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Address: Gatineau Park, Chelsea, Quebec, Canada
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Awesome summer fun!

The hike to the caves is beautiful and moderate - only the last 20 mins is spent going up/down gentle hills. We often park our bikes at the entrance path to the caves, and bring a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bessie134
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Vancouver Island, Canada

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike to the caves is beautiful and moderate - only the last 20 mins is spent going up/down gentle hills. We often park our bikes at the entrance path to the caves, and bring a picnic lunch and headlights. Rocks are sharp in places, and slippery, so unless you are an athletic dog (our dog joined us going through... More 

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24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been going to this cave for the past 25 years and I've done it about that many times and it never gets old. Every single time you go, the water levels are different so you don't know how extreme it will be which makes it exciting. And there are two caves, one easy and one hard. So you can... More 

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Thank Alissa D
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Great time! Got to walk the 30min ish up a trail to the caves. The cave was about waist deep in June. Obviously different season and after a rain fall it would be deeper or more shallow. There was a little girl about the age of 3 going through and swimming about 20x she was having a blast it looked... More 

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Thank LivLuvTravel
Belleville, Canada
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84 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This was a wonderful find for people who want to combine a nice walk with a bit of adventure. You can go through the cave end to end but require a flashlight, bathing suit and water shoes. It was easy to navigate and families were there with children. It is a nice place to have a picnic.

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Thank wanderwoman50
Ottawa
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Hidden little Gem about 45 minutes from Ottawa. Start off at a lovely lake with only paddled boats, hike for 1 hour to the caves. Last 1 km is a bit tough, but our kids thought it ranked a 7 1/2 out of 10 for fun, excitement and worth the trek. There are two sections, the first one has more... More 

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1 Thank OttawaTwinsMama
Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

The cave was interesting but the walk through the cave was way too short. The walk to the cave from the parking lot, however, was way too long. There could have been a parking lot closer to the cave.

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1 Thank washingt0n2009
Ottawa
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great activity choice for a hot day in the great outdoors. Make sure you bring a bathing suit - towel - proper shoes/sandals to walk on the wet rocks, FLASHLIGHT, possible ziplock bags for cell phone or anything you don't want to have any accidents with.

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1 Thank cccyyy888
Ottawa, Canada
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70 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Very good day trip! Lots of camping in the area. As for small kids, I'd recommend only doing the first cavern. We parked at Parent Beach and walked the 5 km on route 50 to Lusk Cave (wear running shoes; it took 1hr.). Other options: park at Smith Beach and reduce the walk somewhat; bike (bike stand at the end... More 

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33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Definitely bring a headlamp! I was nervous to go through since I was there on my own. But it is a short cave and very cool to see. I wore running shoes and would not recommend sandals.

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Pembroke, Canada
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33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My teens loved this place! So did my husband and I. The hike to the cave is enough of a trek so bring a snack or pack a picnic. The hike is beautiful. We found little swim spots to explore all over the place. The cave is dark so bring a flashlight, the ones that strap to your head are... More 

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