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Upana Caves

Head Bay Forest Rd, Gold River, British Columbia, Canada
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Great Adventure

4 caves you can explore. Bring good flashlights as a household one is not great. One of the caves... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Rick M
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Victoria, Canada
Great Day Trip

This was a fantastic day trip for our family of four. We took our two boys 4 and 8 here for the day... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Shantall M
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“gravel road” (4 reviews)
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Head Bay Forest Rd, Gold River, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

4 caves you can explore. Bring good flashlights as a household one is not great. One of the caves if you want to explore it you have to crawl through it .All the cave are damp and wet . Good signs outside all the cave...More

1  Thank Rick M
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

This was a fantastic day trip for our family of four. We took our two boys 4 and 8 here for the day and had a blast exploring the caves. The 4 year old needed a bit of assistance navigating some tricky spots but did...More

2  Thank Shantall M
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Limestone caves on the edge of a steep drop down the Upana canyon. Forest trail winds down the slope thru the trees past waterfall and a number of small caves, ending at the bottom with a large cave. Some steep trail and a long, steep...More

1  Thank Zorq
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

situated on the logging road from Gold River to Tahsis it is pristine site consisting of a series of caves, some large some small but all worth exploring. They are connected by a path through the forest going down the side of a mountain culminating...More

4  Thank Pat B
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

17 km drive on a well maintained gravel road and then a short hike to the caves. Caves for all here, from the experienced caver to children as there is caves you can see through and others that you will need appropriate gear.

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had a bit of time in the Gold River area before flying out to hike... Upana Caves was an excellent way to spend a few hours. The Caves are truly great, and easy to access. The interpretive signs where well done, and easy to...More

Thank Tracy H
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome caves it's a must see better then Horne lake I thought come prepared though head gear gloves boots lights and beware of the 3 inch spiders that crawl around the roof 😵and cave crickets and there's a lot more the 6 caves lots aren't...More

2  Thank Shaun J
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

We visited a small cafe called "Clayworks Cafe & Gallery" for a cup of coffee and the owner Neil Lawrence asked us if we was interested in trekking and looking at some exciting caves and of course we was that, so we went the 20...More

Thank Steen C
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Easy to find the exit from the highway but not easy to find the actual caves since the only sign is painted on a large rock and very misleading. So just you know you have to turn onto the walkway right after the welcoming sign...More

2  Thank Zoltan Zoli B
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nothing greater than exploring accessible caves where it is cool on a hot day. The trail head is located on the right hand side of head bay rd - watch carefully or you can miss the turn off. You don't have to go in all...More

2  Thank clayworks786
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KylaBoucher
27 September 2016|
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Response from Steen C | Reviewed this property |
You can drive up close to the Caves, but the Road is a gravel Road and it is bumby.. We went up there and it was heavy raining and our car was very dirty after the trip but worth it. Hope you will enjoy the Caves.
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