Explore Alberta's Winter Wonderland

Discover the magic of frozen waterfalls, ice bubbles and winter sights in the Nordegg & Abraham Lake region.

We have gorgeous winters and many of the great spots can be seen right from the highway or just a short walk away. Places like the Abraham Lake ice bubbles only require a short walk from the car while others can be found simply by taking the back roads instead of the main highways.
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Abraham Lake Ice Bubbles

Winter Adventures

Head Out With A Guide

Make the most of your adventure and head out with a guide. Nordegg Adventures offers half-day and full-day guided hikes throughout the region from April to November.

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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. That's why we share all our trail guides.

  • Vertical Gain

  • Distance

  • Challenge Level

  • Location

Thompson Creek Lower Falls Trail Guide

A shorter hike along Thompson Creek through the Landslide Lake Prescribed Burn area with a nice waterfall providing a great lunch spot.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
Under 100m
Distance:
Under 2km
Challenge Level:
Easy
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Family Friendly
Area:
Thompson Creek Area

Siffleur Benches Trail Guide

This easy hike starts at a busy trailhead but quickly gets away from the crowds where you'll enjoy amazing views of the North Saskatchewan River valley and the surrounding mountains.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
100m to 200m
Distance:
4km to 8km
Challenge Level:
Easy
|
Family Friendly
Area:
The Kootenay Plains

Coliseum Mountain Trail Guide

Coliseum Mountain with its "cap" gives you 360 degree panorama of the foothills and Rockies, making this a classic hike in David Thompson Country.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
600m to 800m
Distance:
12km to 16km
Challenge Level:
Moderate
Area:
Nordegg

Coral Creek Canyon Trail Guide

Coral Canyon is probably one of the most delightful half-day hikes in the area with gorgeous views and narrow canyons along the way.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
100m to 200m
Distance:
4km to 8km
Challenge Level:
Easy
|
Moderate
Area:
Abraham Lake

Hoodoo Creek Trail Guide

Scramble up the creek bed to a cave and great views of Abraham Lake. The popular Hoodoo Creek hike offers great views the entire way along highway 11.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
200m to 400m
Distance:
2km to 4km
Challenge Level:
Moderate
Area:
Abraham Lake

Siffleur River - Third Falls and Wilderness Area Access

The trail to the first set of falls on the Siffleur River is very popular but going beyond those falls offers great views and a feeling of remoteness.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
200m to 400m
Distance:
12km to 16km
Challenge Level:
Challenging
Area:
The Kootenay Plains

Flag Hill Trail Guide

The short hike up Flag Hill above Preacher's Point takes you to some nice views of Abraham Lake and the Kootenay Plains in David Thompson Country.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
Under 100m
Distance:
2km to 4km
Challenge Level:
Easy
|
Family Friendly
Area:
Abraham Lake
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The Kootenay Plains

Siffleur Falls Trail Guide

One of the most popular hike in the area and for good reasons, taking you right to the edge of the canyon and up close for great views of Siffleur Falls.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
Under 100m
Distance:
4km to 8km
Challenge Level:
Easy
|
Family Friendly
Area:
The Kootenay Plains

Shunda Mountain (Baldy) Fire Lookout Trail Guide

Hike up a fire road to the Shunda Mountain fire lookout overlooking Nordegg, Coliseum Mountain and the Rockies with a 360 degree panorama from the summit.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
200m to 400m
Distance:
4km to 8km
Challenge Level:
Easy
Area:
Nordegg

Whitegoat Falls

Whitegoat Falls is one of our kids favourite trail, this one takes you to a double punch bowl set of waterfalls on a pretty creek.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
200m to 400m
Distance:
2km to 4km
Challenge Level:
Easy
|
Family Friendly
Area:
Abraham Lake

Goldeye Lake Trail Guide

An easy, family friendly hike along the shores of Goldeye Lake for those looking to stretch their legs on the drive through David Thompson Country.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
Under 100m
Distance:
2km to 4km
Challenge Level:
Easy
|
Family Friendly
Area:
Nordegg

Heritage Trail

Heritage Trail takes you through the heart of the Kootenay Plains, pass the remnants of ranching in the early 1900's along the North Saskatchewan River.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
Under 100m
Distance:
2km to 4km
Challenge Level:
Easy
|
Family Friendly
Area:
The Kootenay Plains