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Canmore Caving Adventure Tour provided by Canmore Cave Tours

Canmore Caving Adventure Tour

Canmore Caving Adventure Tour
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Tour snapshot
Use provided safety gear for a fun, secure day of exploring
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Rappel into Rat’s Nest Cave for a day of adventurous exploring, then crawl, climb, slide, and squeeze through an underground maze on your way to a beautiful grotto pool. Travel with an experienced caving guide, which means you don't need caving experience to go deep underground, seeking out places that few visitors reach.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Learn about Canmore’s natural history during a short hike
  • Practice a variety of caving skills with help from an expert
  • Group size is limited to eight for individualized attention from the guide
What to expect
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Highlights
  • Learn about Canmore’s natural history during a short hike
  • Practice a variety of caving skills with help from an expert
  • Group size is limited to eight for individualized attention from the guide
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 25102P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Expert guide
  • All caving equipment
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (can be arranged via taxi with advance notice)
  • Transportation to/from attractions (transportation can be arranged via taxi with advance notice)
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • 129 Bow Meadows Crescent, Canmore, AB T1W 2W8, Canada
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum numbers apply (minimum 2). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Caving is a moderately strenuous activity. Guests should be prepared to hike uphill for 30-40 minutes on a mountain trail, in addition to climbing, crawling, squeezing, and sliding through the cave. All participants must wear a helmet as well as a safety harness which has a maximum waist size of 45" (114 cm) and a maximum leg size of 33" (84 cm)
  • Not recommended for pregnant women beyond their first trimester
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Expert guide
  • All caving equipment
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (can be arranged via taxi with advance notice)
  • Transportation to/from attractions (transportation can be arranged via taxi with advance notice)
Departure details
  • 129 Bow Meadows Crescent, Canmore, AB T1W 2W8, Canada
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum numbers apply (minimum 2). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Caving is a moderately strenuous activity. Guests should be prepared to hike uphill for 30-40 minutes on a mountain trail, in addition to climbing, crawling, squeezing, and sliding through the cave. All participants must wear a helmet as well as a safety harness which has a maximum waist size of 45" (114 cm) and a maximum leg size of 33" (84 cm)
  • Not recommended for pregnant women beyond their first trimester
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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RUSS
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
Caving is an activity that is not for everyone, but if you decide to go I strongly recommend the 6 hour adventure tour. The cave guide is extremely helpful, kind and knowledgeable. I completely lost all sense of direction in the cave but the guide knew exactly where we were at all times. The management is very responsive to your questions and it is very easy to make a booking with them. In the adventure tour you get to repel and see many different parts of the cave. Even in winter the cave is still warm and the temperature within is reasonable.
Written November 26, 2021
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Samolivier
Edmonton, Canada9 contributions
The Adventure Tour was amazing! Max, our tour guide was absolutely phenomenal. He made everyone feel welcome and comfortable even in the most challenging parts of the tour. This is by far one of the most amazing tours I have ever done, and kudos to Max for making this experience so memorable. His vibrant passion, extensive knowledge, utmost confidence/trust and continued encouragement throughout the tour took the entire experience to the next level. I will tell everyone I know about this tour and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to experience the Canadian Rocky Mountains in a very unique and thrilling way.

Sincerely,

Sam
Written November 11, 2021
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Jewels C
7 contributions
My husband and I were a little nervous about fitting in all the tight spaces but Alex made everyone feel really safe and comfortable. Sitting in the dark listening to underground water is an amazing experience. The trip does require moderate physical strength and exertion. Definitely worth it.
Written August 30, 2021
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Deaner
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
Shy was our cave guide, she was absolutely awesome, very knowledgeable about the area and all things about the mountains and the cave system. My wife and I went with 6 other people (strangers), we all became quick friends and it made the caving experience that much betters. The tour was 6 hrs long and included some very tight squeeze challenges, some were optional. It all was very neat. The most interesting spot was located at the very bottom in the gallery and the pools below. Again, Shy kept things interesting by providing lots of neat facts about the cave and its history throughout.
We are from Manitoba, and plan on doing this again in a couple years once our kids are of age to be able to attend the tour. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for something different and adventurous.
Written October 29, 2021
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Cara M
Canmore, Canada10 contributions
Jun 2021
Incredible experience with guides Max and Alex! I did the Adventure tour on a super hot summer day and it was perfect temperature in the Cave (5°C) and a relief from the smoke. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting a adventurous and fun tour that requires a good level of fitness. A little nerve racking but each tight squeeze opens into an area you can sit or stand up in so that puts your mind at ease.
Written July 28, 2021
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Roxygiro
Regina, Canada2 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
This experience is one of a kind! You might think you have some kind of an idea of what you are about to do, but it is 10 times more intense than that! The waiver you sign to participate in this tour is terrifying, be warned! Overall it was quite safe, but some risks are involved inside the cave and I can't say I felt safe 100% of the time while inside. WEAR good shoes with good grip that are not overly bulky, you will need to be able to secure footing on small stone ledges inside the cave in order to descend and climb. We wore cross trainer running shoes which were adequate. (Ice crampons were provided for winter climbing on snow covered and icy trail climb) The hike to the entrance is fairly substantial and steep (180 metres) If you are not reasonably fit, you will have a hard time with the climb. (I am a 51 year old female and reasonably active and I struggled significantly) Make SURE you have had something to eat before climbing the trail and take a protein bar to eat prior to going into the cave. If you have a hydro pack, take it. No water bottles or food allowed in the cave. If you are a large person, tall and bulky, some of the tight squeezes in the cave will be a challenge for you. Be prepared to be in the cave, underground for about 2.5 - 3 hours. We went in winter and wore hoodies and provided overalls and were warm inside the cave (constant cave temp year round is about 5°) Inside the cave is also quite physical and requires good arm strength to repel down and back out of the cave. If you are claustrophobic, this WILL be intimidating as there are many small spaces to squeeze through and many holes to descend into. You will be very deep underground (245 metres) and the cave is dark and damp at the bottom. It is called "Rat's Nest Cave" for a reason, you will mostly likely see the rat that inhabits this cave (it is about the size of a small cat) and many rat droppings in the cave. At one point in the cave you will be in complete darkness like you have probably never experienced before. We also did a deprivation crawl/climb in darkness which was intimidating. At the bottom, in complete silence you will listen in darkness to the sound of the water dripping in the cavern and appreciate what this experience means. It is a bucket list item for sure! Unreal and unforgettable!
Written February 7, 2021
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WeeDaveR
Barrie, Canada3 contributions
Oct 2020
Highly recommended! Our interpretive guide, John, was absolutely fantastic, sharing so many interesting facts about wildlife, the environment, and cave-related items. The caving experience was tremendous - challenging at times but extremely rewarding. Safety was stressed throughout the activity. Masks were worn since physical distancing could not be maintained once inside the cave.
Written November 4, 2020
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Cassandra Amaris
8 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
My husband and I were on our honeymoon when we did the adventure tour. We honestly had such a great time. I had told myself for 16 years I’d never go in a cave prior to doing the tour, and I left afterwards feeling totally exhilarated. Our guide John was truly excellent, extremely knowledgeable and he really made sure everyone was safe and informed during the tour - but he kept us moving and challenged ..which was perfect. You can tell he absolutely loves what he does and has a wonderful attitude that makes the tour all the more fun and interesting. If you are thinking about whether or not you should go, just do it! You won’t regret it and will surely grow from the experience too
Written May 8, 2022
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Twoolys
2 contributions
Aug 2020
The adventure itself is cool. Nice hike up to the cave entry. Everyone's gear was a good size and easy to manage with a little direction. There were moments of discomfort in the cave for sure (small spaces, tight squeezes, a bump or bruise here, maybe a bit of a tough scramble up for some), but that's to be expected and is part of the fun. Overall, a great option for something different if you've done lots of hiking/biking/paddleboarding in the area already.

But the BEST PART of our excursion was our guide, John "Boots". Such a friendly guy. He was super knowledgeable about the surroundings (flora, fauna, whatever) even on the hike up to the cave. He was calm, shared all the what-to-do's, answered every question, and the cherry on top was his sense of humour. While he handled his job seriously, he was also really entertaining as a story-teller (even the ones he made up) and as a guide who wanted us 4 adults and 2 teens to enjoy the day.
Written August 7, 2020
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Sarah L
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
My husband and I toured with John and it was the best possible experience we could have asked for. John was highly knowledgeable about the cave, plants, and animals along the hike and was able to answer any questions we had. It was clear that he was putting his guests first and was consistently checking in on us and ensuring we felt safe and were having fun. We absolutely loved this tour!
Written September 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Highly recommend!
A highlight of our trip! Jon was so calm and patient with us. Everyone was so friendly and experienced. We felt s
laurenbP7723KX
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Fantastic experience
Fantastic experience - I was very nervous as I’m not keen on small spaces but the guide (Annie) was so calm that I
sorubs
sorubs
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Amazing Experience
I had an AMAZING time during our explorer tour with Tiffany. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic which alle
cassandramelo9
cassandramelo9
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AMAZING GUIDES!!!
Me and my friends had a AMAZING time with our wonderful guides Katie and Brent. We've never been in a cave before a
goobfellow
goobfellow
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Exceedingly Novel
Took a bachelor party here and everyone was absolutely raving about it afterwards. We did a lot that day but this w
shaelaann16
shaelaann16
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Amazing experience!
I loved exploring the caves, and the hike to and from the cave was beautiful! Our guide John was extremely knowledg
BrendaV696
BrendaV696
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Fantastic tour, great staff
Fantastic experience, well worth the cost , our guide was exceptional ! Very knowledgeable staff that ensure safety
Zsuzsi G
Zsuzsi G
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Enjoy the silence
I had some caving experience from abroad, and have to tell that this adventure was fun, safe, well planned, profess
Wundergoes
Wundergoes
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Very cool experience
It is such a fun experience! Definitely something everyone should do while they’re in Canmore. I enjoyed every seco
jamiefH17IY
jamiefH17IY
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So cool.
I don’t think we have anything like this in Texas. A perfect way to explore the local area, learn a bit of history
hjc875
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A 'wild' experience that is FUN!
Absolutely awesome! The 'tour' is probably more adventurous than one may imagine initially, but guaranteed: anyone
Kristinlemon
Kristinlemon
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Awesome family mountain adventure
This was an adventure that the whole family loved! Our guide was incredible, he challenged everyone in just the ri
cswiwchar
cswiwchar
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Awesome!
Great experience! Wonderful interpretive guide! Worth every penny. If you’re ever wanted to explore a cave this is
maestrojuve1897
maestrojuve1897
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Awesome time Caving in Canmore
It was amazing! We’ve never done something like this and didn’t know what to expect. It exceeded what I thought it
jseto10
jseto10
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Amazing tour in all aspects
Every part of the tour added to the experience, from the breathtaking hike to the cave, to taking photos dressed up
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