Wild Cave Tours, Courses and Events

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.
Cavers rappelling in Rat's Nest Cave on the Adventure Tour
Adventure Tour Adventure Tour
6 hours
$175+Gst
Year-Round
6 hours
$175+Gst
Year-Round
Cavers rappelling in Rat's Nest Cave on the Adventure Tour

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
    (~4 hours Underground)
  • $175.00 + GST
    (12-15 yrs: $145 + GST)
  • Ages 12 +
  • Year Round
  • Challenge: Moderate
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Happy female caver on the Explorer Tour wearing a helmet, light and coveralls.
Explorer Tour Explorer Tour
4.5 hours
$135+Gst
Year-Round
4.5 hours
$135+Gst
Year-Round
Happy female caver on the Explorer Tour wearing a helmet, light and coveralls.

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
    (~2.5 hours Underground)
  • $135.00 + GST
    (10-15 yrs: $115 + GST)
  • Ages 10 +
  • Year Round
  • Challenge: Moderate
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A caver sitting in the Grotto enjoying the peace and quiet of the cave.
Solitude Tour Solitude Tour
A caver sitting in the Grotto enjoying the peace and quiet of the cave.

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
    (~4 hours Underground)
  • $499.00 + GST
    (Price for up to 2 People)
  • Ages 10 +
  • Year Round
  • Challenge: Moderate
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A groups of cavers hiking to the entrance of Rat's Nest Cave on the Discovery Tour
Discovery Hike Discovery Hike
A groups of cavers hiking to the entrance of Rat's Nest Cave on the Discovery Tour

Discovery Hike

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
    (5-15 years: $35 + GST)
  • All Ages
  • May 15 - Oct. 15
  • Challenge: Easy/Moderate
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A group of cavers in Rat's Nest Cave on a team building program
Teambuilding Teambuilding
A group of cavers in Rat's Nest Cave on a team building program

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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Enjoy the Smugglers Blues Mystery Tour in Canmore

Real-Life Superheroes


In recognition of the brave men and women who risk their lives to keep our communities safe, for the entire month of November all current and retired real-life superheroes (police, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, doctors and military personnel) will receive 50% off Adventure and Explorer Cave Tours, and their accompanying friends and family can receive 25% off.

Contact us to receive this discount. Proof of service required.

*Tours must be scheduled for November 2019
**Supeheroes and accompanying friends and family receive 20% off year-round

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

When you book any Adventure cave tour with us now until February 28th, 2019 we will treat you to one of our favourite Canmore activities - a Smuggler's Blues game with Mystery Towns.

The Smugglers Blues game from Mystery Towns is the perfect way to see the hidden gems of Canmore even the locals don't know!

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

Tour Information

Smuggler's Blues Mystery Tour

Provided by Mystery Towns

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 Towns for more information.

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Enjoy the Smugglers Blues Mystery Tour in Canmore
Wild Life Distillery - Canmore

When you book any cave tour with us now until February 28th, 2019 we will treat you to one of our favourite post-caving activities - a tour of Canmore's Wild Life Distillery (yes, samples included!).

Wild Life Distillery is one of Canmore's first craft distilleries and, located just a block away from our office, it makes for the perfect wind-down after a day of caving.

Regular Price: $10.00
Available: Year-Round

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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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Gift Certificates


Give the gift of adventure.

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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 | Theatrics

The Descent
October 25-27, 2019

Christmas Concerts in the Cave

A classic horror movie in a not so classic setting... can you handle it?

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Fundraising

Into the Summit
November 10, 2019

Christmas Concerts in the Cave

Raising money for Mental Health. Join to support an important cause and go caving!

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unEarthed | Music

Spirit in the Mountain -
December 20-23, 2019

Christmas Concerts in the Cave

A new Holiday Tradition. Join us for melodies and merrymaking in a unique concert venue.

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Our Partners and Friends

We work with a number of like-minded experience providers to help you find your next great adventure.

Book your pre or post-caving activities here, or Contact Us and we'd be happy to help.

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Kananaskis Outfitters logo
Boundary Ranch logo
Mad Dogs & Englishman logo
Calgary River Experience logo
Get Outside Adventures logo
Mukwah Rafting logo
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