Caves of Ontario
Welcome to my Ontario Caves website. I have created this website to show my fellow cavers and the internet curious the splendid tunnels, passageways and cave formations that lay hidden under our feet.
(attention) All caves and mines are very dangerous and should not be entered at any time. This site is for educational purposes only, explore at your own risk.
Thanks to all the other cavers and property owners who have provided information and or access to Ontarios finest hidden caves.
(All sensitive cave locations are kept secret at the request of the landowners)
May Photo of the Month
I will switch it up with an old gypsum mine.
Check out my new link for abandoned gypsum mines in my Bedrock Features section below.
Southern Ontario Caves
2 Sets Of Tires Cave
Eramosa Karst Conservation Area
Classified Cave #4
Classified Cave #3
Steaming Dung Cave
Centennial Parkway Caves
Kinney Cave Clean Up
Second Chance Cave
Bed Of Glass Cave
Left Door Cave
Dead Mouse Cave
(Hawaiian Lava Tube)
Wasteland Waterway Cave part 2
Wasteland Waterway Cave
Southeastern Ontario Caves
Mystery shaft in the middle of nowhere. Myself, Mick and GW recently explored this 16.5 foot deep shaft in Southwestern Ontario. Various large sinkholes and loads of bedrock elevation hint at the possibility of large caves beneath our feet. Unfortunately the shaft is choked with debris, a possible dig for a future date.
This picture was sent to me by Marc-Andre Dorval of Speleo Club Nibelungen. The club is in the process of digging this sump in Lafleche Cave in Quebec Canada. Currently they have removed debris to three meters below the water level with the hopes of finding virgin passage. The divers name is Donald. Glad to see I am not the only person crazy enough to spend the weekend digging for virgin tunnel.
First time cavers
If your looking to explore your first Ontario cave, then look no further than one of the many tourist cave's open for public tour's. Its great if your a first time caver, or if your just looking to get the family out for the afternoon. Bonnechere Caves in Eganville Ontario provides nice solution formed passages, and in a controlled atmosphere safe for the whole family. Scenic Caves in Collingwood Ontario is another spot good for adventurous people of every age. Please view the following link for a list of commercial caves in Ontario. Commercial Caves Of Ontario.
Cave related links
Western New York Waterfalls
Scott A. Ensmingers site dedicated to waterfalls of New York State and beyond.
Scott A. Ensmingers Site
Another site of Scott's full of New York State cave related info.
National Speleological Society
The NSS is the biggest cave organization around.
A blog dedicated to everything rock, minerals and caves in Ontario, Canada
White Nose Syndrome
A devastating disease affecting bats in North America. An article by the NSS full of information
on how to stop the spread of the syndrome.
Toronto Caving Club
A club dedicated to caving in Ontario, Canada.
Adventurer, travel writer and outdoor educator.
Canadian Caver Magazine
A magazine dedicated to the exploration of Canadian caves and beyond.
Any cave questions or comments, or if you want to contribute cave images or locations for this site.
Contact myself Jeff at Jeff@ontariocaves.com