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Canmore Cave Tours

129 Bow Meadows Cres | Unit 202, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W8, Canada
+1 877-317-1178
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Adventure Underground!!

My husband and I decided to step out of our comfort zone and went on the Canmore Cave Adventure... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
traceyrene
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Houston, Texas
amazing!

myself and my husband did the adventure tour this past weekend. I am not a fan of heights of super... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Jenny H
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Newfoundland, Canada
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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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  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
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“tight squeezes” (44 reviews)
“laundry chute” (35 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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129 Bow Meadows Cres | Unit 202, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W8, Canada

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

My husband and I decided to step out of our comfort zone and went on the Canmore Cave Adventure Tour. The mention of rappelling down into the cave got us interested right away! It was a demanding experience, but doable. My husband and I are...More

1  Thank traceyrene
Reviewed 23 October 2017

myself and my husband did the adventure tour this past weekend. I am not a fan of heights of super small places but i really loved this tour. Our guide Tiffany was really fabulous and cheered me on as i did the Laundry Chute! The...More

Thank Jenny H
CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks for your review Jenny - we love to hear how you challenged yourself. It sounds like if Tiffany ever gives up guiding maybe she could be a cheerleader ;) We'll be sure she sees your kind comments!

Reviewed 21 October 2017

We underestimated how unique this experience would be. For two people who had never been caving before, our guide, Cameron was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. The best thing was he let you get on with navigating the the various tricky parts of the caves without...More

3  Thank kshiani
CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thanks for your recommendation kshiani! Unique is certainly a good choice of words for our tours.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

I was not overly impressed by this cave nor the tour. The trail head was not overtly easy to find (look for a bend in the road upon cresting a hill) Linda was friendly and personable but relied heavily on her cue cards and her...More

1  Thank tj2010
CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hi tj2010, We truly appreciate your feedback, we are always looking for ways to improve our guest experience. Would you be interested in speaking with our owner directly and sharing your thoughts on how we can offer a better experience for the Discovery Tour? It's...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great experience.....imagine 10 kids at the age of 10-11 going into the cave together! Our two guides handled everything with patience and the necessary authority to keep everything together and everyone save. I am a big guy but our guides gave me the confidence to...More

1  Thank Thomas K
CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Thomas, Thank you for sharing your experience. The cave is a great place for kids. They can have fun AND learn something at the same time! We love to hear that you almost felt like a kid again yourself while you crawled through all...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Since I had a cold, unfortunately, I changed the 6hr tour to 4hr course. Cave tour was very different with observing tourist cave where I've been. I recommend!More

Thank Sangil L
CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

You are correct Sangil, we are not a show cave. Even with the 4 hour trip you are able to experience the crawling, sliding and scrambling deep underground. Hope that cold has passed! We truly appreciate your recommendation. Thank you for sharing it with us...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Ryan and Christina were superb guides. The tour was a really cool adventure, Highly recommend!! You might get a bit peckish so eat beforehand!

Thank TommyB123454321
CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Great advice Tommy! Caving does work up an appetite :)

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We did this tour on a whim because a huge snowfall put a damper on our plans for hiking. I was expecting a leisurely jaunt through some large caverns. I was not expecting crawling, squeezing, total dark, 55m beneath the surface. Did I have a...More

1  Thank Greg G
CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks for your honesty Greg! We are glad to be a 'once in a lifetime' adventure for some of our guests. You make an excellent point about the cave being a great spot to take refuge during inclement weather. It's a constant 5 Celsius underground...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017

If your in the area, the 6hr tour is a must do for those who are adventurous. They provide all you'll need for your caving adventure w/ exception of your hiking boots. Be prepared for a beautiful up hill hike to the cave entrance, repell...More

Thank apb527
CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks for your recommendation apb527!

Reviewed 1 October 2017

Absolutely had a blast with this! We (a group of four) did the adventure tour and loved every minute. The cave is beautiful and left pretty well undeveloped. Being able to explore it through rappelling, squeezes, and scrambling is great. If you're coming through Canmore,...More

Thank mshinnenkamp
CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thanks mshinnenkamp. We love to hear that your group had a great experience. We appreciate your recommendation to fellow travellers!

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Fribble717
3 December 2017|
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Response from BVDowell | Reviewed this property |
He would probably have to choose which ones he went through - I weigh 132 & some were VERY tight.....
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littletimma
28 September 2017|
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Response from Kimberley H | Reviewed this property |
Great question. There are toilets at the office so make sure you go there. There's then two areas on the hike where you can go - it it outdoors and there's no toilet so girls, take toilet paper! In the cave there's nowhere... More
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Hajir a
4 August 2017|
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Response from Adam W | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! We have three different tour options, all with different age limitations. The Adventure Tour has a minimum age of 12, the Explorer Tour minimum age is 10, and the Discovery Hike (because it is a... More
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