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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 the rich history of Rats Nest Cave; including how animals and humans have used the cave; 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.

Wild Cave Tours – Canmore, AB

  • Explorer Tour

    Our shortest cave tour is definitely NOT short on adventure!

    Available: Year-round
    Length: 4.5hrs total, ~2hrs underground
    Min. Age: 10 years


  • Adventure Tour

    Our most popular tour, and a Canadian Signature Experience!

    Available: Year-round
    Length: 6hrs total, ~4hrs underground
    Min. Age: 12 years



Activities for All Ages

  • Discovery Tour

    An interpretive hike that includes “catch and release” fossil hunting, wildlife tracking, and a visit to Rat’s Nest Cave!

    Available: May 15 – Oct 15
    Length: 2-3 hours
    Min. Age: All Ages



Caving Courses

  • Horizontal Caving Course

    An introduction to horizontal caving skills. Equipment usage, conservation and much more!

    Available: TBA
    Length: 2 days
    Min. Age: 15 years


  • Beginning Vertical Caving Course

    An introduction to vertical caving skills. Equipment usage, knots, ascending and descending rope and much more!

    Available: TBA
    Length: 2 days
    Min. Age: 15 years
    Requires some caving experience.


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Team Building Activities

  • Team Building

    We can transform any of our cave tours into a unique, customized team-building event for your group.

    Available: Year-round
    Length: Minimum 4 hour requirement
    Min. Age: 10 years
    Group rates available for groups of 8 – 40.

    $115pp – 155pp

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