Explore the underground wonders of one of Canada’s longest caves.
Just west of Calgary and east of Banff National Park sits Rat’s Nest Cave, a nearly 2.5-mile-long underground paradise replete with Native American pictographs, sculptural geologic formations and the bushy-tailed wood rat for which it takes its name. Unlike many caves open to the public, Rat’s Nest has no lights, walkways or railings, so visitors get to see it in its natural state. Book a tour with the excellent Canmore Cave Tours, which will suit you up with a hard helmet and headlamp, then guide you through Rat’s Nest.
If You Go
129 Bow Meadows Crescent #202
Canmore, Alberta AB T1W 2W8
Seven days a week, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Roam Public Transport buses service serves the caves
Recommended time to spend:
Tour times vary
Where to stay
Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport’s is positioned less than 10 minutes from the airport and less than 20 minutes from Downtown, making it a fantastic place to stay for business and leisure travelers alike. The free shuttle from the airport will take you to the hotel, which has a fitness centre, indoor pool with water slide, Sana Spa, hot tub, 24-hour business centre, and an onsite grill and wine bar.
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Calgary-Airport is located midway between downtown Calgary and Calgary International airport. The hotel is perfect for families and business travelers with its heated indoor pool and hot tub, free hot breakfast, business centre, and free parking.