Download the TRAIL GUIDE – Phil Whitfield Loop Trail (.pdf) - fascinating info that connects the geological surface to the caves below.
NOTE: The trail to access Lower Main Cave is closed for repairs until further notice. Self-guided exploring is still available in Andres Annex Cave. Or sign up for a guided tour to experience the beauty of Riverbend and Main Caves.
For Guided Cavern Tours (click here) - access to Riverbend Cave (386m long 68m deep)
Self – Guided Caving – Main Cave (first 20m) & Lower Cave (40m) & Andres Annex Cave (54m)
Lower Cave, Andres Annex and the first 20m of Main Cave are open for self-exploring during park hours:
10:00am-6:00pm (Summer Only – July Long Weekend to Labour Day)
10:00am-4:30pm daily (Fall/Winter/Spring)
The inner chambers of Main Cave are presently undergoing cleaning & restoration and are presently closed to self-guiding. Lower and Andres Annex caves offer adventurous visitors a chance to explore rugged and wild caves without a guide. Guiding yourself in these public caves will involve squeezes, crawls and some moderate climbing with several narrow passages, so be prepared. Helmets are highly recommended and you must have at least two sources of light (unless you like getting stranded in ultimate blackness while waiting for a rescue!). Sturdy footwear and warm layered clothing will help ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone. There are many unmarked natural hazards in these caves.
Be extra careful and EXPLORE AT YOUR OWN RISK! Waterproof cave maps are available at the Visitor Centre for $1 (a great souvenir!) as well as safety helmets w/ chinstrap & lights for $8.50 +tax. Open daily but please check our seasonal office hours.
Download the TRAIL GUIDE – Phil Whitfield Loop Trail (.pdf) - fascinating info that connects the geological surface features to the caves below.
Park Trails and Facilities Map