Abraham Lake Ice Conditions

Our Latest Observations

We're sharing updates on the ice conditions at Abraham Lake to help you plan your adventure. Keep in mind that conditions change quickly.

This represents the conditions we have observed at a specific point in time. We do not test the ice for public safety and you should only use the information we provide as a starting when making your decisions.

Ice safety depends on many more factors than the ice conditions alone and anybody going on the ice should have the knowledge and experience required to assess the risks, or should consider going with a guide.

Abraham Lake Ice Bubbles
Abraham Lake Ice Bubbles

We update the information as we have time, based on the reports we get from our local guides and partners. We do not have the resources to post updates daily nor to provide updates on-demand. 

Guided tours are available if you're looking for more information than what we can offer here, including about ice safety and the best locations to see the ice bubbles. 

Abraham Lake Ice Safety

We've put together a guide with a few things to consider when you plan your Abraham Lake ice walk to make it a safe adventure.

Latest Updates

Abraham Lake Ice Conditions - December 18 2021

After a warm November, we've seen a rapid change to winter and Abraham Lake is now frozen!

Abraham Lake Ice Conditions - February 3, 2021

As February starts, we're starting to see a change of colour in the ice along with more cracks and features in the ice.

Abraham Lake Ice Conditions - January 8 2021

The ice is getting thicker and there are some great bubbles, cracks and ice features to be found. Finding them is a little harder this year.

Abraham Lake Ice Conditions - January 2 2021

White ice around 12 -15 cm on most of the lake making it harder to find ice bubbles. Preacher's Point it still the best option.

Abraham Lake Ice Conditions - December 28 2020

Thin ice (< 7 cm) on most of the lake. The best option for ice bubbles is still Preacher's Point, even if partially snow-covered.

Abraham Lake Ice Conditions - December 27 2020

The lake froze over the past couple of days but the ice is still thinner than 5 cm in most areas. Preacher's Point is snow-covered.

Abraham Lake Ice Conditions - December 23 2020

We're starting to see more ice on the lake but it's still early season conditions. Use extra caution in areas that have only recently frozen.

Abraham Lake Ice Conditions - December 4 2020

Only Preacher's Point is frozen. There are some great ice bubbles but variable ice conditions at the moment.

Head Out With A Guide

Make the most of your adventure and head out with a guide. Nordegg Adventures offers guided tours on Abraham Lake from November to March. Snowshoes, ice cleats and kicksleds are also available to rent in Nordegg.

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Head Out On Your Own

Sometimes you just want to head out on your own to explore the area. We get it. These are some of our observations after guiding hundreds of tours on Abraham Lake and spending many more days exploring the area on our own.