COE offers a variety of adventure activities for all ages, fitness levels, experience levels, and group sizes.
Our activities provide participants with the opportunity to overcome challenges, work as a team, learn new skills, and have a ton of fun! All guides are highly skilled in the various diciplines, have undergone intense training, and have proven their ability to provide a fun and safe experience for all.
We can customize an experience for groups of 1 to over 100, so give us a call to arrange your adventure. These activities are also a perfect way to add some excitement & team building to your retreat package at the Sheiling Mtn Lodge.
COE will provide: qualified instructors/guides and all technical gear.
COE can provide: meals, transportation, and accomodation. Please request these when booking.
You must provide: footwear and clothing suitable for outdoor weather, gear lists will be sent out upon booking.
Rock Climbing & RappelingDifficulty can range from 1 out of 5 to 5 out of 5 as required.
Join us for a "Day on the Rocks." Rock Climbing and Rappelling is
our most popular activity. We will customize a day that will suit
everyone, from first-time climbers to advanced. You will be
challenged to the max! No experience required, everyone can enjoy this sport.
Intermediate & Advanced rock climbing excursions and training are also available from our ACMG certified guides. See our Custom Outdoor Experience site for more information.
CanyoneeringDifficulty: 1 out of 5 for canyon hike; 3 out of 5 for canyoneering
A number of canyons in the area provide great adventures at all levels of
difficulty. One of our most popular canyon hikes involves ladder climbing,
easy rock scrambling, and some small creek crossings. Canyons are some
of the most beautiful features on earth, what better way to enjoy them than
with a trip right up the middle of one! This activity is suitable for all
ages and fitness levels. Canyon trips lasting from a few hours to a long
day are available. Some canyon trips can be combined with a rock climb or
Via FerrataDifficulty: 4 out of 5
Come climb Alberta's only Via Ferrata! The Ferrata is a series of iron rungs up a 600 foot cliff with
a cable alongside for protection. Special Ferrata equipment and experienced guides make this a safe outing you
will never forget. Via Ferrata's are a popular mountain sport in Europe but have only recently been developed in
North America. In fact, the Nordegg Ferrata is believed to be only the 4th on the whole continent! The unique
nature of the ferrata allows anyone with a reasonable level of fitness to experience the exhileration of climbing
high on a mountain side.
Learn More.. about the Via Ferrata!
CavingDifficulty: 4 out of 5
Wapiabi Caves are located in the Blackstone Recreation Area and offer
an excellent introduction to caving. The caves were first discovered
by local sheep hunters and later developed by avid cavers and the British Army. Today they
have become a popular destination for adventure seekers from all over Alberta and
More advanced cave trips are also available for smaller groups with the time and ambition to learn the appropriate skills. The "French Connection" is a spectacular trip involving rappeling, scrambling, and some tight squeezes.
KayakingDifficulty: 1 out of 5
As an introduction to kayaking, we use the calm, peaceful waters of
Goldeye Lake located 5 minutes from COE. Paddle around the lake
enjoying the tranquility, sunshine and aquatic life then lose yourself
in a soaking wet game of kayak soccer!
More advanced lake and whitewater kayak instruction also available by our certified Moving Water Kayak Instructors.
RaftingDifficulty: 1 out of 5
You've heard it called the "Mighty Saskatchewan" river, here's you're
opportunity to find out why. During the slow and lazy first section
you will be able to clear your mind of troubles and rejuvenate your
senses. Then as you hit the rapids you'll feel the cool spray of
the river and challenge of staying "heads up". Water fights and raft
wars available all day long!
MountaineeringDifficulty: 1 to 5 out of 5, depending on mountain chosen.
There are many day trips along the David Thompson Corridor,
which will offer you spectacular views of our area's many sights.
One of our popular mountain hikes is the "Buckle" along Windy Point
ridge. The ascent begins at Windy Point near beautiful Abraham Lake,
and can be done in all of the seasons. Be sure to take time to
breath in the fresh air and view the beauty that surrounds you. Mountain
Sheep are common sights on this outing.
Intermediate & advanced alpine climbing guided ascents and training are also available from our ACMG certified guides. See our Custom Outdoor Experience site for more information.
Ice ClimbingDifficulty can range from 1 to 5 out of 5 as required.
The Rocky Mountain's are home to the best waterfall ice in the world and the Nordegg
area has a variety of areas suitable for groups, begginers, and pros alike.
Intermediate & advanced ice climbing guided ascents and training are also available from our ACMG certified guides. See our Custom Outdoor Experience site for more information.