Experience Unforgettable

IN the Canadian Rockies

What Story Will You Tell?

There are many ways to experience Rat's Nest Cave. Whether it's by squeezing through the Challenge Squeeze on the Adventure Tour, listening to some great music at an unEarthed Concert, or enjoying the serenity of the cave on a private Solitude tour, our mission is the same - to help you have an experience you will never forget.

Explore the options below to find your next unforgettable.
Explorer TourExplorer Tour

Explorer Tour

Bacon Strip

Explorer Tour

The Explorer Tour may be our shortest cave tour, but it is by no means short on fun and excitement.

You will spend approximately 2 hours underground exploring this amazing playground, passing ancient bones and cave formations along the way!

  • Canmore, AB
  • 4.5 hours
  • $130.00 + GST
  • Ages 10 +
  • Year Round
  • Challenge: Moderate
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Adventure TourAdventure Tour

Adventure Tour

Laundry Chute

Adventure Tour

This Canadian Signature Experience is our longest cave tour. It includes an 18m rappel and plenty of time to explore passages like the Laundry Chute.

  • Canmore, AB
  • 6 hours
  • $165.00 + GST
  • Ages 12 +
  • Year Round
  • Challenge: Moderate
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Discovery TourDiscovery Tour

Discovery Tour

Discovery Tour

Step back in time on our family-friendly interpretive hike. Enjoy breath-taking views, “catch and release” fossil hunting, wildlife tracking, and a quick visit to the entrance of the Rat’s Nest Cave. End your day with a visit to the Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre - pass included.

  • Canmore, AB
  • 3 hours
  • $55.00 + GST
  • All Ages
  • May 15 - Oct. 15
  • Challenge: Easy/Moderate
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SolitudeSolitude

Solitude

Grand Gallery

Solitude

Imagine the peacefulness of having the entire cave to yourself with just the company of your guide, and the freedom to experience the cave your way.

This is the joy of Solitude.

Spend up to four hours exploring the cave, taking photographs, squeezing, napping, rappelling, meditating and almost anything else you can imagine. It's your story to write!

  • Canmore, AB
  • 6 hours
  • $499.00 + GST (2 People)
  • Ages 10 +
  • Year Round
  • Challenge: Moderate
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Vertical Caving CourseVertical Caving Course

Vertical Caving Course

Vertical Caving Course

Vertical Caving Course

A two day introduction to the art of Single Rope Technique (SRT) – the means by which cavers access vertical/technical areas in caves. Learn the skills necessary to join vertical caving trips under the supervision of more experienced cavers.

No technical experience is required and all caving equipment is provided. Join us and discover your next great adventure!

  • Canmore, AB
  • 2 Days
  • $350.00 + GST
  • Ages 16 +
  • Year Round
  • Challenge: Moderate/Advanced
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Horizontal Caving CourseHorizontal Caving Course

Horizontal Caving Course

Horizontal Caving Course

Horizontal Caving Course

This one day course is designed for those with little, or no caving experience - a great start to getting comfortable underground, but also an introduction to the fundamentals of caving, such as safe cave travel and conservation.

No technical experience is required and all caving equipment is provided. Join us and discover your next great adventure!

  • Canmore, AB
  • 1 Day
  • $165.00 + GST
  • Ages 16 +
  • Year Round
  • Challenge: Moderate/Advanced
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Team BuildingTeam Building

Team Building

Team Building

Team Building

Caving is, at all levels, a team effort and our custom team building programs are the perfect way to hone your group's leadership, communication and problem solving skills. And have fun while you do it!

No experience is required and call caving equipment is provided. We customize the program to your group's needs and level of experience to ensure everyone gets the most out of the experience.

  • Canmore, AB
  • 4 - 6 hours
  • $ Custom
  • Ages 10 +
  • Year Round
  • Challenge: Moderate
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Adventure HubAdventure Hub

Adventure Hub

Team Building

The Adventure Hub

The "Best Day Ever" doesn't have to end when your cave tour does. That's why we've teamed up with a group of other great companies to help you keep the good times rollin'.

Choose from a wide variety of exeriences including trail rides, rafting, SUP, mountain biking, distillery tours, and so much more. And, you can book them all right here.

  • Bow Valley, AB
  • 1 hr - Multi-day
  • $9 and up.
  • All ages
  • Year Round
  • Challenge: Easy to Advanced
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Upcoming Events

In addition to the many tours and courses we offer year-round at Rat's Nest Cave, as part of our unEarthed events series we are going to be hosting a collection of exciting, unique experiences including concerts, speakers and much more. Check in regularly as we update the website with new events because you definitely don't want to miss these once-in-a-lifetime moments! You can also follow our Facebook Page and keep tabs on the up and coming excitement that way too!

unEarthed | Music

Spirit in the Mountain -
The Silkstones

Christmas Concerts in the Cave
unEarthed | Music

Spirit in the Mountain -
Elk Run & Riot

Christmas Concerts in the Cave
unEarthed | Music

Spirit in the Mountain -
Trundled

Christmas Concerts in the Cave
unEarthed | Music

Spirit in the Mountain -
Seth Anderson

Christmas Concerts in the Cave

Upcoming Events

unEarthed | Music

Maddie Storvold

Maddie Storvold - Live in Rat's Nest Cave

November 16th

More Info & Booking

unEarthed | Music

Spirit in the Mountain

Christmas Concerts in the Cave

December 14th - 17th

More Info & Booking

Enjoy the Smugglers Blues Mystery Tour in Canmore
Smuggler's Blues Mystery Tour - Canmore

$5 off per person with purchase of 2 or more Cave Tours

Book a group of 2 or more on an Adventure Tour or Explorer Tour and get $5 off per person on the "Smuggler's Blues Mystery Tour" in Canmore. This is a super fun scavenger hunt/amazing race/escape room kind of adventure that will lead you through Canmore to places you likely have never seen. Recommended for teams of 2-4 people.

Regular Price: $49/group(2-4 players)
Available: Year-Round

Tour Information

Smuggler's Blues Mystery Tour

Provided by Mystery Tours

Per group of up to 4 people

A quick and FUN way to see Canmore! This short Mystery Towns Adventure can be taken any day at any time - showing you Canmore's mountain views, riverside trails and fascinating history at your convenience. Work together to solve clues & puzzles that arrive by App - whether you race or relax is up to you!

How it works

  • 1. You need a charged cellphone and your booking code (emailed after purchase).
  • 2. You and your team/group meet at the starting point and begin the tour by entering the code in the App
  • 3. Your first clue will arrive at your phone.
  • 4. Follow directions to solve the clue, and enter the correct answer to receive the next one.
  • 5. Stuck on a clue? Ask for hints on reaching your destination or solving clues - though time penalties will be added to your final score!
  • 6. Complete all the clues and solve the final mystery.
  • 7. Check the online leaderboard to see how you did - or to laugh at those who clearly didn't spend enough time enjoying the journey!

When: You can begin your adventure any day at any time (we recommend daylight hours)

Walking Distance: Your adventure involves approximately 3.5km of leisurely walking

Average Time: Most groups take 1.5 to 2 hours to complete the adventure, plus any breaks.

Contact Us or visit Mystery Tours for more information.

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Special Offers &
Packages


We work with an amazing group of partner companies to bring you a selection of some of the best experiences in the Bow Valley. Visit our Adventure Hub page to see what else we have to offer, or Contact Us and we'd be happy to make some recommendations and reservations for you!

Some of these offers require us to make reservations on your behalf with our Adventure Hub partners, and while we will do our best to reserve the dates requested they are of course subject to availability. Always best to give us as much lead time as possible!

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Past Events

In the Pink!

December 17, 2017
In the Pink! during Spirit in the Mountain
unEarthed:Music
All-female a capella group In the Pink! delighted an intrepid group of cavers with a sensational show in the Grand Gallery for the 2017 Spirit in the Mountain

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Elk, Run & Riot

December 16, 2017
Elk, Run & Riot during Spirit in the Mountain
unEarthed:Music
Local folk band Elk, Run and Riot joined us for our Spirit in the Mountain ad delivered an incredible holiday performance.

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Valley Winds Choir

December 15, 2017
The Valley Winds Choir practicing for Spirit in the Mountain
unEarthed:Music
The Bow Valley's community choir wowed us with a spirit-filled night of holiday cheer during our Spirit in the Mountain event.

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Christian Stenner

November 25, 2017
Christian Stenner
unEarthed:Conversations
Christian shared stories from over 12 years of caving fun, including his role in international expeditions and citizen science.

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The Raven & The Fox

November 18, 2017
The raven & The Fox
unEarthed:Music
Julie and Sean blew us away with a heartfelt performance deep under the earth.

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The Descent

October 27 & 28, 2017
The Descent
unEarthed:Theatrics
16 brave souls enjoyed one of the scariest Halloweens imaginable with a screening of "The Descent" in Rat's Nest Cave.

Mindfulness in the Mountain

October 15, 2017
Mindfulness in the Mountain with Caroline Dalton
unEarthed:Mindfulness
Caroline Dalton treated a small group of cavers to an evening of pure bliss with a sound bath using pure quartz crystal bowls.

Dr. Donald Henderson

October 14, 2017
The discovery of a new Nodosaur.
unEarthed:Conversations
Dr. Donald Henderson of the Royal Tyrrel Museum shared the story of thenewly discovered Nodosaur and his role in the doscovery.

Ellen Froese
& Derek Curtis

September 29, 2017
Elle, Derek and our adventurous group of concert-goers together in the Grand Gallery.
unEarthed:Music
Equipped with no sound equipment other than their voices, guitars, harmonicas and the natural acoustics of the cave, these two folk stars crooned, whistled, toe-tapped and strummed their way into our hearts.

Raine, Brett and Jeff

June 5, 2017
Rain Hamilton, Brett Nelson and Jeff Faragher in the Grand Gallery
unEarthed:Music
Raine Hamilton, Brett Nelson, and Jeff Faragher. Guitar, Fiddle and Cello. Goosebumps.

Binnu Jeyakumar - The Pembina Institue

April 22, 2017
Binnu Jeyakumar of the Pembina Institue
unEarthed:Conversations
What Does Alberta's Climate Leadership Plan Mean for Me?

Binnu led an important discussion on Alberta's plan for protecting the province's health, environment and economy.

Sarah Smith - The Calgary Zoo

March 11, 2017
Sarah Smith of the Calgary Zoo
unEarthed:Conversations
Why Should you Thank a Bat for Your Dinner?

Sarah gave us an educational and entertaining look at the role bats play in our world. Whether they give you the willies or not, they are still pretty amazing little creatures.

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