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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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A real life "choose your own adventure"!

Due to the multiple routes through the caves, you can choose how adventurous to be, bypassing the tighter more intense portions if you choose. They didn't push anyone to try to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Due to the multiple routes through the caves, you can choose how adventurous to be, bypassing the tighter more intense portions if you choose. They didn't push anyone to try to squeeze through anything they didn't want to. The gear/coveralls were in great shape. The guide was very knowledgeable and funny. Totally worth the trip/money.

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Banff, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Had a great day doing the Adventure Tour. It was challenging and at times way out of my comfort zone, but our guide Chris was very nice and skilled so I totally trusted him and enjoyed every minute! Also I'm not very athletic, but it was all doable!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

April 14, 2015 My wife and I were driving through Canmore, Alberta and popped into the information center. I had one look at the cave expedition brochure... I was sold! I called the front desk, they informed me that we missed the expedition for that day. She [sorry I forgot your name :( ] asked if we wanted to book... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our guide was great at entertaining (very funny and also had good info about the history of the mountain, fossils we found, the cave, etc.). He also had a good way of knowing each persons capabilities and comfort levels in the cave. He did well at *encouraging* people to try difficult parts of the cave but didn't pass the line... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband and I went in with one other couple (Chris was our guide). We had decided to do the adventure tour that has repelling and it's longer and we had a blast. The hardest part for me was the hike up to the cave because I have asthma but the guides take it slow and easy... Also you can... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's so wonderful to take a day trip and escape into another universe. I felt like a kid all over again, but instead of having an adventure in a cardboard box like a 3-year-old, it was 'way cooler' in the cave! I did the tour with my little cousin and it was a great bonding experience for the both of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Had a great time taking the adventurer trip on Friday, April 3rd. The entire team was very skilled and really knew their stuff. A real highlight of my daughter's trip to Banff!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My friends and I (10 of us) did the adventurer tour on April 4, 2015 and I gotta say each one of just loved it. The hike to the cave is quick and easy and the guides prep you really well before you go into the cave. We were with Calvin and Eli and they were both very fun and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My daughter (11) and I did the explorer tour and had Diana as our guide. The previous write-ups and information on their website was precise! They provided all the equipment needed, however I would highly recommend a good quality pair of hiking shoes as the cave can be slippery in places and our runners had a hard time gripping at... More 

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Drayton Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We did the adventurer's tour, and it was unreal! A little bit claustrophobia-inducing at times (I'm talking to you, Laundry Chute!) but just remind yourself that thousands of people have made it through all of it without a hitch and you'll be fine! Great guides, got a couple geology and biology lessons along the way, all in all an amazing... More 

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