Abraham Lake Ice Conditions – December 27 2020

December 27, 2020 at Preacher's Point

Thin ice on most of Abraham Lake

by | Published on December 27, 2020 | Last updated on January 3, 2021 | Abraham Lake Ice Conditions

Based on ice conditions checks on December 27, 2020

The lake froze over the past couple of days but the ice is still thinner than 5 cm in most areas.

The lake has frozen over Christmas but the ice is very weak and thin. We're seeing less than 5 cm in the Abraham Slabs area.

Lots of people were venturing out on the ice today, and quite a few got soaked. We recommend not heading out on the ice between Windy Point and Cline River until it is thicker. This could happen quickly with some colder nights in the forecast.

Preacher's Point

Snow-covered Preacher's Point on December 27, 2020

December 4 Ice Update

In the meantime, Preacher's Point remains the best option despite being snow-covered today. As mentioned earlier, be careful in the areas near the river channel. As you can see in the picture those areas are back to open water today.

The best bubbles continue to be north of the point and south of Cline River. That area is harder to access but the ice has been clear and over 22 cm thick for quite some time.

Check out our latest photos from the Nordegg & Abraham Lake region to get an idea of what we're seeing on our adventures.

Abraham Lake

Thin ice in the Abraham Slabs area on December 27, 2020

Ice Safety

We share this information to help visitors to the area plan their trip. This represents the conditions we have observed at a specific point in time. Ice safety depends on many more factors than just ice conditions 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

Head Out With A Guide

Make the most of your adventure and head out with a guide. Pursuit Adventures offers winter tours throughout Central Alberta from November to April. Snowshoes, ice cleats and kicksleds are also available to rent in Nordegg.

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Sometimes you just want to head out on your own to explore the area. We get it. That's why we share all our adventure guides. You'll find our full guide to the Abraham Lake ice bubbles here, or you can see each of the locations below.

Cline Landing is one of our favourite December spots but it is often snow-covered, making it harder to find bubbles.
Preacher's Point, at the south end of the lake, is one of our favourite early season spots and a great option for ice features all winter.

Latest Conditions and Updates

Check out the latest conditions and updates for Abraham Lake.

Outdoor Safety

  • For your safety and the protection of the area please follow trail signs, stay on the trail and respect all trail closures
  • Be respectful of wildlife and familiarize yourself with wildlife safety techniques including keeping your pet on a leash and keeping your group together.
  • Always use the bear-proof garbage bin, keep a clean site and store your food in a bear safe fashion.
  • Always be prepared when travelling outdoors.
  • This area has limited to no cell phone reception. We recommend carrying an InReach on your adventures.
  • Information provided here may be inaccurate or outdated. Always make sure to obtain current information before going on your adventure.


There are inherent risks in outdoor activities. Ice conditions may change quickly due to weather conditions and other factors. Using the information provided is entirely at your own risk and Pursuit Adventures is in no way liable for any injuries or other damages that may be sustained by anyone using this information.

Have you been to Abraham Lake recently? Let us know about your adventure in the comments below.