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

2018 / 19  WINTER – Oct. 2   to Apr 30

  • 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.
  • 1hr, 2hr, and 3hr Cave Tours ARE AVAILABLE YEAR ROUND. (Tours Depart Twice Daily at 10am and 2pm).
  •  Cave Equipment: Helmet with lights are available for rent every day  at the Cave Park Visitor Centre ($12.99 + taxes). Due to WNS and the protection of local bat populations, no equipment or clothing that has been 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.

2019 SPRING – May 1 to June 30, 2019

  • 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 ($12.99 + 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.

2018 SUMMER – June 30 to Sept. 2

  • 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 ($12.99 + 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.

2018 FALL – Sept. 3 to Oct. 1

  • 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 ($12.99 + 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.