Cody Caves Provincial Park


Useful Information

Location: Above Ainsworth Hot Springs, on Highways 3A and 31 north of Nelson in the Kootenay Country Region. Access via Highway 31 is 12km of rough gravel road unsuitable for large motor homes and low ground clearance vehicles.
Open: JUN, SEP reservations only. JUL-AUG on site booking. OCT-MAY closed.
Fee: Adults CAN$15, Children CAN$10.
Classification:  Karst cave
Light: none, bring torch
Dimension: T=7°C
Guided tours: D=60min., L=800m. 3 hours tours also available.
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Address: Hiadventure Corporation, Tel: +1-250-353-7364. E-mail: contact
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Last update:$Date: 2014/07/21 08:07:06 $

History

 
189?discovered by a silver prospector called Henry Cody.
1899caves the subject of a short story written by Roger Pocock.

Description

Discovered in the early 1890's by a silver prospector called Henry Cody. In 1899 the caves were the subject of a short story written by Roger Pocock for „Argosy” magazine entitled „The Noble Fire”. The story describes a cave whose inner chambers were walled with gold ore.

Cody's Cave is a resurgence cave developed on a granite / limestone contact. There are several short pitches equipped with iron ladders. A torch is also useful as there are also several smaller caves in the park which warrant a visit.

The cave tour is not recommended for persons with disabilities or those in poor physical condition, or children under five and the very elderly. Basic equipment, helmet and light is included with the fee. Visitors should wear sturdy outdoor footwear and suitable clothing should be worn.


Text by Tony Oldham (2002). With kind permission.


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