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Crescent Falls + Ice Bubbles Tour

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

Activity

Sightseeing + Ice Walk

Adventure Level

Easy 1-2 km walk

Meeting Location

Nordegg

Duration

6 hours

Availability

Daily at 9:00

Season

November to Mid-March

Frozen Waterfalls, Canyons and Ice Bubbles

Explore some of the most amazing landscapes in Alberta on a full day of sightseeing, including stops at Crescent Falls, Bighorn Canyon and an Abraham Lake ice walk to see the bubbles.

The adventure starts with some of our favourite sights in the area and a short walk to the frozen Crescent Falls. You’ll then get to spend the afternoon on an Abraham Lake ice walk taking in the sights of the ice bubbles, quirky ice features and surrounding peaks.

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

This tour will not be available during winter 2023/24. Alberta Parks will be doing work in the area to improve the parking lot, road and trails resulting in the Crescent Falls area being closed for approximately a year.

Why book This Tour?

  • See the famous ice bubbles and features of Abraham Lake in the Canadian Rockies.
  • Discover one of the most popular waterfalls in the area.
  • Go with a local guide who knows the best and safest spots.
  • Perfect for those looking to see two of the best-known attractions in the region in one trip.

Meeting Time & Place

Meet your guide at the Nordegg Canteen. Get directions

Meeting Time: 9:00 am

Getting here From Lake Louise

It’s a scenic 2-hour drive from Lake Louise 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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This tour will not be available during winter 2023/24. Alberta Parks will be doing work in the area to improve the parking lot, road and trails resulting in the Crescent Falls area being closed for approximately a year.

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Trip Details

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

Meet your guide at 9:00 am at the Nordegg Canteen. 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 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.
  • Water bottle.

Included in your tour

  • Transportation from Nordegg.
  • 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 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 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.

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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