You Can Now Pay to Sit Alone in a Dark Canadian Cave
Want some alone time?
If the hectic buzz of everyday modern life is getting to you, and all you want is to just spend some time ACTUALLY ALONE for a bit, well, you’re in luck, friend.
For those seeking solitude, the Canmore Caves in Alberta, Canada, could be your answer, thanks to a new tour called… um, ‘solitude’.
Adventurers desperate for peace and quiet can explore Rat’s Nest Cave (um, fully researching the meaning behind THAT name before signing up to this one) with nothing but their thoughts and a guide (safety first, folks!) for company.
“Solitude is a private tour in Rat’s Nest Cave where you will have the guide and the cave all to yourself for up to four hours of underground time,” Lenora Barnes, a spokesperson for the caves, told Lonely Planet.
*We interrupt this article for a moment of silence to appreciate that someone’s literal job title is ‘spokesperson for the caves’.*
Once underground, visitors have the freedom to do whatever they want, we presume within reason - no sacrificing your One Direction dolls to the cave Gods, please - and for the anti-claustrophobic there’s even the ‘laundry chute’, a narrow section guests can squeeze themselves through, which sounds pretty horrendous.
Cave guides even recommend bringing a musical instrument along to record a track in the cave’s Grand Gallery - citing the amazing acoustics.
WELL, this one’s unique, isn’t it? If you want to get your cave on (even if it’s just so you can tell people you’ve been ‘living under a rock for the past 4 hours’), the caves are located beneath Grotto Mountain, part of Banff National Park.
By Lizzie Cox