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Canmore Cave Tours

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Address: 129 Bow Meadows Cres | Unit 202, Canmore, Alberta T1W 2W8, Canada
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+1 877-317-1178
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Canmore Cave Tours operates year-round tours in Rat's Nest Cave, near...

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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Lots of fun

If you're looking to get out and have a great adventure you should book with these guys. Had a ton of fun, guide (Ryan) was great, the group we went with were awesome. Tight... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Me1krnricif
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking to get out and have a great adventure you should book with these guys. Had a ton of fun, guide (Ryan) was great, the group we went with were awesome. Tight squeezes, lots of fun. I would do it again in a heart beat!!!!! Not my first cave and it won't be my last

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Thank Me1krnricif
CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! So glad you enjoyed the tour. We appreciate your recommendations. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So, I thought I'd be repelled into a dark blown out cavernous cave and walk around a bit pointing out things and crawling through some spaces for a photo op. Not at all. This is very physically demanding, crawling, climbing ans squeezing your way to get through from one small dusty space to another small dusty space. Don't get me... More 

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Thank Alisa S
CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this review

Hi Alisa - thank you for sharing your experience! You are correct that this is not a passive activity. We are a wilderness cave so no paved pathways, handrails or artificial lighting. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the experience and challenged yourself. We appreciate your recommendation! More 

Red Deer, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ryan, took us on a great tour of the rats nest cave , informative trip a true test for a beginner not to hard and really fun.

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CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing! We'll make sure Ryan sees your comments. More 

Athabasca, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This experience was one of a kind. It was so unique to explore below the surface in a cave. The trek up the mountain to enter the cave was great and the whole cave experience was top notch. It was creepy, exciting and a great time. The rappelling, crawling and sitting in absolute darkness are definitely not going to be... More 

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CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this review

Hi bushwacker1969 - Thank you for your review! We always appreciate hearing about the experience of our guests. We love that you’ve taken away great memories and a souvenir water bottle! Is the part about taking the headlamp a test to see if we read our reviews? Well, we do! Perhaps this is a typo but if by chance you... More 

Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancé and I signed up for the tour because he had always wanted to experience caving. We had no idea how challenging and interesting it was really going to be. We were able to see the grotto and rappel for the first time. We had a blast but I do not recommend for people who do not like very... More 

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CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing Chelsey! We always love hearing that our tour was more than expected. More 

Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the cave tour on a very chilly January day. It was amazing!! Max & Claire were great guides - informative & fun!! Perfect adventure & challenge for the whole group. And Lenora was very helpful with providing information ahead of time for our group!

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CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this review

Hi R D - Chilly days in the cave are the best! The cave stays a constant 5° C year round so it's a great place to warm up in the winter and cool down in the summer. We appreciate hearing that your family enjoyed themselves. We will be sure Max, Claire and Lenora see your kind comments. More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time with out guide Max on the Adventure Tour. Max was very professional, knowledgeable and a great guide for our first caving experience. Recommend it highly. Was a great addition to our ski vacation and gave us a chance to see the mountains from the inside.

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CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this review

You certainly do get a different perspective on the mountains from the inside! Thank you for sharing your experience, we appreciate your recommendation. We are honoured to have hosted you on your first cave experience. Nice to hear Max was a great fit with your group. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with the family 2 adults and 3 kids (9, 12, & 14) August 2013. this was something we decided to do as we've never had the chance to experience anything like this before. The kids loved it too. When we all had a chance to turn off our lights, you truly experience complete darkness. It was a "comfortable cool"... More 

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CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this review

Hi Jamie, Thanks for your review! It looks like you might have visited a few years ago. Although we are a great family activity our minimum age for children is 10 on the Explorer Tour and 12 on the Adventure Tour. We have made this change for many reasons but number one is safety. We appreciate hearing about your experience!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a ton of fun on a - 25 day in December - I was a bit skeptical but the caves were a cozy 5 degrees and it was a cool way to spend the morning. Our guide was Ryan and he was knowledgeable, helpful, and charming! Thanks for a fun day!

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CaveTours, Admin Support at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this review

We love when people use the word unique to describe us :) Cozy is the perfect word for how the cave feels on a very chilly winter day. Thanks for joining us on a trip, we will be sure Ryan sees your positive comments! More 

Canmore, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

he puts a gate there to have the monopoly , not fear !!!!!! canada , very disappointed on the way you doing business .

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Adam W, Owner at Canmore Cave Tours, responded to this review

Hello ambuehla, Rat's Nest Cave was recognized by the Province of Alberta as a Provincial Historic Resource in 1987 due to its archaeological significance, and as such access to the cave is restricted. The cave gate was installed by the landowner shortly thereafter in order to regulate access to the cave. Canmore Cave Tours manages access to the cave for... More 

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