Minigill Cave

Useful Information

Location: 350 km north of Nanaimo
Open: All year, by reservation
Fee: Adults $160.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave Speleologyriver cave, Quatsino limestone, Upper Triassic.
Light: none
Dimension: L=3,100 m, VR=50 m, A=200 m asl, T=6 °C.
Guided tours: L=1,000 m, VR=35 m, D=240 min, 30 m entrance rappel to underground river.
Address: Minigill Cave, Guide Rob Countess, Tel: +1-250-902-0562. E-mail: contact
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Minigill Cave is among the longest caves of Canada. While the cave system is about three kilometers long, the first kilometer is guided on cave trekking tours. This part is horizontal and suitable for beginners. Unfortunately the entrance is a 25 m deep daylight shaft, which requires an abseil. There are numerous resources on the web offering tours into this cave, but it seems the cave is actually to demanding to be an commercial success, and all operators have discontinued their tours. At the moment we will leave this page as it is, as we guess ther might someone reviving the tours. However, while the cave is actually not closed, we do not publish its location and stronkly recommend not to visit the cave unless you are an experienced caver.