Snowshoes & Winter Hikes

Explore frozen waterfalls, canyons and snow-covered forests

Winter is magical. Grab a pair of snowshoes or ice cleats and head out for an adventure.

The dry climate of the region makes it the ideal place for winter hikes. Trails like Siffleur Falls, Cline River Canyon and Crescent Falls rarely need more than ice cleats to be enjoyed all season long.

If you're looking to try snowshoeing, trails near Nordegg like Lakeview or Shunda Meadows are often a great place to start while the Thompson Creek area offers more consistent snow coverage throughout the season.

Either way, you'll get to experience an adventure in a winter wonderland.

Guided hike to the Cline River Canyon
Snowshoeing at Thompson Creek

Head Out With A Guide

All bookings are handled by Explore Nordegg & Abraham Lake and offered by local partners. Most bookings require a minimum of 2 days' notice, contact us for last-minute options.

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We all have our part to do to keep this place special. Planning ahead is key to ensuring that we all continue to enjoy adventures in the Nordegg & Abraham Lake region. These are a few of the things you can do to help:

  • Minimize your impact by using existing sites, fire rings and toilets instead of creating your own.
  • Know about current fire bans, make sure that your fire is completely out before you go and buy firewood instead of cutting down trees. Remember that shooting fireworks is not allowed in the region.
  • Keep your site clean and your food stored inside your vehicle to help keep our wildlife wild. Always use bear-proof garbage bins.
  • While alcohol is now permitted in some Alberta Parks day-use areas, none of those are in our region. Alcohol is only allowed at registered campsites.
  • Be mindful of your neighbours and other visitors, including keeping noise to a minimum.
  • Be prepared for adventures in a remote area. Explore within your skills to reduce the strain on our volunteer search and rescue team.
  • Remember that cell service is limited. We recommend carrying a satellite communicator, like a Zoleo, on your adventures.
  • Support local businesses and communities in Cline River, the Bighorn and Nordegg.

Information provided here may be inaccurate or outdated. Always make sure to obtain current information before going on your adventure.

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.

Coral Creek Canyon Snowshoe

This snowshoe gives you a sense of wilderness and great views on an adventure that can be done in half a day.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
100m to 200m
Distance:
4km to 8km
Challenge Level:
Family Friendly
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Moderate
Area:
Abraham Lake

Cline River Canyon Winter Hike

Walk through the forest, climb up and down old glacier moraines, and experience amazing views of the canyon icefalls along the Cline River.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
100m to 200m
Distance:
2km to 4km
Challenge Level:
Family Friendly
|
Moderate
Area:
Abraham Lake

Allstones Creek Winter Hike

A fun little canyon hike filled with rock features and a frozen waterfall.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
Under 100m
Distance:
2km to 4km
Challenge Level:
Easy
|
Family Friendly
Area:
Abraham Lake

Whitegoat Falls Winter Hike

A pretty frozen waterfall that’s well worth the short hike through the forest.
The Details
Vertical Gain:
100m to 200m
Distance:
2km to 4km
Challenge Level:
Easy
|
Family Friendly
Area:
Abraham Lake