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Glaciers + Ice Bubbles Sightseeing 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 or Lake Louise

Duration

7 hours

Availability

Daily at 9:00

Season

November to Mid-March

Head out for an adventure in search of ice bubbles

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.

Why book This Tour?

  • See the famous ice bubbles and features of Abraham Lake in the Canadian Rockies.
  • Take in the views of glaciers along the Icefields Parkway.
  • Go with a local guide who knows the best and safest spots.
  • The perfect activity for the rest day on your Banff & Lake Louise ski week!

Meeting Time & Place

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

Meet your guide at 9:00 am at the Nordegg Canteen. Get directions

OR

Meet your guide at 9:00 am in Lake Louise. 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.


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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 9:00 am at the Nordegg Canteen. Get directions

OR

Meet your guide at 9:00 am in Lake Louise. 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: Approximately 4 pm.

The itinerary may change without notice due to the weather and other factors.

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.

Included in your tour

  • A professional guide.
  • Ice cleats.
  • Transportation from Nordegg or Lake Louise.
  • Lunch, snacks and gourmet hot chocolate.
  • Guides carry safety equipment, including satellite communicators on all tours.

NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR

  • Appropriate clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • 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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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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