10:00am, 2:00pm
Departure Time
4-4.5 Hours
Duration
All Ages
Age
Active
Activity
Dec-Mar
Season

Experience Abraham Lake’s famous frozen bubbles on this uniquely Canadian snowshoeing and heli flight adventure.

Abraham Lake winter helicopter flight
Photo Credit: Tiffany Nguyen @tiffpenguin

COVID-19 UPDATE

For the health and safety of staff and guests, the following measures are in place:

  • All guests are required to wear a mask during flights and inside the facility.
  • Helicopters are cleaned and disinfected after each flight.

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.

Included
  • 1 hour snowshoe tour
  • Guided bubbles tour
  • Hot chocolate
  • Small group size (up to 6 guests per tour)
  • Snowshoes
Meal
  • Hot lunch
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Icefields Heliport

The best parts of the tour for most people include the following:

1

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.
2

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.
3

Snowshoe heli adventure

All flights include a one hour snowshoe with complimentary hot chocolate and Irish Cream.
Included
  • 1 hour snowshoe tour
  • Guided bubbles tour
  • Hot chocolate
  • Small group size (up to 6 guests per tour)
  • Snowshoes
Meal
  • Hot lunch
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Icefields Heliport
The tour, including time for lunch at the base, is 4 – 4.5 hours with departure times at 10am or 2pm.
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.
You are required to arrive at the Heliport 20 minutes prior to your scheduled flight time.
All flights include a one hour snowshoe in the wilderness.
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.
Please ensure you have warm clothing, ski and snowboard clothing is perfect for snowshoeing. Guest must come properly outfitted for their tour. Zips, ties and belts on clothing must be secured.
Tours depend on weather conditions and must be confirmed the morning of the flight. In this situation we can reschedule or refund your booking.
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy, which allows you to change/cancel or refund your booking up to 48 hours outside your booked tour (up to 7 days for group bookings).
Tips are not expected, but are certainly appreciated. If you think your guide did a wonderful job and would like to indicate that with a tip, it will be graciously accepted.
Included
  • 1 hour snowshoe tour
  • Guided bubbles tour
  • Hot chocolate
  • Small group size (up to 6 guests per tour)
  • Snowshoes
Meal
  • Hot lunch
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Icefields Heliport
  • Prices are based on two passengers, and all tours require a minimum of two passengers.
  • A maximum of 6 guests from the same household allowed.
  • Guests that weigh more than 250lbs or that are not able to physically fit into the seat provided will be charged an additional seat charge.
  • Tours depend on weather conditions and must be confirmed the morning of the flight.
Included
  • 1 hour snowshoe tour
  • Guided bubbles tour
  • Hot chocolate
  • Small group size (up to 6 guests per tour)
  • Snowshoes
Meal
  • Hot lunch
Transport Options
  • Meet at the Icefields Heliport
See Abraham Lake's frozen bubbles on a helicopter tour
Sightseeing flights at the Icefields with Rockies Heli
Fly above the icefields and see the Cline Glacier with Rockies Heli
Fly over icy rivers and snowy mountains at Abraham Lake
Frozen bubbles at Abraham Lake