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Rat's Nest Cave at Canmore Caverns

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Address: 129 Bow Meadows Crescent | Unit 202, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-317-1178
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Description: Canmore Cave Tours operates year-round tours in Rat's Nest Cave, near...
Canmore Cave Tours operates year-round tours in Rat's Nest Cave, near Canmore, Alberta, Canada. For those seeking as much excitement as possible, including squeezes, rappels, and other adrenaline-inducing activities we offer a 6-hour "Adventure Tour". For those just looking to sample what the cave has to offer, or those with less time, we offer a 4.5 hour "Explorer Tour". We can offer these tours year-round, in any weather because the cave is a constant 5 degrees Celsius, a comfortable temperature any time of the year.
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Fantastic Trip

Our guide, Calvin was fun, knowledgeable and very encouraging. We had a great tour, and ended with such a feeling of accomplishment. We were in the cave about 4 hours. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Our guide, Calvin was fun, knowledgeable and very encouraging. We had a great tour, and ended with such a feeling of accomplishment. We were in the cave about 4 hours. The rappel was a lot of fun. Turning off the lights and then crawling for a while in the dark was exhilarating. The squeezes were a challenge. I highly recommend... More 

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Calgary, Canada
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Overall I do not recommend this place if you're allergic to dust or claustrophobic or unless you're physically pretty fit or active or have a confident in your physical strength and can do some extreme sports activities because this cave is full of/filled with dust, so as soon as getting in to the cave, you'll see tons of dust in... More 

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Calgary, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was my second time exploring Rats Nest Cave and the trip was better than the first. We were on the adventure tour and there were lots of squeezes to make it tough but enjoyable. the rappelling in the dark is a hoot (and you are not bothered by the height as you cannot see the bottom). At one point,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and I, plus 2 teenage kids did the Exporer tour yesterday. Everyone was a little nervous, and I was pretty unpopular for booking something no-one really wanted to do. However, the tour turned out to be a resounding success. Max was full of uselfull and informative information about the local area, fossils, and caving. He is clearly an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Quite the experience! The guides are very knowledgable and make this trip a pleasurable one. I would do this again in a heart beat.

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Me and my wife were on a roadtrip for our honeymoon earlier this year. We ended up doing the traveller's tour at Rat's Nest. Found out about this activity right here on TripAdvisor. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is looking for thrills.

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Attended the Adventure Tour with my girlfriend. Our tour guide was incredibly knowledgeable and fun. Our group consisted of three couples, which was a nice size. It was our first time caving and we felt very comfortable with the pace. Definitely something "different" to do other than the usual hiking, sightseeing, and hot springs. The repelling was thrilling as was... More 

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Moose Jaw, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This tour was fantastic and our guide, Chris, was the best! Definately worth it: so much fun! Would go again for sure.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We took the Adventure Tour on the first full day of our vacation and all of us agreed that was the highlight of our 10 day trip! Our guide, Steve, was extremely patient with me and looked out for me as I was concerned about my ability to participate. He helped me through and gave our family memories that will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Highly recommended tour. Our guide Max was kind and knowledgeable. It was fun and definitely one of kind experience. There is for sure so much fun inside of beautiful Rockies!

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Address: 129 Bow Meadows Crescent | Unit 202, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-317-1178
Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Kananaskis Country  >  Canmore

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