Over the years, my husband and I have searched far and wide for new places we haven't explored yet. We love to camp and hike, and especially learn about our natural surroundings in our beautiful country. So when we came across a park whose trails were mostly hikes through rock formations and caves, we were hooked.
So what is "spelunking?" One guide had us walk through a cave tunnel alone. He met us on the other side of the tunnel, and exclaimed: "There! Now you are spelunkers! Spelunking is exploring caves without a guide." (Note: We only ever explore caves that have been cleared to be safe and offer guides!
This hobby has led us to some beautiful environments worth seeing. We have witnessed and learned about thousand year old fossils, stalactites, Aboriginal tribes, icebergs, and even bats. It has been an amazing learning experience of the history and natural evolution of Canada.
We are big fans of the Scenic Caves Nature Adventure in Blue Mountain, Ontario (Which was where we had our first caving adventure and realised that this was a thing!) and the Bonnechere Caves in Eganville Ontario. Our next goal is to the visit the Crystal Caves in Bermuda.
Have you ever toured a cave? Do you have any suggestions on where we can spelunk next? Let us know by leaving us a comment below!
Melissa is a mom, wife, and early childhood educator who blogs about her journey looking for new experiences for family time.