- 4 hours in underground caves
- 18 metre rappel into a big dark cavern lit only by your headlamp
- 55 metres of elevation below the entrance is your destination before returning via another route
It is always 5 degrees Celsius in the cave but the mountain regions of Alberta experiences long harsh winters and brilliant summers. Both seasons have unpredictable weather and snow can fall even in the summer months therefore cold weather precautions should be taken any time of the year.
• The cave tours are offered all year long. In the summer be prepared for the hike up to the cave in light layers that can be removed as you warm up. In the winter, the hike can be cool so dress in warm layers and wear hats, gloves and winter boots.
•Summer days (June to August) are long with daytime temperatures reaching highs of 15 C and cooling in the evenings to 5 C. Less than 10 cm of rain is expected each month but it can be misty. So always bring sun protection, a sweater and rain protection.
•November through March expect lots of snow (up to 2.6 metres) and an average temperature of -10C.
•Spring (April – May) still has a large volume of snow falling but the daily temperature is warming up. April’s average daytime temperature is 4C and May is 8C. Warmer coats, gloves and boots are advised.
• Canmore weather.
• Caving is a rewarding but strenuous activity needing a good level of fitness. The tour is not wheelchair accessible.
• Safety gear and coveralls are provided but warm comfortable clothes and hiking or running shoes with good tread are necessary.
• Tours are offered all year long at Canmore Cave Tours. Reservations are by phone 1-877-317-1178 (Canada and U.S.A.) or local 403-678-8819.
• All guides are professional and certified by local and international caving, backcountry and wilderness governing associations.
• Guests need their own transportation to get to the caves.