Glaciers + Ice Bubbles

Sightseeing + Ice Walk
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Explore a winter wonderland, from the deep snow of Bow Summit to the glaciers of the Icefields Parkway and the ice bubbles of Abraham Lake.

This tour features the west end of our region and the north end of Banff National Park, showcasing the frozen beauty of glaciers, Peyto Lake and Abraham Lake in one tour. It's the perfect option to get to know our region.

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


  • Experience Alberta's West Country in its most magical season.
  • See the famous ice bubbles on Abraham Lake.
  • Take in the views of glaciers along the Icefields Parkway.

Perfect for: Those looking to see our frozen wonderland.

Tour Overview

  • Activity: Sightseeing / Ice Walk
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hiking Distance: 1-2 km
  • Elevation Gain: ~55m
  • Duration: 6.5 to 7 hours

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

You have the option of meeting your guide at the Nordegg Canteen or in Lake Louise 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).

Meet your guide in Lake Louise

  • The tour starts at 9 am.
  • Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or meet you at the Visitor Information Centre. Let us know your preferred location when you book.

Return time varies based on the group and conditions but you can expect to be back around 4 pm.

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?

  • Transportation from Nordegg or Lake Louise.
  • We provide ice cleats at no charge for this tour.
  • A professional guide.
  • Snacks, lunch 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 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?

We use mini-vans, SUVs, full-size passenger vans or a 16-passenger bus for tours that include transportation, depending on the group size and operational requirements.

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.