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Explorer Series: Abraham Lake Ice Walk

Thursday, March 4 2021 | 3:30 pm to 6 pm
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Head out for an ice walk on Abraham Lake in search of the methane bubbles that have made the area famous.

Your guide will take you to one of the best spots on the lake for ice bubbles and quirky ice formations. Where we go depends on the conditions but Preacher's Point, Belly of Abraham and Hoodoo Creek are some of our favourites for this tour.

Ice cleats, a professional guide and our own made-from-scratch hot chocolate and marshmallows are all included. You will be meeting your guide at Abraham Lake for this tour.

Pick an upcoming trip, come on your own or bring a few friends along. It's that easy!

Highlights

  • Experience David Thompson Country in its most magical season.
  • See the famous ice bubbles on Abraham Lake.
  • Go beyond the shore to see the bubbles at their best.

Perfect for: Anybody looking for a fun day playing outside. No prior hiking experience required.

Tour Overview

  • Activity: Ice Walking
  • Difficulty: Easy 
  • Hiking Distance: 1-2 km
  • Elevation Gain: ~10m
  • Duration: 2.5 hours

Go On Your Schedule

Explorer Series adventures are public tours available on select dates throughout the season. Our Abraham Lake Ice Walks are available daily, just for your group, starting at only $85 per person.

The Experience

The Ice Walk

You'll wear ice cleats as we make our way onto the frozen lake with your guide taking you to some of the best and safest spots in the area. The methane bubbles are quite different in various parts of Abraham Lake and your adventure will take you to one of the best options on that day, based on the conditions.

Let us know if you have a particular spot in mind based on photos you've seen or stories you've heard from friends.

The Details

When and where does the tour start?

Meet your guide at 9:30 am at the Rockies Heli Canada Base at Cline River

Return time varies based on the group and conditions but you can expect to be back around 12 pm.

The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors. Our goal is to always provide the best possible experience.

COVID Procedures

Some of the precautions we are taking:

  • You'll be assigned ice cleats for the duration of the tour. All equipment is sanitized between tours.
  • This is a self-driven tour. You will follow your guide in your own vehicle.
  • On this tour, we can easily maintain physical distances at all times.
  • Hot chocolate is served by your guide, no shared food offered this season.
  • Any guests must abstain from participating if they have any of the symptoms or exposure risks identified by Alberta Health Services. The same applies to all of our guides.

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
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather including long underwear
  • A winter jacket and snow pants
  • An extra sweater
  • Tuque and gloves
  • A water bottle
  • A small backpack

Recommended Items

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

We have a limited number of winter boots and snow pants available at no charge. Please let us know your size if you will need boots or pants.

What's Included?

  • We provide ice cleats and snowshoes at no charge for this tour.
  • A professional guide.
  • Guides carry emergency equipment, including first aid kits and cell phone or satellite communicators on all tours.

We have a limited number of winter boots and snow pants available at no charge.

What's Not Included

  • Appropriate clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Water bottles, cameras, and a backpack.

 

What kind of transportation is provided?

Transportation is not provided for this tour.

What's the group size?

The maximum number of guests on this tour is 8 in order to comply with the current public health directives for outdoor recreation.

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 13 and older.

What kind of snack is included?

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

Please make sure to mention any dietary requirements when you book your adventure and we will try to accommodate whenever possible.

What are the terms and conditions?

Advance Booking

This tour requires bookings to be made at least 2 day 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.

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A Few More Things To Know

Each Explorer Series tour has a minimum number of participants required for the tour to be offered, typically between 2 and 6 guests. If the tour you chose doesn't have enough interest we'll let you know the day before the tour and issue you a full refund or a credit for a future tour, your choice.

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.

Details

Date:
Thursday, March 4
Time:
15:30 - 18:00
Cost:
$70
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Venue

Pursuit Adventures
4 Stuart Street
Nordegg, Alberta T0M 2H0 Canada
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Phone:
4039866190
Website:
pursuitadventures.ca