Defining the Region

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Nordegg & Abraham Lake is a different kind of Rockies experience where nightlife means campfires and starry skies, where the best trails are often unmarked, sometimes even missing from the maps.

This course is currently being developed.

The content currently available is likely to change in the coming weeks. The modules are available for free as samples as we write them.

Adventures off the beaten path take a little more effort, but the rewards are well worth it: stunning canyons, incredible peaks, glaciers, amazing rivers and the ice bubbles of Abraham Lake. Our mountain setting is what draws our guests to the region and keeps them coming back.

It provides the backdrop for the activities they love, and the ones they are discovering, whether that’s taking in the sights, hiking, snowshoeing, or capturing those moments through art or photography.

The natural history of our dramatic landscape help explains what draws us here in the first place while the human history connects us with the past, present and future of the Nordegg & Abraham Lake region.

Yes, our region is a little more rugged than the nearby National Parks or Central Alberta, but that’s part of the charm for those who love an adventure. After all, it’s a place for adventures, for people that love to do things and enjoy playing outside.

This course is an introduction to the Nordegg & Abraham Lake region, including a look at:

  • Who the visitors are and why they come here;
  • Where we are; and
  • The themes we see in how visitors experience the region throughout the year.

It is part of our Adventure Guide Training program and is designed to provide a starting point as we discuss what makes our region a special place to visit.

All of the training is specific to commercial guiding but a lot of the content may be of interest to others who enjoy adventures or who lead outdoor adventures for school groups, hiking clubs or friends.