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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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We are huge fans of Canmore Caverns! Since doing our first tour almost 2 years ago, we have found a passion for caving. With Canmore Caverns we have done Adventure Tours in Rat's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We are huge fans of Canmore Caverns! Since doing our first tour almost 2 years ago, we have found a passion for caving. With Canmore Caverns we have done Adventure Tours in Rat's Nest 4 times, taken both Horizonal and Vertical caving courses, and a participated in a fantastic unique tour to Nakimu Cave. All of the Canmore Caverns staff... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Wow! I was expecting a cool experience but this was fantastic! If you don't mind a tight squeeze, it's a must-do if you're ever in the canmore area.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It really deserves to be seen, actually "experienced", as it can only be experienced. The whole process - from hiking to the cave to putting on the equipment to entering the cave to moving through in all three dimensions, be it large galleries or narrow passages, be it walking or crawling or squeezing, to getting out and walking downhill. The... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

If you have a bucket list this is a must....my significant other and myself are always looking for something new and something to push our limits and this was an amazing experience that we can't quit talking about. Calvin was the best guide very encouraging, making sure that we experience the adventure to the fullest. He allowed us to push... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We did the adventure tour so added the rappelling to the mix which was really fun as you can only see what is next to you, so you feel like you are really entering another world. Our guide, Max, had lots of information and has been in the cave for many years, making you feel at ease. It's wonderful being... More 

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Georgetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went through this tour during our visit to Canmore on our honeymoon. We were both blown away by this tour! We are both active people and like to participate in adventurous things... this tour certainly chalenged us physically and mentally. Our guide (Calvin) was amazing and did all the right things to encouage us to push... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We did the adventure cave tour with Calvin in their rats nest cave. It was quite an experience! The 50 foot self rappel at the start of the trip was a highlight in and of itself! The climbing, sliding, scrambling, and marine crawling throughout the cave was incredibly fun and more than we could have hoped for. They also had... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I and our 2 teenage boys went on the adventure tour. Initially I thought it was kinda pricey but it was totally worth every penny!!!! Brent was our guide, who was fantastic by the way!!!! He was very knowledgeable, personable and really clicked with our family. We were lucky enough to be the only ones in our... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My grandson and I were so psyched to do this activity! And I am so proud that I, at age 64 and coming from below sea level just the day before, accomplished this! I give so much credit to our most awesome guide, Steve, whose patience and encouragement cannot be matched. He was so aware of everyone and how they... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was a really fascinating tour. My husband and our adult children enjoyed this adventure with our guide Calvin and all his interesting stories about the nature, mineralogy and the history. We will never forget it!!!

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