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FEB 19, 2024


FEB 19, 2024



FEB 19, 2024



FEB 19, 2024

The Movie

The 2008 film "Journey to the Center of the Earth" is a dynamic, family-friendly adventure that brings Jules Verne's classic science fiction novel to life with a modern twist. Directed by Eric Brevig, the film stars Brendan Fraser as Trevor Anderson, a science professor whose unconventional theories put him at odds with the academic community. When Trevor stumbles upon an old journal belonging to his missing brother, Max, he sees it as a clue to his brother's last known quest: finding a passage to the center of the Earth.

Determined to find out what happened to Max, Trevor embarks on an expedition along with his nephew, Sean (played by Josh Hutcherson), and their guide, Hannah Ásgeirsson (played by Anita Briem). Their journey begins in Iceland, where they accidentally discover a cave that leads them into a hidden world deep beneath the Earth's surface. This subterranean realm is a wondrous and dangerous place, filled with exotic landscapes, prehistoric creatures, and staggering natural phenomena, far beyond anything they have seen or imagined.

As they navigate through this breathtaking underground world, the trio faces numerous challenges and perils, including treacherous terrain, ferocious dinosaurs, and a massive volcanic eruption that threatens to seal their fate. Throughout their journey, they encounter astonishing sights like floating magnetic rocks, giant mushrooms, and deep blue underground oceans teeming with life. "Journey to the Center of the Earth" combines elements of action, drama, and comedy, as Trevor, Sean, and Hannah not only search for a way back to the surface but also discover the true meaning of family and courage in the face of adversity. It's a compelling tale of exploration, survival, and the endless quest for knowledge.

About This movie

Date Released
Eric Brevig
Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Aníta Briem

Event Details

Event Dates: Feb 19, 2024

Start Time: 12:30 PM

Approximate Finish: 6PM

Meet your guides at the Canmore Cave Tours Office in Canmore (129 Bow Meadows Crescent) and the adventure begins right away with a brief overview of the evening and signing the waiver. You'll watch the first segment of the movie at the office in order to prepare you for what's to come. Collect your caving equipment and then drive in convoy to the cave parking lot (approximately 7 minutes away). All of your caving equipment is provided. Please see the FAQ section for more information on what is provided and what to bring.

The hike to the cave will take approximately 30-40 minutes up a moderately steep mountain trail at a leisurely pace. Once you reach the cave, you will don your equipment and head underground. If you dare.

You will spend approximately 3 hours underground.

Please note: This film is rated PG. The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.

Watching a horror movie in the cave has become an Halloween Tradition

It's a little chilly in there!

Just a reminder that while the cave is likely to be warmer than the outside temperature, it is still only 5 degrees celsius so bundle up. We recommend bringing warm layers like fleece jackets or hoodies and long johns, and a winter hat to wear under the helmet. Bring more than seems reasonable - your guide will help you decide what will work and what won't.

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A Secure Booking Process

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With all of this complete, the next step will be to make your payment, at which point you will be taken off of our website to a secure page hosted by our reservation system. You can tell that the website is secure by the green lock located in the address bar. Please do not send payment information via e-mail or any other digital messaging as we cannot gurantee its safety. If you'd prefer, we can take credit card payment over the phone.

Our Cancellation Policy

For bookings of 8 or fewer we require a minimum of 48 hours notice to cancel. Due to bank processes it may take a few days to a week to see the refund on your account. At the time of cancellation you will receive a confirmation that your reservation (or a portion of your reservation) has been cancelled.

For groups larger than 8 we require a minimum of 14 days notice for cancellation.

Cancellations are subject to a 3% credit card processing fee.

In the event of extreme weather, or due to the unforeseen lack of appropriate staff we may cancel a tour for your safety, at which point we will fully refund your reservation and do everyting in our power to help you find a suitable alternative activity.

4. Sign Waivers

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Liability Waivers

Liability waivers are an unfortunate but necessary part of any adventure activity. We recommend that you take the time before your tour, or even before your reservation, to thoroughly review this legal document.

Anyone participating in a Canmore Cave Tours activity must complete a liability waiver, including minors. In the case of minors, it is very important that a parent or guardian also reads and signs the waiver.

Once you have completed your booking, you will receive a link that will allow you to sign your waiver online. We have included a handy video to explain all of the components of the waiver and to ensure the process goes smoothly. Again, it is recommended to review the waiver prior to making your reservation and if you have any questions please contact us.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum age?

The minimum age for this tour is 12 years.

Is there a maximum size?

Generally speaking, fitness is more of a concern than size. However, all participants must wear a safety harness which has a maximum waist size of 46" (116 cm) and a maximum leg size of 33" (84 cm). If you have any concerns about size please don't hesitate to contact us.

What is included and what should I bring?

We provide all of the necessary caving equipment including coveralls, kneepads, gloves, helmet & headlamp, harness & safety lanyard, and backpack. The backpack will be shared by two people and will not go into the cave.

You will need to bring good footwear, warm clothing, a camera (optional), 1L of water and a pocket-sized, cave-friendly snack. Also, if you will require medication during the tour it is a good idea to bring 2x what you would expect to use, just in case.

Footwear must be closed-toe and should have a sturdy tread. Hiking boots or shoes are best, but a sturdy running shoe will also work. Other options include rubber boots or winter boots (in the winter)

The cave is 5 degrees celsius, so warm clothing is recommended. Imagine what you would wear if you had to spend a few hours in a refrigerator. We recommend long pants, long sleeves, a warm sweater, hoodie or jacket. Synthetic fabrics are best as they will keep you warm even if you get wet.

Any cameras going into the cave will need to fit into your pockets. We do not allow backpacks in the cave. Small point-and-shoot cameras or smart phones are welcome but please keep in mind that the cave environment is not particularly friendly towards electronics. High humidity and dust can damage equipment, and screens can break if you accidentally sit on it. Electronics are brought at your own risk.

Is transportation provided?

No, transportation is not provided. If you do not have your own vehicle we can arrange a taxi to the cave for you at an additional cost. You can use Canmore's public transit to get to our office.

How hard is the tour?

The hike to the cave takes approximately 30-40 minutes and is uphill the whole way on a mountain trail. Most of our guests find this to be the hardest part of the day, but we do take lots of stops along the way to enjoy the scenery.

Once in the cave the pace is quite slow as we maneuver through the passages. This is not a flat walking tour. There are no handrails, walkways or fixed lighting. We climb, crawl, slide and wiggle our way around the cave so it is best to have a moderate level of fitness.Even more important though is your sense of adventure!

Are there rats or bats?

Rat's Nest Cave is named after the nests of Bushy-tailed Wood Rats found in the entrance. This species of super-cute rodents is native to the area and they use the cave as a home due to it's constantly warm temperatures and protection from predators. We rarely see the rats, and if we do there is usually just one.

Bat's are rarely seen at Rat's Nest Cave. The cave is not a hibernaculum (a place where bats hibernate through the winter). We usually only see the occasional bat in the summer as they are passing through the area.

Is this tour suitable for me if I'm pregnant?

Yes, but only up until the end of the first trimester (12 weeks).

It is always advisable to seek advice from your doctor when participating in activities like caving.