Cave Tours

Cody Cave Tours

Caving Tours

Go underground in Canada — just don’t call it “spelunking”!

Cody Cave Tours allows anyone age 5 and up to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Time underground varies by tour (1hr — 4.5hrs) but you’ll be floored by the fragile beauty all around you. From the spectacular Entrance Chambers to Soda Straws, Stalactites, Stalagmites, Calcite, Draperies and Sedimentary Rock Formation, you won’t believe all this beauty has been hiding underfoot your whole life. Equipment and professional guiding provided — just dress for the cold, wear sturdy boots, and get ready for this underground adventure. “Honey, where’d you put the Bat Spray?!”

Booking:

Email us or call us at 778-457-5001 to speak with a Get Lost Adventure Centre representative about any other questions or booking your next adventure! Or feel free to stop by in person – next to the base lodge of RED Mountain.

Price:
$35 per child + tax (Ages 5 – 15) Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
$45 per adult + taxDuration:   2 hours (approximate)
Underground time:   1 hour (approximate)

Our Family Tour begins by exploring the spectacular entrance chambers, after which you cross Cody Falls, climb the cascades and enter the main stream way. Your guide will escort you upstream through a series of short climbs, where you will observe soda straws, calcite and sedimentary rock formations and proceed into the central chamber. You will experience complete darkness after which your guide will identify stalactites, stalagmites, draperies and other unique formations. Your continuation upstream will include interpretation of the geology, and glacial effects on the cave environment. As you reach the junction for extended tours you will see the effects of calcite cementation on the once loose boulder pile, observing pristine sedimentary rock formations. From here you will gain a new perspective of the spectacular features of the unique cave formations as you exit the cave.

Meeting place: Cody Cave Parking Lot
We provide: Gloves, helmet & headlamp.
You provide: Footwear, clothing, food & drink

Price: $125 per person +tax (Ages 10+) Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardianDuration:   5 hours (approximate)
Underground time:   3 hours (approximate)

Our Explorer Tour follows the same route as our Family Tour to the Junction where you will see the effects of calcite cementation on the once loose boulder pile, observing pristine sedimentary rock formations, draperies and other unique formations. You will climb into the ancient abandoned fossil passage, observing impressive galleries, stream ways, and huge granite boulders. You then return through interconnecting sections of cave passageway towards your exit from the cave. The final rope assisted climb leads to the dog leg passage and finally through the “squeeze”.

Meeting place: Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort Parking Lot
We provide: coveralls, kneepads, gloves, helmet & headlamp.
You provide: Footwear, clothing, food & drink

Price: $155 per person +tax (Ages 14+) Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardianDuration:   7 hours (approximate)
Underground time:   4.5 hours (approximate)

Our Adventure Tour begins by exploring the spectacular entrance chambers. After interpretation of some of the caves unique features you gain direct access to the base of Cody Falls via the 40ft RAPPEL then onward to the terminal sump. You ascend Cody Falls and your continuation upstream will include descriptions of the geology, and glacial effects on the cave environment. As you reach the junction you will see the effects of calcite cementation on the once loose boulder pile, observing pristine sedimentary rock formations. From the junction you will continue on climbing ropes and ladders, and slithering between boulders on your way to the conservancy section. Your guide will escort and interpret you throughout this extensive fragile environment of pristine Soda Straws, Stalactites, Stalagmites, Calcite, Draperies and Sedimentary Rock Formations. You will climb into the ancient abandoned fossil passage, observing impressive galleries, stream-ways and huge granite boulders. This point is the conclusion of the Explorer tour, but you get to continue. Firstly through John’s Crawl (which was the end of the Cave until the mid 1990’s) into the cave extension and recently discovered passageway which leads to the mud room. You then return through interconnecting sections of cave passageway to the spectacular soda straw passage. Your exit from the cave is reached via the final rope assisted climb which leads to the dog leg passage and finally through the “squeeze”.

A truly Fascinating and Traditional Caving Adventure!

Meeting place: Ainsworth Hot Springs Resort Parking Lot
We provide: coveralls, kneepads, gloves, rappel equipment, helmet & headlamp.
You provide: Footwear, clothing, food & drink

5% Tax on All Tours

How long does the caving tour take?
See “Programing” attachment

How old do I have to be to go caving?

See specific programs for age requirements.

How do I get to the cave?

Cody Cave Provincial Park can be reached by following a narrow forest road that leaves the side of Highway 31 at a small gravel pit 4 km. north of Ainsworth. The road is approximately 10.7 kms long and is passable during May through Novemeber for two wheel drive vehicles with moderate clearance (ALLOW AT LEAST 30 MINUTES JOURNEY TIME). The access road is unsuitable for large motorhomes, vehicles pulling trailers or vehicles with low ground clearance. There may be industrial traffic for the first 1.3km so please observe signage and drive with care.
At the bottom of the forest service road set your trip meter to zero. Proceed past the houses and follow the main dirt road marked with directional arrows. At 1.3 km, bear left. At 2.9 km, turn left. At 3.8 km keep right. At 4.7 km, bear left. At 5.7 km, turn left. At 6.6 km, you are at Kootenay Lake view point. Continue on until 10.7 kms. You have now reached the parking lot! The caves are 0.8 km. (approx 20 minute hike) up the steep trail.

Are there any weight restrictions or basic level of fitness needed for caving?

Anyone capable of a moderate hike uphill – no weight restrictions but some modifications to the route might be necessary if participants are unable to “squeeze” through some passages.

Are the tours weather dependant?

Tours are run rain or shine – dress appropriately for weather conditions as there is a 20 minute (800 meter) hike uphill to the cave entrance

What is your cancellation policy?

No refunds for no shows
If we cancel due to weather or road conditions – 100%

Do I have to wear a helmet?

Helmets, gloves, and proper footwear are mandatory

What clothing should I wear?

Dress warm, preferably in fleece or polyester, or anything you can move comfortably in.
Layers are recommended and it is important to dress for the weather as there is an 800 meter (20 minute) outdoor hike from the parking lot to the Cave Entrance
Gum/rubber boots, hiking boots or sturdy running shoes with good tread.
You may get wet on the tour so a change of shoes and clothes are recommended.

Can I take a camera to use during the tour?

Compact cameras with flash are recommended

What certifications to the guides carry?

First Aid Certification.
International and Local Cave / Guiding Experience.
Members of local Search and Rescue.
Each of our cave guides possesses excellent general knowledge of the local geology, geography and of course lots of guiding experience (combined average >18 years).
All guides are equipped with cell phones in case an emergency arises.


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Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations made by the company due to weather or road conditions will receive a full refund. Cancellations made by clients will not receive a refund, but will be allowed to rebook at no cost (valid for 1-year)

Questions? No problem! Simply email us here or call us at 778-457-5001 to speak with a Get Lost Adventure Centre representative.