Nordegg + Abraham Lake

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Nordegg + Abraham Lake

Nordegg + Abraham Lake

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Crescent Falls

Thanks to David Thompson Country for supporting this tour

Explore the west end of David Thompson Country, from the historic mining town of Nordegg to the stunning Crescent Falls and Abraham Lake. Experience a less crowded alternative to the mountain parks, with amazing views and lots of activities for the outdoor enthusiasts amongst your guests.

This tour will take you on a full day of adventures that include pie tasting, a guided tour of the Brazeau Collieries National Historic Site, a picnic lunch at the scenic Crescent Falls and horseback riding with McKenzie's Trails West.

After this full day adventure you'll see why the area is a popular day trip from Red Deer and a great reason for visitors to extend their stay in Central Alberta.

This tour is offered in partnership with Tourism Red Deer and many of the region's best experience providers.


  • Get first hand experience with some of Red Deer's best tours and activities.
  • Find new things to do that you can recommend to your guests.
  • Meet industry partners and find opportunities to collaborate.
  • Get inspired to promote our destination.

Perfect for: Anyone interested in our local tourism industry. Participants must be 18+ years old.

Tour Overview

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  • Rate: $25 per person
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Departure: Red Deer, Rocky Mountain House & Nordegg

Featured Experiences

1. Brazeau Collieries National Historic Site

A walking tour of the historic mine site where you'll learn about the life of the early miners, how Nordegg was a different kind of town and the important role it played in the development of the area.

2. Miners' Cafe & Coliseum Gift Shop

We couldn't go to Nordegg without tasting some of the pies that have made the Miners' Cafe famous. After tasting their delicious baked goods you'll get to learn about their gift shop which sells only Alberta made products.

3. Crescent Falls

Find out how to get those Instagram famous shots of Crescent Falls. We'll head out on a short hike (about 1.5 km return) to the viewpoint overlooking the falls. For those feeling more adventurous, there will be an option to make our way down between the falls afterward.

4. Abraham Lake

Abraham Lake, with it's turquoise water framed by stunning mountains like Mount Michener, Sentinel Mountain and Mount Stelfox is our next stop.

There's no shortage of photo spots along Alberta's largest reservoir. We'll be visiting places like Allstones Cove, Windy Point and Preacher's Point along the way.

5. McKenzie's Trails West

The team at McKenzie's Trails West will be waiting for us and if you're interested you get to go on a 30 minutes horseback ride in the Rocky Mountains! The short tour is a great introduction to their longer rides and a great way to start exploring the Cline River area. Please note that you must be reasonably active and weight under 260 pounds to join this activity.

6. Pursuit Adventures

We’re an independent, locally owned tour company established in 2010 and based in Red Deer, Alberta.

Our goal is to inspire you to play outside, explore the places we love and experience the activities we’re passionate about. Whether it’s a winter sightseeing tour exploring the ice bubbles of Abraham Lake, heading out on a day hike away from the crowds or spending an evening snowshoeing under the stars, we’re here to help you find your adventure.

The Details

Where to Meet?

At Pursuit Adventures' Basecamp + Cafe in Capstone at Riverlands. Our address is #10 5579 47 Street and you'll find ample parking around the end of the building. Directions >

Pick up in Rocky Mountain House at the Visitor Information Centre is also available. Make sure to let us know your preference when you book your spot. Directions >

What to Bring?

Dress comfortably and ready to play. We'll be spending some time inside and some outside so dress for the weather.


  • Proper footwear (walking/running/hiking shoes or boots)
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather
  • A windbreaker, shell and/or rain jacket
  • A warm sweater (conditions can chance quickly)
  • A water bottle
  • Camera

What's Included?

  • A professional guide.
  • All activities.
  • Gourmet lunch.
  • Guides carry emergency equipment, including first aid kits and cell phone or satellite communicators on all tours.

What's Not Included

  • Appropriate clothes and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Water bottles, camera and backpack.

What's for Lunch?

Lunch for this adventure includes the choice of a veggie (hummus, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and green pepper on a Montreal style bagel), Angus beef sandwich (roast beef, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato and green pepper with BBQ sauce on a Montreal style bagel) or honey maple turkey sandwich (honey maple turkey, Boursin cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber with deli mustard on a Montreal style bagel), juice box, veggies and hummus, fruits and dessert.

Can special diets be accommodated?

Please make sure to mention any dietary requirements when you book your adventure and we will try to accommodate whenever possible.

Group Size

The standard group size is 1 guide with 12 guests for this tour.

Terms and Conditions

Advance Booking

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

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.You can review the waiver here.

Please review our complete terms & conditions prior to booking.

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A Few More Things To Know

We get to play outside on our tours and that means you’ll want to come prepared for the weather. Make sure to dress in layers and come prepared for the unpredictable weather we often get in Alberta. We rarely cancel tours due to weather, as long as we can have a safe adventure. You’ll be amazed at how warm we get snowshoeing at -20C or how much fun hiking in the rain can be!

Need help with your booking or have a few more questions? Stop by our Basecamp + Cafe or give us a call at 403 986-6190.

Share This Adventure With Your Guests

This adventure is available for your guests. They can find out more about our winter tours and book directly at

We offer net rates on this adventure for our partners in Central Alberta through the our Explore Central Alberta brand. Find out more about how we can work together at

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