Things to Do in Nordegg

Go ice climbing, rock climbing, or scale one Of Nordegg’s via ferratas –  in awesome David Thompson Country with a certified ACMG guide.

Explore Ice Canyons

Explore Ice Canyons

EXPLORE THE AMAZING SPORT OF ICE CLIMBING WHILE TRAVELLING THROUGH A HIDDEN CANYON.

You will get a taste of ice climbing, and plenty of time to take in the beauty of the canyon. Your guide will teach you how to use the equipment, stay safe, and climb ice!

No Experience Required.
COST: $215 PER PERSON

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Try Ice Day

Try Ice Day

Canada has the best ice climbing in the world! Learn to climb a frozen waterfall with us!

The full day tour allows you to learn to ice climb with coaching in technical skills like footwork, balance, and fluid movement. It also gives you more time for ice climbing!

No Experience Required.
COST: $215 PER PERSON

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Try Ice Weekend

Try Ice Weekend

Canada has the best ice climbing in the world! Come climb frozen waterfalls with us!

This two day adventure starts when you meet your guide and get your equipment. From there we will travel to our climbing site. The two day tour allows us to focus on coaching you in technical skills like footwork, balance, and fluid movement. It also gives you more extended time for climbing while visiting a different location each day.

No Experience Required.
COST: $485 PER PERSON

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Steep Ice Technique

Steep Ice Technique

Amp up your movement skills while climbing a frozen waterfall.

Your guide will expand your ability to climb ice with very specific movement coaching and skill progressions. We will help you sharpen your skills while you learn the most efficient way to climb a frozen waterfall.

Try Ice or 5 days of ice climbing experience
COST: $215 PER PERSON

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Lead Ice

Lead Ice

Unlock your potential for winter adventure. Sharpen the specific skills required to lead climb while climbing a frozen waterfall.

Your guide will teach you how to expand your ice climbing skills to the next level and work toward lead climbing progression with progression.

Try Ice or 5 days of ice climbing experience.
COST: $215 PER PERSON

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Multi Pitch Ice Classics

Multi Pitch Ice Classics

Multi-pitch climb a stunning frozen waterfall – they’re a classic for a reason!

Your guide will teach you how to take ice climbing to the next level with the best multi pitch ice climbing techniques, while together achieving a climbing experience you will remember for a long time!

Try Ice or Steep Ice
1 Person $643 2 People $367 each

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The Fox Via Ferrata

The Fox Via Ferrata

This amazing Via Ferrata climbing route gives intermediate hikers access to a rock climbing experience.

This amazing Via Ferrata climbing route gives intermediate hikers access to a rock climbing experience – scaling a 500 foot cliff with safety and enjoyment

No experience required
Cost: $149 per person

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From Nordegg With Love

From Nordegg With Love

This amazing Via Ferrata climbing route gives you an opportunity to scale a huge mountain face.

You can expect to be challenged and feel some real exposure on this route. This Via Ferrata is extreme at times. Climb through exposed overhanging rock while scaling a 600 foot cliff.

Climbing ‘The Fox’ with comfort
COST: $198 PER PERSON

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Double Trouble Via Ferrata Adventure

Double Trouble Via Ferrata Adventure

A via ferrata combo that is highly adventurous!

This amazing Via Ferrata double header allows you to climb two via ferrata routes in one day! These climbing routes give you an opportunity to scale two huge mountain faces. You can expect to be challenged and feel some real exposure.

Climbing 5.9 at the climbing gym
COST: $306 PER PERSON

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Adventure Rappel

Adventure Rappel

Rappel down a mountain cliff with spectacular views!

This is an easy opportunity to access views that are unforgettable while experiencing the excitement of rappelling a rock cliff.

No Experience Required.
Cost: $149 per person

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Try Rock

Try Rock

Join us for an unforgettable experience of climbing a real rock cliff in the mountains.

The full day adventure allows you time to learn to climb with coaching in technical skills like footwork, balance, and fluid movement. You will also get a rare opportunity to take in views very few have experienced!

No Experience Required.
Cost: $149 per person

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Lead Rock

Lead Rock

Join us for an unforgettable experience of outdoor rock climbing while expanding your skills in lead climbing.

Your expert guide will empower you with personalised coaching as you work to expand your lead climbing skills, build your base and set yourself up for more adventures to come.

Climbing Experience Indoor (minimum indoor top rope belay certification)
COST: $215 PER PERSON

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Land Based Learning Hike

Land Based Learning Hike

Come walk with us. This indigenous land based teaching is designed to empower you on a journey towards perspective and connection.

We know you will leave feeling more connected to the land.

No experience required
Cost /pp: $149 per person

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Multi Pitch Rock Classics

Multi Pitch Rock Classics

Climb a classic multi pitch rock route!

Your guide will teach you to take rock climbing to the next level with the best multi pitch climbing techniques. You will expand your climbing skills while achieving something great – a classic route in the mountains you can talk about forever!

No experience required
Cost: 1 Person $593
2 People $323 each

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Rock Safe Weekends

Rock Safe Weekends

Your safety doesn’t happen by accident.

Our highly trained guides will sharpen and expand your safety skills so that you and your climbing team can confidently manage the range of challenging scenarios you might find yourself in.

Lead Rock or Equivalent
COST: $427 PER PERSON

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Rock Safe Pro Weekends

Rock Safe Pro Weekends

Take your multi pitch safety skills to the next level, and sharpen your ability to handle complex incidents while in a challenging environment.

Our highly trained guides will sharpen and expand your safety skills so that you and your climbing team can together manage the range of scenarios you might find yourself in while multi pitch climbing.

Rock safe or equivalent.
COST: $427 PER PERSON

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Multi Pitch Pro Weekends

Multi Pitch Pro Weekends

Smooth systems make multi pitch climbing manageable and fun! Take your team’s safety seriously by forming smooth skills that will set you up for success.

Touching on a range of safety systems and climbing skills, you will sharpen your skills and expand your experience so that you can complete multi pitch climbs with confidence.

Rock safe or equivalent.
COST: $427 PER PERSON

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Try Alpine Climbing

Try Alpine Climbing

If you enjoy hiking and scrambling, come try alpine climbing. It might be for you!

Join us for an unforgettable experience of alpine climbing a technical mountain.. This fun, thrilling experience lets you explore places that are inaccessible to most travellers.

Avid hiker, some rope skills from rock climbing are helpful.
COST: $322 PER PERSON

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Heli-Glacier Adventure

Heli-Glacier Adventure

This amazing helicopter and alpine travel trip takes you to untouched places!

Alpine climbing is the most rewarding and exciting way to move in the mountains. This trip allows you the thrill of Alpine climbing without the hard work to get there. Experience the Rocky Mountain alpine high places.

No experience required
COST: $599 PER PERSON

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Cline Tairns Heli-Alpine Camp

Cline Tairns Heli-Alpine Camp

Helicopter access! All inclusive alpine climbing from high camp! These are some of the most amazing climbing adventures.

Immerse yourself in the experience of camping in high places and climbing routes that would be otherwise out of reach.

Basic alpine skills, comfort with backpacking and tent sleeping
Cost: $1799 Per Person

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Multi Day Alpine Climbing Trips

Multi Day Alpine Climbing Trips

Hut based adventures or alpine climbing from a high camp, these are some of the most amazing climbing adventures

Immerse yourself in the experience of camping in high places and climbing routes that would be otherwise out of reach./p>

Alpine Skills or Try Alpine Climbing
COST: $459 PER PERSON

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Trad Lead Weekends

Trad Lead Weekends

Make the jump from clipping bolts to placing gear! Take your safety seriously by forming smooth skills that will set you up to achieve success.

TThis two day course uses specific learning progression to increase your confidence and comfort. We are excited to empower you to interact with the technically demanding art of leading on traditional climbing equipment.

Rock Leader and 10+ days of outdoor lead climbing
COST: $485 PER PERSON

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Alpine Skills Weekends

Alpine Skills Weekends

Start alpine climbing with a solid foundation! Alpine climbing is fun, but it can be a bit overwhelming at times.

Begin learning to read terrain, manage multiple overlapping risk factors, move in snow and understand glacier travel. Take your team’s safety seriously by forming smooth skills so that you can achieve success

Rock Safe or Equivalent
COST: $497 PER PERSON

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Alpine Leadership Week

Alpine Leadership Week

Join us for an unforgettable week of alpine leadership and skill development.

Refine the skills and tools required to make decisions and climb in the dynamic alpine environment. You should leave this course feeling empowered to confidently begin alpine climbing independently.

Alpine Skills, Rock Safe, or equivalent experience
COST: $1161 PER PERSON

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AST 1 Weekend

AST 1 Weekend

This course will give you confidence in understanding and managing avalanche risk.

Whether you ski, snowshoe, splitboard, or ice climb, avalanche safety training is for you. Learn how to manage the terrain and snowpack you choose to play in.

No Experience Required.
COST: $302 PER PERSON

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Companion Rescue

Companion Rescue

This one-day companion rescue course is designed for individuals who are looking to review and then build upon the rescue skills taught in AST 1

We will update you on the latest techniques for searching, probing, and shovelling. You will then spend the day learning how to solve multiple burials, close proximity burials, and deep burial scenarios.

AST 1 Prerequisite
COST: $204 PER PERSON

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Come Adventure In Nordegg’s MAJESTIC Piece of the Canadian Rocky Mountains!

Discover Nordegg, an unspoiled Canadian Rockies retreat that balances nature’s serenity and excitement for an unforgettable vacation. The gateway to David Thompson Country, Nordegg offers year-round activities like climbing, biking, ATVing and ice bubble hunting. With local, small town amenities like shopping, food and lodging options available, you’ll find everything you need. So come visit Nordegg Alberta and experience all that this beautiful area has to offer!

Explore lush forests, scale rugged peaks, and dip into alpine lakes: Nordegg welcomes both avid outdoor enthusiasts and families looking to bond. There are trails and scrambles for all skill levels, ensuring everyone can enjoy their adventure outdoors. Rock climbing and Ice climbing are thrilling for the new climber, or the experienced.

Abraham Lake’s beauty is a year-round spectacle—frozen bubbles in winter, brilliant blue waters in summer. Capture stunning photos and experience nature’s wonders firsthand. When night falls, gaze at the stars above, unhindered by light pollution.

History comes alive at Brazeau Collieries, a historic coal-mining site. Explore remnants of the past and learn about the region’s history as historically tough Albertans, who also built Alberta’s first golf course in the 1900’s!

Accommodation choices range from cozy cabins to camping. Relax and soak in Nordegg’s tranquility. It is a humble place, be prepared to take care of yourself – there are limited restaurants, but try the fantastic Nordegg Canteen or Miner’s Cafe pie!

Cellular service is spotty

If you’re planning a trip to Nordegg, it’s important to remember that cell service is spotty. You will experience no cell service west of the Cline River Bridge, so it’s best to take extra precautions and bring a Spot or Somewhere GPS device. This way, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you can still access the help even if your cellular service fails.

What is Nordegg’s Weather Like?

Nordegg’s weather is notoriously unpredictable. Summer storms can come quickly, often staying over Colliseum Mountain before heading east. The cold winter temperatures can also be quite extreme, making it important to be prepared for all types of weather when visiting the area. We prefer spotwx for cross checking weather.

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We have a progression decision tree on our Chose Your Adventure page.

Would you like to plan a custom Guided Adventure in the David Thompson Corridor, Jasper or the Bow Valley? We’d love to be a part of your Mountain trip!