Guided tour

Canmore: Cave Explorer Tour

Activity provider: Canmore Cave Tours

Canmore: Cave Explorer Tour

Activity provider: Canmore Cave Tours
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From US$ 108.73 per person

Enjoy an exciting 4.5-hour cave tour in Canmore with a local guide. Be introduced to this amazing underground world as you explore ancient cave formations.

About this activity

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Feel the rush of underground cave exploration with a local guide
  • Learn how caves are formed and the geologic history of the area
  • Be immersed in ancient history as you are taught about fossils
  • Climb, crawl, squeeze, and slide your way through stunning caves
Full description

Enjoy a great activity for families, large groups, and team building on this half-day cave exploration with an expert guide. Partake in a truly unforgettable day as you marvel at the inside of ancient cave formations.

Start your day by meeting your guide at the local partner's address. Sign your waiver and collect your caving equipment before setting off in a convoy for a 10 minute drive to the tour destination. When you arrive, pack up your caving gear and enjoy a 30 minute hike up a picturesque mountain trail to the cave entrance. Along the trail, your guide will share with you some of the incredible history of the Bow Valley. Discuss how caves are formed, the geologic history of the area, discover and examine some local fossils, and much more. Make sure to keep an eye out for bighorn sheep and maybe even signs of bears or cougars.

Inside the cave you’ll get to climb, crawl, wiggle, and slide your way through water-worn passages. Your route through the cave will include "the Box”, the Five Way Chamber, the Grand Gallery and finally, the Grotto. This beautiful room is the lowest point on the tour, but also one of the highlights with its crystal clear pool and walls covered in stalactites and stalagmites.

Includes
  • Caving equipment including coveralls, kneepads, gloves, helmet, headlamp, harness, safety lanyard, and a backpack (the backpack will be shared by two people and will not go into the cave)
  • Transportation to or from the tour location
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People with low level of fitness
  • People over 280 lbs (127 kg)

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in the office located in the front corner of the building. There is also private parking available on site.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Clothes that can get dirty
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Personal medication
  • Closed-toe shoes
  • Your own vehicle

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Intoxication
  • Professional cameras
  • Bikes
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Littering
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Baby carriages
  • Feeding animals
  • Touching animals
  • Bare feet

Know before you go

  • Tours operate in all weather conditions
  • The trail to the cave has a 200-meter gain in elevation over approximately 1 km
  • This is a wilderness activity hiking up steep mountain terrain with scrambling and sliding inside the cave
  • There are no paved paths, groomed trails, pre-light spaces, stairs, or handrails
Customer reviews

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An experience full with adventure and awe. It was an amazing experience, Max was our guide, was filled knowledge. Was awesome!!!

May 25, 2022

Product ID: 412484