Located on Highways 3A and 31, north of Nelson
in the Kootenay Rockies
region, these caves resulted from millions of years of water action on layers of limestone on the eastern slopes of the Selkirk Mountains. The caves, near the community of Ainsworth, are a system of tunnels and galleries containing stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws and other cave features.
An interpretive display near the entrance describes the formations and illustrates the caves' interior. There are several types of tours offered by a local firm. Though it may be hot outside, visitors entering the caves should bring warm, rugged clothing for the interior temperatures of 6C (42F). This is just one of hundreds of British Columbia Provincial Parks.