April 15, 2016
By Afton Aikens
I never win anything, so it was a bit of a shock when I won a tour for two at a networking event that happened to be on my birthday.
The event was at the Canmore Cave Tours office. I had written about their tours before in Where Canadian Rockies and knew they had a great reputation, but frankly I wasn’t fond of the idea of crawling around in a cave. Ironically enough, a few minutes before I won the tour I’d been talking to the owner about my apprehension. He chuckled when my name was drawn.
Although I was uneasy about the tour, in my mind since I’d won there was no way I wouldn’t go—it was a reason to challenge myself, and I’m happy I did.
“Everything is awesome when you’re down in a cave!” (Diana sang this little motivational song to help us out)
By SANAM ISLAM
Photo: Toby Creek Adventures
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On Rappell by Canmore Caverns
Traversing a headlamp-lit subterranean world of twisting corridors, hanging stalactites and a crystal pool with Canmore Caverns is a year-round adventure often overlooked by Banff and area visitors. Participants slither through the 15-metre Laundry Chute, rappel 18-metres down a rock face and learn about the cave’s geology from knowledgeable guides.—Ashley Wong
By Meghan Wilson-Smith
It doesn’t take long for Canadians to feel the doldrums of winter start to take hold. But, being the clever Canucks that we are, we’ve figured out exciting ways to make winter full of exploration and adventure. From cave exploration to kite boarding (on ice) to dog sledding, winter can be a time when your best vacation memories are made. Let’s stop hibernating! It’s time to appreciate Canada for the winter wonderland it is. (more…)