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Summer in Nordegg & Abraham Lake - 210813 - Explore Nordegg & Abraham Lake - Roam Creative

About Us

Photo Credits: Explore Nordegg & Abraham Lake | Roam Creative

Our Mission

The HeLa Ventures Adventure Centre is dedicated to providing individuals, groups, and families with positive and educational outdoor experiences. Our programs are delivered from a holistic perspective and encourage a healthy lifestyle through the incorporation of activities in a safe, respectful manner. Safety and environmental stewardship are the guiding factors for all of our programs.

Instructors on a river canoe teaching a guided outdoor adventure program in Alberta, Canada.
Summer in Nordegg & Abraham Lake - 210810 - Explore Nordegg & Abraham Lake - Roam Creative

Who We Are

The HeLa Ventures team consists of professional educators, qualified instructors and certified guides that specialize in the delivery of adventure programs. Our areas of expertise include lake canoeing, whitewater canoeing, river tripping, rafting, rock climbing, rappelling, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and wilderness living skills. The instructor to student ratio will vary depending on the type of activity. In any of our programs, safety is ALWAYS our first priority, and the quality of instruction/guiding reflects that mandate. Further details on the qualifications of the instructors/guides for your particular program will be provided upon registration.  

Photo Credits: Explore Nordegg & Abraham Lake | JP Fortin

Browse Our Adventures


The facility offers opportunities for groups to participate in multi-day outdoor programs. Our field school functions as a base camp for our many out trips while also filling the role as our home base for a wide variety of curriculum-based outdoor and adventure education activities. 

What's at HeLa?

  • Eating-meeting hall

  • Classroom

  • Washroom facilities

  • Campground​

an outdoor cabin in alberta, canada

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the traditional lands and territories of the Indigenous Peoples who have lived on these lands and taken care of them since time immemorial. We are on Treaty 6 territory, as well as, the historical regional homeland of the Métis, which includes the North Saskatchewan River Territory, the Lesser Slave Lake Territory, and the Lower Athabasca Territory. We acknowledge and respect the histories, languages, and diverse cultures of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit and are grateful for their contributions that continue to enrich our communities.

a campfire burning at nighttime during a beautiful outdoor adventure


Most of the programs include a full meal service. Menus, designed and prepared by a home economist, are well balanced and reflect a healthy lifestyle. Special menus may be requested, and we do our best to accommodate special dietary considerations (including food allergies). All of the meals are homemade and served in a comfortable, informal atmosphere. Because most of our programs involve rather strenuous outdoor activities, a variety of healthy snacks are provided throughout the day.


Equipment required for all our programs is provided. For most programs, participants are required to bring a helmet. Full details of required equipment and costs will be provided upon registration.

Photo Credits: Explore Nordegg & Abraham Lake | JP Fortin

Paddling gear rental

A variety of paddling gear is available for rent including canoes, paddles, PFDs and throw bags. See our Canoe Rentals & Shuttles section.

What do the participants need to bring? 

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