Experience Abraham Lake’s famous frozen bubbles on this uniquely Canadian snowshoeing and heli flight adventure.
Located 25 minutes from the famous Columbia Icefields between Banff and Jasper, this helicopter tour is a unique winter experience. This day out is built around the incredible natural phenomenon on Abraham Lake, where methane gas bubbles from plant life freezes at various depths under the lake surface creating an incredible landscape of frozen bubbles.
All tours include a 20 minute sightseeing flight over glaciers and waterfalls, a 1 hour wilderness snowshoe adventure, complimentary hot chocolate and Irish Cream, a hot lunch back at the base, and a guided bubbles tour at Abraham Lake.
1 hour snowshoe tour
Guided bubbles tour
Small group size (up to 6 guests per tour)
Meet at the Icefields Heliport
The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:
Abraham Lake's frozen bubbles
See the incredible natural phenomenon on Abraham Lake, where methane gas bubbles from plant life freeze at various depths under the lake surface creating the famous frozen bubbles.
Scenic helicopter flight
You’ll lift off to an incredible view of Abraham Lake and soar at a cool 100mph, 9,000 ft (2,900m) over Cline Pass. This helicopter tour is chock full of natural beauty, glaciers and waterfalls.
Snowshoe heli adventure
All flights include a one hour snowshoe with complimentary hot chocolate and Irish Cream.
The helicopter tour includes a scenic 20 minute helicopter flight with a one hour snowshoe in the wilderness, returning to base for a hot lunch approximately an hour before heading to Abraham Lake to view the bubbles for approximately an hour.
The heliport is located at the Icefield Adventure Base, deep in the mountains on Highway 11 (David Thompson Highway). The heliport is located 25 minutes from the famous Columbia Icefields, 2.5 hours from Jasper and 2 hours and 15 minutes from Banff.
This depends on the type of helicopter available, it is either up to 4 or 6 people plus the pilot. Whilst not everyone can sit by a window you will still have fantastic views during your flight. All helicopters have forward facing seats to improve the view from all seats.