• The Laundry Chute

    Adventure Cave Tour

    Our Adventure Tour is our flagship tour and has been recognized as a Canadian Signature Experience. The longest tour we offer in Rat’s Nest Cave. Rappel, squeeze and crawl through this amazing wild cave!

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    Caving Courses

    We offer a number of courses to teach you the skills you need to get into the incredible sport of caving!

    Upcoming course dates: Feb 6-7, Feb 13-14 and May 14-15, May 21-22, 2016

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  • Nakimu Cave

    Nakimu Cave Tour

    This highly sought-after cave is located high in a pristine valley in Rogers Pass, B.C. and is interesting historically, scientifically and aesthetically!

    Upcoming course dates: Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016

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Choose The Best adventure In the Rockies

  • Adventure Cave Tour

     Canmore, AB      Year Round      Ages 12+ 

    Adventure Cave Tour

    Our Adventure Tour is our flagship tour and has been recognized as a Canadian Signature Experience. The longest tour we offer in Rat’s Nest Cave. Rappel, squeeze and crawl through this amazing wild cave!

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    •     6 hours
    •      $155.00 + GST
    •      Ages 12 +
    •     Year Round
    •    Moderate Hiking, Crawling, Sliding, Rappelling and (optional) Squeezing!

     

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  • Explorer Cave Tour

     Canmore, AB       Year Round       Ages 10+ 

    Explorer Cave Tour

    The Explorer Tour may be our shortest cave tour, but it is by no means short on fun and excitement. 2 hours underground crawling past prehistoric bones, investigating our ancient cave formations and even squeezing into places (if you so choose of course!).

    •     4.5 hours
    •      $125.00 + GST
    •      Ages 10 +
    •     Year Round
    •    Moderate Hiking, Crawling and Sliding

     

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  • Discovery Hike

     Canmore, AB      Summer Only      All Ages 

    Discovery Tour

    A family friendly interpretive hike designed to introduce our guests to the incredible history of the Bow Valley. Highlights of the tour include “catch and release” fossil hunting, wildlife tracking, and a short visit to the entrance of Rat’s Nest Cave.

     

    •     2-3 hours
    •      $45.00 + GST (Youth $35.00, 5 and under FREE)
    •      All ages
    •     May 15th – October 1st (weather permitting)
    •    Easy - you set the pace!

     

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  • Gargantuan Adventures

     Crowsnest Pass, AB      Summer      Ages 16+ 

    Gargantuan Adventures

    Visit one of the hotspots of Canadian Caving, and experience multiple caves over the course of a 1, or 2-day backpacking trip. A serious undertaking and not suitable for everyone!

     

    •     1, or 2 days
    •      $400.00 + GST
    •      Ages 16 +
    •     August, 2016
    •    Hard: Strenuous backcountry hiking + camping experience required. Crawling, Sliding, Rappelling and Squeezing!

     

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  • Nakimu Cave Tour

     Rogers Pass, BC      Summer      Ages 16+ 

    Nakimu Cave Tour

    This highly sought-after cave is located in a pristine valley high in Rogers Pass. Nakimu Caves is over 6 kilometres long – one of the longest in Canada. Due to wildlife restrictions, the valley is entirely closed to everyone except cavers.!

     

    •     12+ hours
    •      $249.00 + GST
    •      Ages 16 +
    •     August 6, 13, 20 ,27 2016
    •    Hard: Strenuous Hiking, Crawling, Sliding and Squeezing!

     

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Explore the Rat's Nest Cave:  Interactive Map

Rat’s Nest Cave is a constant 5°C (41°F) all year.  Why is that?  Because caves reflect the mean annual temperature, so no matter what the outside weather is like, it’s always pleasant inside the cave.  Like most alpine caves, it is cool in summer, mild in winter.  In 1987, the cave was designated a Provincial Historic Site.  Access to the cave is restricted to protect the delicate environment within. The Rat’s Nest Cave has over 4 km of explored passage, and lies under Grotto Mountain near Canmore, Alberta.

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Cave Entrance

Entrance to the Cave

In winter, fixed ropes aid access to the entrance.

The Rat's Nest

The Bushy Tailed Wood Rat

The cave is named after these critters, which make their homes close to the entrance.

The Grand Gallery

The Grand Gallery

This is the largest room in the cave

The Laundry Chute

The Laundry Chute

Visit this amazing squeeze on our Adventure tour

The Bacon Strip

The Bacon Strip

See this ancient formation on our Adventure tour

The Grotto

The Grotto Pool

This is where our cave divers brave the unknown, and 'push' the cave. Visited by both the: Adventure tour and Explorer tour.

  • Cave Entrance

    Entrance to the Cave

    In winter, fixed ropes aid access to the entrance.

  • The Rat's Nest

    The Bushy Tailed Wood Rat

    The cave is named after these critters, which make their homes close to the entrance.

  • The Grand Gallery

    The Grand Gallery

    This is the largest room in the cave

  • The Laundry Chute

    The Laundry Chute

    Visit this amazing squeeze on our Adventure tour

  • The Bacon Strip

    The Bacon Strip

    See this ancient formation on our Adventure tour

  • The Grotto

    The Grotto Pool

    This is where our cave divers brave the unknown, and 'push' the cave. Visited by both the: Adventure tour and Explorer tour.

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