Heli Snowshoe + Ice Bubbles Adventure

The ultimate Abraham Lake experience
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The ultimate Abraham Lake experience: a sightseeing flight + an alpine snowshoe tour + an ice walk on the ice bubbles!

Take a flight from the Rockies Heli Canada base located between Nordegg and Saskatchewan River Crossing on the shores of Abraham Lake. Your sightseeing adventure takes you into the Cline River valley, toward the majestic Minster Mountain, glaciers and stunning lakes.

Stop at an alpine lake during your flight for a snowshoe experience like no others. Head up in the deep snow to a lookout overlooking the valley, surrounded by peaks. After lunch at the base, head out for an ice walk on Abraham Lake to see the famous ice bubbles.

Located along Abraham Lake, these tours are a great way to get an introduction to the area, see incredible sights and explore off the beaten track.


  • Experience the classic views of David Thompson Country from a different perspective.
  • Explore remote areas, taking in the sights of mountains, waterfalls and glaciers.
  • Head out on the frozen waters of Abraham Lake to see the ice bubbles.

Perfect for: Anybody looking for a fun day exploring David Thompson Country and the Abraham Lake area.

This day trip is open to all ability levels, whether you are a beginner and or an expert. This tour is recommended for all ages. Please note that there may be extra charges for guests over 250 lbs or who can't physically fit in the seat provided.

Pursuit + Partners

This tour is offered in collaboration with Rockies Heli Canada.

Tour Overview

  • Activity: Heli Sightseeing + Alpine Snowshoe + Ice Walk
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Duration: 5+ hours
  • Departure: Abraham Lake

Tour Options

The Six Glacier Tour

This 20 minutes flight is a great introduction to the area filled with glaciers, waterfalls and amazing sights you can only see by helicopter.

You'll soar over the spectacular Cline Pass and fly by the Cline, Lion & Lioness glaciers.

The Epic Summit & Icefield Tour

The most popular option is the 30 minutes flight that takes you over the beautiful Wilson Icefield and its many crevasses.

You'll fly over an impressive 10,000-foot pass and fly by the Cline, Lion & Lioness glaciers.

The Complete Columbia Icefield Tour

This 55 minutes flight includes the best of the Rockies and takes you to incredible heights, over frozen lakes, massive glaciers and spectacular waterfalls. It's a tour that will definitely leave you speechless.

One Hour Snowshoe

Your adventure includes a one hour stop at a remote location for a snowshoe to enjoy the views of the surrounding peaks.

You'll get to experience deep snow and one of the best places to snowshoe in the province as you head up through the trees to a lookout overlooking the valley.

Abraham Lake Ice Walk

After lunch, head out with your guide to find some of the best methane bubbles on Abraham Lake. 

Please note: the order of the activities on the tour is subject to change based on weather conditions and flight availability.

The Explorer Series

Looking to join a scheduled tour instead? The Explorer Series is a great option when you have 1 to 3 people looking to meet up with others for a fun adventure.

The Details

Where to Meet

Check-in with Rockies Heli Canada at their David Thompson Country base located in Cline River. Get Directions >

You must arrive at the base at least 15 minutes prior to the start time for your tour.

Departure Time and Private Tours

When booking your tour select a preferred start time. You will be assigned a flight time during this block based on availability. If you have a preferred departure time please indicate it on the booking form and we will try our best to accommodate.

Tours are not private and you will be matched with other guests for the tour. Contact us if you would like to arrange a private tour.

What to Bring

Required Items

  • Proper footwear (shoes or boots)
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather
  • A windbreaker, shell and/or rain jacket
  • A warm sweater (conditions can change quickly)

Recommended Items

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera

What's Included

  • This flight, snowshoe tour and lunch are provided by Rockies Heli Canada.
  • The ice walk is provided by Pursuit Adventures.

What's Not Included

  • Souvenir photos, custom stops, transportation to the heliport or any other special requests.

Group Size

The group size is usually 4 to 6 passengers depending on the helicopter used.

Weather Cancellations

You must confirm your departure the morning of the tour directly with Rockies Heli Canada at 1-888-844-3514. In the event of bad weather your tour may be re-scheduled directly with the operator or refunded by contacting us.

Terms and Conditions

Please note that guests over 250 lbs and guests that are not able to physically fit into the seat provided may be charged for an additional seat. You will be required to pay that fee directly to the operator prior to the flight.

The Operator Levy is an additional fee charged by the activity provider as as tourism marketing fee and carbon tax fee.

Advance Booking

This tour requires bookings to be made at least 2 days prior to departure and requires a minimum of 2 guests per booking. Please contact us at (403) 986-6190 for a last minute booking or single guests.

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.


Waivers are required for all participants and will need to be signed at the Rockies Heli Canada base prior to your tour.
Please review our complete terms & conditions prior to booking.

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This tour requires 2 days advance notice to book online. Looking for something sooner? Give us a call us at 403 986-6190.

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