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Rat's Nest Cave at Canmore Caverns

Address: 129 Bow Meadows Crescent | Unit 202, Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Phone Number: +1 877-317-1178
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Canmore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Canmore Cave Tours operates year-round tours in Rat's Nest Cave, near Canmore, Alberta, Canada. For...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Canmore, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great little tour into the cave.. Even if you are claustrophobic you get over your nerves straight away because the expert guides are so good and love their job. I went with a younger guy that grew up in the area forgot your name sorry. What a great guide and tour. You can really test yourself in the cave but... More 

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Calgary Canada
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28 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Bring a flashlight for all and in winter do not knock over the ice formations. Kids of all ages will love this trip. We had 10 scouts and they really enjoyed it. Inside the cave is really warm compared to outside the cave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Had a great day exploring the Rat's Nest Cave. We were exposed to a full experience, no holding back. It was incredible.

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Kenwood, California
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

this is a nice opportunity to see the underground world for those of you who have not done so. Its an alien place and disorienting for top land dwellers but a good experience. Just wished the cave had more decorations-find those most attractive.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

For some strange and beguiling reason I decided ( with some gentle pressure from my friends and family) to concur my fear of heights and confined spaces by plunging myself deep underground! Well, some may say this is a crazy thing to do and before I met our guide Max I would have had to agree! I told him of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were totally blown away at how awesome our tour was. It was exciting the entire six hour trip- never a full moment and totally satisfied our quest for adventure! We were happy to be there while there was snow on the ground- made the mountain trek to and from the cave even more interesting! Both my boyfriend and I... More 

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Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This cave tour was really great. Our guide Claire was super knowledgeable about the cave and everything in it and had lots of great stories. I felt very comfortable for my first time caving, even through several VERY tight spots we had to crawl through. Going with a little bit smaller group was nice because there wasn't as much waiting... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Before you sign up, ask yourself : am I willing to go through very tight spaces, rappel down a dark cave, get dirty, inhale dust and hold your pee for four hours? You need a little courage and some thirst for adventure for this activity as this is definitely not a sightseeing tour. The group ahead of us had a... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

OK, you don't have to get dirty, but it's much more fun if you go through the squeezes and get a little messy! You get coveralls and gloves for a reason - don't be afraid to use them. Overall it's a very cool experience and highly recommended, but please, please, please don't do it if you aren't in semi-respectable shape... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is no lazy walk in the park. Although I am 60 yrs old I am always ready for new adventures. Hike for 20 minutes up a mountain to the cave entrance then descend, not walk, into Rats Nest Cave. Some snug squeezes and skidding on your bum gradually gets your down 55 metres into the lower part of the... More 

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