It is important to understand the challenges and difficulty ratings for the tour you are choosing. It’s just as important to consider the other members of your party before you make your booking.

Also be familiar with What To Wear for your cave tour

NOTE: If you are the person making the booking, you have an obligation to communicate this information to all others in your party.

Multi -Cave Explorer (moderate)

Participants MUST agree to the Cave Park Covid-19 Protocols

  • ages 8+ only
  • approx. 3 hrs. duration
  • solid footwear and long clothing recommended
  • cave temperature is 8 degrees Celsius (46 deg. F)
  • participants will likely get wet on days with moderate water flow
  • no backpacks allowed in cave
  • please arrive 30 min. early to gear-up and sign Liability Waivers
  • includes a moderately strenuous UPHILL trail for 1km. (25 mins.), broken up by 5 informative stops
  • steep metal stairs at the entrance to Riverbend Cave
  • Participants will negotiate some tight passages, downhill slides and ladders, short climbs (up to 2 metres high), lots of cave scrambling and travel over WET, loose rocks and slippery walls
  • a steep downhill trail leads to additional caves
  • Main Cave has a narrow, vertical entrance squeeze
  • option to climb three short waterfalls (each approx. 2m. high)
  • to descend from top of waterfalls, participants must negotiate a ramp, a cave-slide and 2 ladders
  • Lower Cave has a small creek flowing out the entrance and an option for navigating a short crawlway
  • tours usually include a short “lights-out” session

Adventure Cave Tour (more challenging)

Participants MUST agree to the Cave Park Covid-19 Protocols

  • Ages 13+
  • approx. 5 hrs. duration
  • Tour Must Have At Least 2 Participants to Run (Max of 6)
  • please arrive 30 min. early to gear-up and sign Liability Waivers
  • requires recent rappel experience for your own comfort and safety
  • an Outdoor Rappel clinic is included in Extreme price and is usually available every morning
  • cave temperature is 8 degrees Celsius (46 deg. F)
  • warm clothing required (2 layers min.). Avoid cotton jeans or shirts. Recommend nylon or poly-pro pants, shirt, sweater / jacket
  • good solid footwear  like running shoes or boots is MANDATORY. No flip-flops or crocs
  • nice to have kneepads, gardening gloves and a warm hat or toque in case you get cold
  • no backpacks allowed in cave
  • bring an energy bar or easy to eat snack that fits in your pocket
  • includes a moderately strenuous UPHILL trail for 1km. (25 mins.), broken up by 5 informative stops
  • steep metal stairs at the entrance to Riverbend Cave
  • explorers must navigate in  the cave over loose and slippery rocks
  • explorers must pass through 3 crawl passages, about the same size as crawling under a picnic table
  • the guide will drain a submerged section of the cave (a crawl known as “the siphon”) in order for explorers to crawl into the second half of Riverbend Cave
  • this trip requires negotiating 5 different rope stations starting with a rappel of 5 metres, (15 ft.), climbing down a 5m. (15 ft.) cable ladder followed by a 8 metre (25 ft.) traverse line then a 20 metre (65 ft.) rappel, always secured by rope.
  • Returning to the surface requires re-tracing your steps back up all the vertical drops, back through “the siphon” and the crawlways
  • tours usually include a  short “lights-out” session
  • return to Visitor Centre via a steep downhill trail
  • max. harness size: WAIST =114 cms. (45 inches). THIGH = 69 cms. (27 inches)
NOTE: See also Rock Rappel Description, included with your Adventure Tour!

Outdoor Rock Rappel Session

  • approx. 1 hr. duration
  • includes all equipment and rock instructor
  • requires good solid footwear like running shoes or boots. No flip-flops or crocs
  • please arrive 30 min. early to gear-up and sign Liability Waivers
  • 1km. walk or drive to trailhead from Cave Park Visitor Centre
  • steep trail (5 mins.) leads to top and bottom of 9 metre rock wall
  • recommended to take water and sunscreen in sunny hot weather
  • max. harness size: WAIST =114 cms. (45 inches). THIGH = 69 cms. (27 inches)

IN WINTER – Although not required, you’ll be more comfortable when the water levels are moderate if you bring:

  • waterproof or rubber boots with warm socks
  • rain gear or nylon outer shell
  • thin hat under helmet and gloves (available for purchase at the Visitor Centre)
  • AVOID JEANS or other cotton clothes
  • complete change of clothes for afterward
  • a fun attitude