Yes, once inside the cave there are no areas to stand up
No, this is a show cave so there are nice pathways and handrails to help you navigate
Yes, that's why we provide knee pads
Not the entire time but you will spend time crawling on hands and knees and scrambling underground
Unfortunately anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The guides cannot take responsibility for minors.
Yes, there will be other adults on the tour
No, all minors must be accompanied by an adult
Yes but our guides charge an extra fee for babysitting
The start times are based on our daily maximum capacity for trips. Cave Tours are dependent on our guide schedules. Not all tours will run daily. We may also be able to accommodate different tour times depending on the size of the group, give us a call! F
Although our tours may not be suitable for everyone there is no experience necessary! A sense of adventure is required though.
No, Canmore Cave Tours has exclusive use of the cave and the responsibility of protecting this Provincial Historic Site
Sure, if you can make the 30 minute, 200 meter elevation gain hike you can visit the cave
Yes, they are all required to enter the cave at least once before taking groups
Yes, every cave guide has an up to date back-country wilderness first aid certificate, and cave rescue training. All guides are equipped with cell phones in case an emergency arises.
Cameras are allowed in the cave but we cannot guarantee their safety. Our recommendation is a smart phone or point and shoot but there is always the possibility they may not survive the experience. After all that, the short answer is 'cameras are welcome
Yes but you might want to limit it to a smartphone or point and shoot as we wouldn't want to see your SLR get ruined by cave dust
Nope our guides are camera-shy
All 3 make up the caver's motto
Take Nothing But Pictures
Leave Nothing But Footprints
Kill Nothing But Time
That's fridge temperature in the cave all year round! Since much of the tour is spent underground we recommend long pants and sleeves as well as a fleece or hoodie to layer under the coveralls.
Rat’s Nest Cave is a constant 5°C (41°F) all year
Rat's Nest Cave temperatures change depending on the season
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