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“Upana Caves”
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Upana Caves
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Peachland, BC
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2 reviews
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“Upana Caves”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Upana Caves would be a great site to explore if the caves were better marked. We found the site map confusing since distances were hard to judge and the signage was missing on the trails. The caves themselves are relatively small, but interesting - especially if you do not mind scooting on your bottom.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank PicTourist
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Gold River, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Upana Caves”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

always an awesome trip. 17 km from Gold River on a logging road, but undeveloped, other than the trail down and totally accessible for most family members.

Visited August 2012
1 Thank strevis
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Corpus Christi
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2012

This is by far one of the best non-tourist-y caves I've been in. It is quite a large system with water running through it and many entrances. We found this cave system to be quite fun to traverse and entertaining to be in. Highly recommended for all.

The last time I was here the wooden stairway leading to the main entrance was unsafe and marked off (we ignored it) but that has probably been fixed by now.

Visited June 2011
1 Thank Kerwin V
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Vancouver B.C.
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82 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Awsome sidetrip if you are going to gold river, great for kids and kids at heart”
Reviewed July 20, 2011

This was a total hidden gem, i used bicycle helmets and simple flashlights, there was a cool underwater pool and some really neat formations. Loved it.

It was easy going and simple to find and follow. Must do if you are in area, more of a sidetrip than a destination spot.

Visited August 2010
2 Thank Adam_Laura
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Sechelt, BC
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59 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“So Much Fun”
Reviewed July 4, 2011

We visited the caves with our 5 year old daughter and had a great time. We had read about the caves in several tourism publications. We arrived at the caves before lunch and spent several hours exploring the caves. The caves are remote so come prepared - flashlight, boots, helmet, clothes that can get dirty (dress warmly and in layers). You will be required to do some "duck walking" and scrambling over boulders. The main cave is fascinating you begin in a large cavern but after duck walking in an approx. 3.5 foot high tunnel you walk in to another large cavern behind a waterfall. Another trail takes you down steep stairs to a large waterfall. You can explore behind the waterfall. Our entire experience felt like being in the movie Goonies. You will most likely have the entire place to yourself.

- the gravel road from Gold River is in excellent condition. Except when there is snow any vehicle can make this drive. The turnoff and location is well marked.
- there is a map available at tourist information centres. We had been planning to pick one up at the Gold River Info Centre but thankfully had picked one up in Campbell River as the Gold River Info Centre was closed. The Gold River Info Centre is only open weekends until July and August.
- each person in your travel party should have their own flashlight.
- it would be helpful if each cave had a name in front of it to help figure out where you are on the map. But at the same time without names it adds to the feeling of being an explorer.

This is a must if you enjoy the outdoors, don't mind getting dirty, and are in the Gold River area.

Visited July 2011
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