White Cave


Useful Information

Location: Hillsbough
Open: JUL to AUG Tue, Thu, Sat.
Groups after appointment MAY to SEP daily.
Fee: Adults CAD 59, Children CAD 49, Family (2+2) CAD 199.
Plus tax.
[2010]
Classification:  Gypsum cave
Light: bring torch
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Guided tours: D=180min.
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Address: Baymount Outdoor Adventure Inc, Kathy and Richard Faulkner, 17 Elvin Jay Drive, Hillsbough, NB E4H 2S9, Tel: +1-506-734-2660, Free: 877-601-2610, Fax: +1-506-734-1880. E-mail: contact
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:52:20 $

History


Description

Located at the head of the Bay of Fundy, the village of Hillsbough is a short distance south east of Moncton, New Brunswick's largest city.

This is a guided tour through a wild cave. Helmet, lamp and nylon pants are provided as part of the fee, visitors are told to bring sturdy footwear, long pants, long sleeve shirt and nylon shell jacket.


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


The White Caves are named after the bright white outcrop of gypsum, they are located in. This outcrop is artificial, it is the remains of an abandoned mining operation. The plural is not just a historic error, it is correct, as there are two different caves which once belonged to the same system. The connecting passage collapsed, and the cavers could not find a connection although they were able to reach points in both caves which are only a few meters apart. One of the caves is also called Bat Cave, the other one Gypsum Cave. The caves were explored and surveyed by the Caledocadie Caving Club.

The caves are open to the public on spelunking tours called White Caves Adventure offered by the Baymount Outdoor Adventure Inc. The tours take three hours, including the walk to the cave entrance and back. The caves are not difficult, but its necessary to stoop and there is one three meter long crawl. The cave is rather cold, warm clothes are recommended. Also caveing gear if poassible, sturdy shoes, gloves. Helmet and headlamp are provided.


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