Abraham Lake Ice Conditions – December 28 2020

December 28, 2020 between Hoodoo Creek and Windy Point

Thin ice on most of Abraham Lake

by | Published on December 29, 2020 | Last updated on January 3, 2021 | Abraham Lake Ice Conditions

Based on ice conditions checks on 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.

Most of the lake only froze a few days ago and we're starting to see the ice thicken from 2-5 cm on December 27 to 5-7 cm on December 28. 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.

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Preacher's Point on December 28, 2020

December 4 Ice Update

In the meantime, Preacher's Point remains the best option despite being partially snow-covered and busy. As mentioned earlier, be careful in the areas near the river channel. 

As the water level continues to drop, water in this area is now down to the river channel. This now includes the area near the point that was still flooded a week ago. This means that the conditions aren't great for skating right now, with very few flat surfaces that are not snow covered.

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

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Snow-covered area north of Preacher's Point on December 28, 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.