners. Prefer to head out on your own? Check out our trail guides on explorenordegg.ca and our gear rentals.

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