Science Ice Walk in the Canadian Rockies

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  • Science Ice Walk

    Family-friendly tour

  • Science Experiment

    Science experiements for all ages

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Science Ice Walk

Become a scientist-in-training while exploring a world of wonder. Uncover the truth about ice and water as you venture up a wintery canyon to chase frozen waterfalls. The wonderful world of winter is full of science and you get to explore it. Your experience will include a nature walk and science activities that are full of fun and investigation.

(Jan - Mar)

2.5 HRS

10AM - 12:30
1:30PM - 4PM


per person

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Packing for your trip
Ensure you bring a backpack, water, winter hiking boots, winter coat, snowpants, warm hat, warm gloves, sunglasses or ski goggles. Weather can be windy or change suddenly, so come prepared!

The day of your tour
An email is sent out the week leading up to your tour. Ensure you read this email as it will review the meeting location and other information important for your day.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early so that we can start the tour on time. Your guide may not be able to wait for you to arrive.

Highlights of this tour
  • This is a Crowsnest Pass highlight and must-see

  • Stunning views along the creek

  • Visiting a frozen waterfall

  • Snowshoes or microspikes included

  • Science experiements along the way


✔ Use of hiking poles, microspikes or snowshoes

✔ Science outfit

✔ Hot chocolate and marshmallows

✔ Experiments and activities

✔ Special gift

✔ Professional guide

✔ Safety equipment (carried by guides: first aid kit, ice axe satellite communication device)



Personal Gear


Is it time to chase frozen waterfalls?

You will begin your experience by meeting your guide at the trailhead near Crowsnest Pass. Directions to the trailhead will be sent out via email ahead of time. Once the paperwork and equipment are handed out, you will do a quick ice breaker (get it?).

Now, it is time to explore and discover the wonder of ice. The ice walk is a gentle walk with some short steeper sections. You will make several stops along the way to discover the winter wonderland. The best parts of your experience will be walking along a beautiful creek, listening to the water running below your feet, seeing ice features along the rock walls, enjoying the experiements, and learning along the way. Once you are at the frozen waterfall, you will have time to take pictures, do some activities, and enjoy some yummy hot chocolate. You will then return to the trailhead and if there is time, you can try your hand at another science experiment.

Location: Approximately a 10 minute drive from Coleman, Crowsnest Pass

When: The Science Ice Walk starts mid-January and runs until the beginning of March. The experience is available on Sundays from 10 - 12:30PM or 1:30 - 4PM.

* Availability of the tour is subject to change due to ice conditions.

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Please Note: There are no washrooms available at the trailhead or along the trail. Please ensure you use the washroom before meeting up with the group.

During earlier season or late season, some sections may require some careful navigation as the ice isn't as built up.

Must have a minimum of 4 participants to run the experience.

Uplift Adventures’ waivers are required to be signed before starting the event.

Guests under 18 years of age, must have parental consent to attend the event. Guests under 15 years of age, must be accompanied by an adult.

Guests must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, including cannabis, while out on the snowshoe portion of this event. Uplift Adventures has the right to refuse participation if a guest is suspected under the influence prior to the snowshoe. A return or compensation will not be given to the customer.

Please advise Uplift Adventures of any medical conditions or allergies prior to the event.

Cancellation Policy: We will cancel and try to reschedule or give a refund if the weather is extreme. Examples of extreme weather include 120km continuous winds, below -25°C with wind chill, heavy snowfall warnings for the duration of our trip, and severe thunderstorms for the duration of the trip. Examples of extreme weather does not include subzero temperatures or rain.

Guests must cancel within 48hrs for a refund. For group bookings (4+ people), must cancel 7 days prior to event for a refund.

Tours can be offered to private groups with a minimum of four people. Please contact us for a private booking.

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