Welcome to Nordegg, Alberta, Canada !
The town site of Nordegg lies along the David Thompson Highway #11, 90 km west of the town of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Nordegg is only a three-hour drive from both Edmonton and Calgary, yet far removed from the hectic lifestyle associated with both urban centres. Much of this area is wild and untouched and unbelievably beautiful. Nordegg was once a booming coal town and the early history of the town and area can be experienced at the Nordegg Heritage Centre and Brazeau Collieries, one of Canada's most complete industrial museums. Nearby lakes, rivers, streams, forests and mountains offer opportunities for recreational activity and adventure. Activities in and around Nordegg include hiking, biking, equestrian rides, back country adventure and survival camps, river kayaking, ice climbing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, big-game hunting, fishing, canoeing, snowmobiling and OHV riding, to name a few. Around the townsite there are Long Lake and Carp Lake. Just a few kilometers down the road are Fish Lake and Goldeye Lake, both with developed camping facilities. There are numerous stocked fish ponds in the area. There are eco-friendly B&B’s, rustic campgrounds, hotels, waterfalls and wildlife. Nordegg is home to the Rockies first “via ferrata”, or iron ladder which scales a 600 foot cliff overlooking Alberta’s largest and most beautiful man-made lake; the 33 km long Abraham Lake. In the winter it is famous for the spectacular methane ice bubbles it produces. Nordegg has a quaint historic 9 hole golf course that presents breathtaking views of the mountains to the west.
Come out and enjoy all that Nordegg has to offer!
Nordegg Days happened September 2, 3 and 4.