The Schedule

Planning to explore one of the wilder parks on Vancouver Island? The tour schedule and Visitor Centre hours vary with each season – Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter. Check below to make sure the tour you want is available for the season and water conditions.

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seasonal tour options

2017 Winter – Sept 30/16  to Apr 30/17

  • Winter trips can be very, very wet. Bring a complete change of clothes and a fun attitude. On rare occasions, winter tours can be cancelled due to high water.
  • 3hr. Wet & Wild Cave Adventure  (tours can depart twice daily)
  • Cave Equipment  Helmet with lights are available for rent at the Cave Park Visitor Centre ($12.50 + taxes). Due to WNS and the protection of local bat populations, no equipment or clothing worn in any other caves off of Vancouver Island will be allowed into the park’s caves.
  • Self Guided Caves are open 10am – 4:00pm daily.

2017 Spring – May 1 to June 30, 2017

  • 1 hr. Main Cave Experience (daily – reservations recommended)
  • 2 hr. Riverbend Explorer (daily – reservations recommended)
  • 3 hr. Multi-Cave Spelunking Adventure (daily – reservations recommended)
  • 4 hr. Vertical Cave Challenge & 5 hr. Extreme Cave Rappel   (subject to weather, call us for availability)
  • 2 hr. Outdoor Rock Rappel Clinic  (subject to weather, call us for availability)
  • Cave Equipment  Helmet with lights are available for rent at the Cave Park Visitor Centre ($12.50 + taxes). Due to WNS and the protection of local bat populations, no equipment or clothing worn in any other caves off of Vancouver Island will be allowed into the park’s caves.
  • Self Guided Caves are open 10am – 4:00pm daily.

2017 SUMMER – July 1 to Sept. 3

  • 1 hr. Main Cave Experience (5 x daily – 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:00pm)
  • 2 hr. Riverbend Explorer (7 x daily – every hour 10:00am to 4:00pm)
  • 3 hr. Multi-Cave Spelunking Adventure (4 x daily – 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm)
  • 4 hr. Vertical Cave Challenge (2 x daily – 9:00am and 2:00pm)
  • 5 hr. Extreme Cave Rappel   (1 x daily – 12:30pm)
  • 2 hr. Outdoor Rock Rappel Clinic (1 x daily – 9:30am)
  • Cave Equipment  Helmet with lights are available for rent at the Cave Park Visitor Centre ($12.50 + taxes). Due to WNS and the protection of local bat populations, no equipment or clothing worn in any other caves off of Vancouver Island will be allowed into the park’s caves.
  • Self Guided Caves are open 10am – 5:00pm daily.

2017 FALL – Sept. 4 to Sept. 30

  • 1 hr. Main Cave Experience (daily – reservations recommended)
  • 2 hr. Riverbend Explorer (daily – reservations recommended)
  • 3 hr. Multi-Cave Spelunking Adventure (daily – reservations recommended)
  • 4 hr. Vertical Cave Challenge & 5 hr. Extreme Cave Rappel  (subject to weather, call us for availability)
  • 2 hr. Outdoor Rock Rappel Clinic (subject to weather, call us for availability)
  • Cave Equipment  Helmet with lights are available for rent at the Cave Park Visitor Centre ($12.50 + taxes). Due to WNS and the protection of local bat populations, no equipment or clothing worn in any caves off Vancouver Island will be allowed into the park’s caves.
  • Self Guided Caves are open 10am – 4:00pm daily.