Kayaking in Candle Ice

28th April, 2024


Imagine exploring a crystal-clear lake surrounded by towering mountains amidst otherworldly ice formations.

As a lake freezes, long, vertical ice crystals form, like thousands of candles rising from the depths.

What is Candle Ice?

Like Abraham Lake, lakes in the Canadian Rockies sometimes form candle ice.

Where to Find It

Paddling through candle ice creates a mesmerizing journey unlike any other kayaking experience.

A Unique Adventure

The shifting ice creates a symphony of pops and gurgles. A soundtrack to your paddle strokes


Candle ice can be unpredictable! Go with a guide who knows the area and ice conditions.


Even on sunny days, kayaking near ice requires proper layers and waterproof gear.

Stay Warm