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Canmore Caving Explorer Tour provided by Canmore Cave Tours

Canmore Caving Explorer Tour

Canmore Caving Explorer Tour
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$175.08
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Recommended by 99% of travellers
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Free cancellation
Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • 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.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • 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.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 25102P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Expert guide
  • All caving equipment
  • Entry/Admission - Canmore Cave Tours
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
4h 30m
Departure details
  • 129 Bow Meadows Crescent, Canmore, AB T1W 2W8, Canada
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • 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 46" (116 cm) and a maximum leg size of 33" (84 cm)
  • Not recommended for pregnant women beyond their first trimester
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Expert guide
  • All caving equipment
  • Entry/Admission - Canmore Cave Tours
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
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • 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 46" (116 cm) and a maximum leg size of 33" (84 cm)
  • Not recommended for pregnant women beyond their first trimester
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    129 Bow Meadows Crescent
    129 Bow Meadows Crescent, Canmore, AB T1W 2W8, Canada
    See address & details
  • 1
    Canmore Cave Tours
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Visit Rat's Nest Cave, one of the longest caves in Canada!
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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Mark S
4 contributions
From the moment we booked, Lenora communicated with us several times to ensure we were able to join the Tour on short notice. She went above and beyond to include waters and snack bars when we didn’t have an opportunity to pick them up beforehand. Kudos to you Lenora for making this all possible!

Brent (Tour Guide) communicated the pre tour checklist and made sure that all our gear was fitted properly and the shared the tour itinerary in detail. We arrived at the base of the hill and hiked just under 1km to the cave entrance. Our entire family was excited and inquisitive on several topics around the cave and it’s history to which Brent was very helpful and insightful with his knowledge (7 years as a tour guide here). The cave was very challenging but rewarding and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our time (5 hours) with Brent.

If you’re considering this tour, JUST SIGN UP FOR IT! It was well worth the experience and the only questions should be around the health of the participants as it will test you both physically and mentally! My wife and I aren’t in the best of shape so it was definitely a challenge but our Teenage son absolutely loved every second!

This Tour isn’t run by a large assembly line operator, it’s small family-like operation that is very dedicated to providing the best experiences for small groups (6-8 people).

Thank you Lenora & Brent both for a wonderful day on the Canmore Caves Tour!
Written 1 January 2022
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Lisele p
1 contribution
This was mine and my husband's first time cave exploring and it was one of the best experiences of our Alberta Trip. Our guide Max was not only knowledgeable but knew when to take breaks without anyone asking. Max also expertly took us around the cave and showed us cool passageways and was such a pleasure to be around. I highly recommend Canmore Cave tours
Written 8 August 2022
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Alyssa Olson
3 contributions
Couples
This was hands down one of the coolest things I've ever done, and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for some fun and adventure on their vacation. Our tour guide, Alex was absolutely amazing and so much fun. He was SO knowledgeable, and shared all of his wisdom and experience with us on the hike up and in the cave. He made us feel 100% safe, and also ensured it was the best experience possible for us. We had so much rappelling down the cliff, squeezing through the tight spaces, and exploring the cave. The cave formations, bones, and fossils were SO cool, and the history inside the cave was amazing. We got to turn off our headlamps down by the water and just be in complete darkness and listen to the sounds of the cave, and even got to explore the last bit of the cave in the pitch black which was super cool. Everything was optional, and if you didn't feel safe or were uncomfortable, Alex would take you an alternate route. I 100% think we had the most awesome, coolest tour guide and would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Well worth the money for what you get!
Written 3 July 2021
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HJWMM1970
3 contributions
Absolutely wonderful trip! We loved it (although I confess I concerned initially that we may not be fit enough!) Our guide was fantastic - very helpful and knowledgable. He made you feel totally safe and was full of great stories about his experiences and things to see in the cave. I'd never done anything like this before, but would 100% recommend it and do it again!
Written 5 January 2022
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Lauren B
2 contributions
Fantastic experience - I was very nervous as I’m not keen on small spaces but the guide (Annie) was so calm that I was instantly at ease. I learnt a lot about the caves and the surrounding forest which I really enjoyed. I would recommend to any one.
Written 24 June 2022
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Go285307
1 contribution
Great guide service, educational, personalized attention. We were the only two, wife and I, on a cold February AM ( we are from Florida so 3 C was cold to us..warm to locals). The gear was of good quality and John, our guide was very knowledgeable and patient. He had a background in archeology. Strongly recommend this also for families with older children as a true 'adventure tour".
Have been to other more "scenic" caves but those were large with walkways...this one was a true cave with little evidence of human alteration.
Written 18 February 2022
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SteveM
1 contribution
This was an absolute riot! The cave is so raw and beautiful! The tour itself was constantly exciting, challenging and unpredictable. It offers some chances to push your comfort levels as well - which was absolutely worth it.

Max made the whole experience, he is incredibly skilled, passionate, knowledgeable, and makes you feel safe the entire way. And he has quite the chest of stories from the adventures he's been on.

The tour is great for all types of people - from beginners to adventure seekers it's hard not to love.

I can't recommend this tour enough, it's a must-do!
Written 28 January 2022
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zebou
paris17 contributions
We did the Cave Explorer tour as a family member f four, with two adult ‘children’ and loved it! This was the first time we’d been caving and our guide, Sarah, did an excellent job of making everyone feel safe . She was very knowledgeable, and patient, as some parts of the descent (or rather ascent!) were not as easy as expected ! However if you are reasonably fit , with no previous caving experience, like us, then this is an experience not to be missed. Quite a sense of achievement to be sitting 55 mètres below the cave entrance and beautiful rock formations as a reward!
Written 27 July 2022
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Cassandra
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Me and my friends had a AMAZING time with our wonderful guides Katie and Brent. We've never been in a cave before and we felt super safe and secure with our guides. We even tried some cool squeezes which could be scary due to confined space but our guides were calm, cool, and collected and made us feel at ease. Would totally do more cave exploring if given the chance!! Thank you Katie and Brent!!
Written 12 June 2022
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Vanessa K
2 contributions
What a rush! Our guide helped us navigate some tight squeezes and tricky climbs back out of some spots. This all added to the experience. It was challenging for a heavier person like me who does some hiking but doesn't have a lot of upper body strength. Sara was very competent at adding her advice and expertise to make the navigation through the cave system feel safe and fun. If you have been thinking about doing this, well..what are you waiting for? Just the right amount of challenge and adventure.
Written 4 August 2021
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Birthday surprise
Awesome tour, very informative… don’t let the waiver scare you away. Sara our guide was excellent, great knowledge
Kathy B
Kathy B
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Incredible caving adventure!
We spent an incredible day in Rat's Nest Cave with Brent. Although each of us were anxious about different parts of
1bradenbullock
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Amazing experience
Super cool experience! Nice mix of adventure and adrenaline with a cool education on caving as a whole. Our guide w
Michael H
Michael H
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Amazing experience!
Annie was a great guide and gave us lots of time to try extra things that aren't normally part of the tour. Not for
Clear_cut_tree
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Exceeded all expectations
We had the pleasure of spending the day with the most knowledgeable guide Tiffany. She was professional, fun and ma
jasonfD3520XX
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Highlight of the vacation
Found this place online and we'd never done anything like it before. We didn't really know what to expect, but it w
CMartin5775
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Awesome Experience.
The guide was excellent and knowledgeable. The sights in the cave were outstanding. I would recommend this advent
Wuzan
Wuzan
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You’ve GOT to try it!
WOW. Just incredible. The whole thing went above and beyond expectations. Brent was the most incredible guide and s
hurleysabs
hurleysabs
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Best day of our trip
The Rat's Nest cave system was the first time we'd rappelled within a cave. The thrill of the unknown ahead at each
602nicholep
602nicholep
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One amazing day - thank you Brent and Canmore Cave Tours!
Brent, our tour guide, was absolutely amazing! We celebrated our anniversary with an amazing group of people while
52dianed
52dianed
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High Difficulty, Low Fun
It was very challenging and an interesting experience. I gave it 4 stars because our female guide did not provide d
william j
william j
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July First Time Spelunkers
Most fun my two 16 year old girls have ever had! Challenging and exhilarating. I highly recommend to anyone with a
mads1504
mads1504
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Highlight of our trip!
John was a great guide,he joked around with us but made sure we were all safe and comfortable as well. The tour was
colinjV2072HF
colinjV2072HF
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Great!
This was amazing. Took my dad for his 72 birthday and he had so much fun. Felt safe and comfortable the whole our g
360lyndalw
360lyndalw
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Did not disappoint!
Can’t say enough good things about our experience. We were the only ones signed up for the 20m repel at the time sl
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