Adventure Cave Tour

Canadian Signature Experience

Our Adventure Tour is our flagship tour and has been recognized as a Canadian Signature Experience. As the longest tour we offer in Rat’s Nest Cave, the Adventure Tour is the complete package. Caver will rappel 18m (that’s 6 Stories!) inside the cave, plus have the opportunity to push your limits in the warm-up squeeze, challenge squeeze, and the Laundry Chute – a section of the cave that adds a little extra challenge but a whole lot of extra fun. Visit the impressive Grand Gallery – the largest known room in the cave, then surround yourself with ancient cave formations in the Grotto. You will spend approximately 4 hours underground on the Adventure Tour and we promise it will be an unforgettable 4 hours!

  Time

6h  (4h underground)
Times are approximate

  Cost

Adult: $155.00 + GST

Youth: $145.00 + GST (12-15 yrs)

Age

12 years old +

  When

Year round, 7 days a week.

Minimum 2 participants

 

  • Sample Itinerary

    • 15 min – Follow guide in convoy to cave parking lot
    • 30 min – Pack up equipment for tour
    • 45 min – Hike up trail
    • 1 hr 15 min – Arrive at cave entrance, safety de-brief and gear up
    • 1 hr 30 min – Let’s go Caving!
    • 5 hr 30 min – emerge from cave and hike down
    • 6 hr – arrive at cave parking lot and depart
  • What to bring

    Adventure Tour Prices include one 500mL bottle of water, and one energy bar per person.


    We provide: coveralls, kneepads, gloves, helmet & headlamp, safety lanyard, and backpack. You will not get wet in the cave.


    You provide:

    • Footwear - Clients must wear appropriate footwear: hiking boots are best or running shoes with good tread. NO Sandals, NO open toes, NO skateboard shoes, NO flat soled shoes.
    • Clothing - Wear warm comfortable clothing: long bottoms, long sleeved shirt & sweater/fleece/hoodie on top. Suitable outdoor clothing is required for all seasons
    • Medication - For safety reasons please ensure to have plenty of all necessary medications with you during your tour.
    • Food & Drinks - Bring some small wrapped snacks (soft snack bars, fruit leather) and bottled water.
    • Cameras - Small digital cameras work well in the cave or disposable with flash.

Tour Details

Meet your guide at the Canmore Cave Tours Office in Canmore (129 Bow Meadows Crescent) – see “Directions button” below. Sign the waiver. Follow the guide in convoy for a 10 minute drive to the cave parking lot where you’ll pack up your caving gear then hike for 30 minutes up a mountain trail to the cave entrance.

Along the trail, your guide will explain the geology of the area; how caves are formed; show you fossils to examine up close; look for bighorn sheep; maybe spot a bear or a cougar. Inside the cave, you’ll get to climb, crawl, slither and get muddy. Soon after entering the cave you’ll rappel 18 m on a rope (with safety line backup) then on to the Five Way Chamber, Laundry Chute, Grand Gallery and finally to the Grotto, a chamber full of stalactites and stalagmites with a crystal clear pool at the bottom of the cave. Return is via the Box.

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