Self Guided Cave Exploring
CLOSED BY BC PARKS DUE TO COVID-19 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Comfortable in the dark on your own? Lower Cave, Andres Annex and the first 20m of Main Cave are open for self-exploring during park hours: 10:00am-4:00pm daily (Fall/Winter/Spring) 10:00am-5:00pm (Summer Only – June 27th – September 2).
These caves offer adventurous visitors a chance to explore rugged and wild caves without a guide.
- Self exploring 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! Safety helmets with chinstrap & lights for $13.50 +tax. Open daily but please check our seasonal office hours.
Hiking Phil Whitfield’s Fossil Geology Trail
This spectacular trail winds it’s way in a 30 min. loop through lush coastal rainforest past interesting surface geology features with informational trail signs. Along the way, learn about the interface between the underground and the surface forest and how marine fossils, disappearing rivers and volcanic activity combined to shape this unique park.
Named in honour of Phil Whitfield, one of the park’s founders who built and rebuilt this trail by hand and continues to help maintain it to this very day! Thanks Phil!
Length approximately 1.5 km. moderately strenuous uphill with 8 info stops.