Team Building

Canmore Caverns offers caving activities in Rat’s Nest Cave to corporate groups, from an informal sport’s day to a more formal leadership and teamwork development program. At all levels, the activity of caving is a teamwork process, as participants are required to assist each other in unfamiliar situations. This activity may challenge one’s comfort zone, so group cohesiveness is helpful in overcoming fears.

While the guide’s main role is to ensure safe passage through the cave and observe cave conservation protocol (the cave is a Provincial Historic Site), they are also on hand to interpret the cave’s natural history should anyone be interested (e.g. cave biology, archaeology and geology).

  Time

4h+  (2h+ underground)
Times are approximate. Dependant upon program choices.

  Cost

Starting at: $125.00 + GST
Call for a custom quote.

Group rates available for 8+ participants

Age

10 years old +

  When

Year round, 7 days a week.

Minimum 4 participants

 

  • Sample Itinerary - Adventure Tour

    • 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

    Sample Itinerary - Explorer Tour

    • 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!
    • 4 hr – emerge from cave and hike down
    • 4 hr 30 min – arrive at cave parking lot and depart
  • What to bring

    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.

Event Details

Team Building – Formal Activity
A formal team building group, self-navigates through the cave complex using maps to reach a certain destination, (e.g. the Grotto) 55m below the entrance. Within a group of 4-8 persons, each member is assigned a role. Team leaders are required to coordinate responsibilities for: navigation, reconnaissance, communication and group well-being. A debriefing session is provided to discuss communication skills, how strategies can be improved, etc. Participants often gain useful insight and awareness which can be integrated into the work environment.

Sports Day – Informal Activity
Go as a group on the Adventure tour or the Explorer tour for a fun day away from the office or city. Our guides will interpret the geology, biology and human history along the way. See tour descriptions for details and prices. Group rates available for 8 or more.

 

Book Now

For Bookings - Please Call

Booking Details:

  • All guides and equipment are provided – coveralls, helmets, headlamps, kneepads, gloves, lanyards,
  • We are equipped for a daily maximum of 32 – 40 participants (arranged in groups of 8). For very large groups, clients would be scheduled in the morning and afternoon.
  • Transportation is not provided but is available from local providers at an additional cost.
  • All persons entering the cave must sign a waiver.
  • Details of our risk management and emergency evacuation plans can be sent to you on request.
  • Final numbers of participants are required 1 week prior to the activity. No changes to final numbers may be made after this date.
  • There are no refunds for no shows.
  • Tours are confirmed with a credit card – Visa or MasterCard.
  • Cancellation penalty is 100% non-refundable within 7 days.

For More Details, Contact: +1 877 317 1178

 

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