Canmore Cave Tours
Canmore Cave Tours
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Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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Liz M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
This is a must do activity. Our guide was excellent. It is about a half hour hike up the mountain to get to the cave entrance; however, our guide was very accommodating in stopping for less active people to get their breath. These caves are quite deep and what I really enjoyed was the creativity employed by our guide to make this experience more than just hiking in and around the caves. At one point, he had all of us turn off our lights and crawl in the dark. I liked the way he assessed our groups physical abilities to see what we could handle. Going through the chute and crawling through some small places was a memorable experience. If a person couldn't do this, there were alternatives making this experience possible for most people. I enjoyed the longer cave experience because we were able to do some rope repelling. It was worth the money we spent on this adventure. I will be returning with other family members when they come to visit.
Written November 11, 2020
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GXEJoe
Brampton, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
This was a once in a lifetime experience, with our guide Hyun Ho making it truly special!

Admittedly, this was no cakewalk, but all the effort put into this caving experience was really satisfying, especially when you were made to feel safe and confident with nothing but positive encouragement from your guide (thanks Hyun Ho!!!).

I would not hesitate to recommend Canmore Cave Tours.

Fantastic job!
Written July 22, 2020
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DANIELLE L
Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Friends
I usually like the tops of the mountains but I discovered the beauty underneath!
This tour was so much fun. They provided all the physical equipment and provided the positive energy for an amazing experience. They were aware of everyone's tolerance for closed spaces and gave us options accordingly!!! They challenged us just enough and Max was an interesting and thoughtful guide. Sharing his knowledge and his amazing stories!!! Everyone needs to discover the earth from the inside!
Written November 1, 2020
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SZN
Mississauga, Canada25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
We had absolutely the most amazing experience at Rats Nest Caves. We opted for the longer your. During the experience, we hiked up 20 mins, rappelled a 20-30m opening deep into the caves, slid, squeezed, and roped our way through various openings and crevices, and a lot more. All of us, including my wife, 20 year old daughter and 14 yo twin boys, had the most amazing experience of our lives. There was no time at which we felt scared etc. The guide was absolutely fantastic, and 100% knew what he was doing. Safety was above and beyond. There are ropes tied at all the steeper parts of the cave to help you with the ups and downs.

Unless you're claustrophobic, this is an activity not to be missed. Be ready to use all your muscles and joints to their fullest. And come back out with lots of bragging rights. Def do the longer tour if you can, not the shorter one.
Written August 1, 2021
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TravelHalfling
Canada33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We did a 10:15 adventure tour and it was so much fun. Our guide Annie was very nice and very knowledgeable. Our hike up to the cave was a little harder than normal due to a lot of ice. I was a little worried we would be too tired before we even started but once you are in the cave it is more about strength than cardio so it was a good mix. They are not kidding though about getting proper shoes. A gentleman from another family on our tour had insufficient runners and he struggled on the ice on the trail and in the cave at times. My partner and I are not in the best shape but we were able to do the whole thing. That being said the last part of the tour when we were climbing back out was starting to push the limit of the strength in our arms and legs. Overall, we were thrilled with the day and would say it is absolutely worth the cost.
Written March 20, 2020
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Matt F
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful time with John on the adventure tour. John's calm and friendly demeanor was perfect for putting nerves at ease and his cool confidence and experience was evident all the the tour as we squeezed, crawled and rappelled in the cave. It was a once in a lifetime experience and we would recommend to any of our friends and family who want to add some adventure to their lives.
Written April 24, 2023
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Mark K
Edmonton, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
We took my three teenaged boys, aged 13-17 on this adventure and all 5 of us loved it. We were a bit uncertain of some of the squeezes before the trip, but once inside the cave we were up for anything. Turns out we handled them just fine with some encouragement from our awesome guide Max. He definitely helped make the adventure as great as it was. The hardest part turned out to be the hike up to the cave entrance. But Max read our group and took rest breaks whenever he noticed we need one.

I like to take my kids to do things that are memorable. Activities they’ll talk about their whole lives. This is surely one of those adventures. Highly recommend!
Written July 10, 2020
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Mike M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
My wife and I went along with my daughter (early 20s) and her boyfriend. We weren't sure what to expect but it turned out to be a lot of fun and something truly unique when visiting Canmore. Be prepared to do some twisting and turning. Our guide, John, was both knowledgeable and relaxed. He also placed a lot emphasis on safety. All is all, well worth the trip and highly recommended!
Written April 3, 2023
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Sherdear
Edmonton3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This was my first time venturing into the Rats Nest Cave. We booked the Adventure tour and it was SO FUN! Our guide Calvin was funny, informative and he kept us safe. It really was the highlight of our trip to Canmore. I can't wait to do it again. Thank you for an amazing tour!
Written July 13, 2020
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Lindsey M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
We took our whole family on a Solitude Tour for our youngest's 10th birthday. We do a lot of outdoor activities, but had never been caving. It was fabulous. Our guides, John & Will were friendly & knowledgeable, setting a great tone from start to finish. We loved the rappel, the squeezes, admiring the flow stone... all of it!
Written June 1, 2021
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