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Welcome to the Best Adventure IN the Rockies!

Join us YEAR ROUND, RAIN or SHINE, for a Natural History tour into Rat’s Nest Cave: a wild, undeveloped cave under Grotto Mountain near Banff and Canmore, Alberta, Canada!

By wild, we mean no interior lighting, no handrails, no walkways; a cave in its natural state.The Grand Gallery

Discover how caves form; find out how animals and humans use caves; examine stalactites, stalagmites, animal bones and fossils; learn about the geology of the picturesque Bow Valley in the Canadian Rockies where Banff and Canmore are located.Fossils!

The adventure begins with a 30 minute hike up a beautiful mountain trail to the cave entrance. 

Knowledgeable guides take you on a Natural History tour of this exciting underground world – etched and sculptured over hundreds of thousands of years – through twisting passages and chambers of stalactites & stalagmites, animal bones and fossils.

Come to Banff and Canmore for your caving adventure.

Explore the information on our site, choose an activity, view a caving video, or visit the Gift Shop.

Explorer Tour

Tour time: 4.5 hours, approx. 2.5 hours underground.

Adventure Tour

Tour time: 6 hours, approx. 4 hours underground, Rappelling 18m plus Laundry Chute.

More Tours & Activities

Team building, caving courses and information about other caves.

Bookings are made by phone only. Email an inquiry first if you prefer.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Activities and Prices

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