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Canada's 100 Deepest Caves
           
Canada's top 100 deepest surveyed caves. This list maintained by Trevor Moelaert for The Canadian Caver magazine
Should you spot any errors, omissions or additions, please let him know.  
             
Where the cave survey has been published and is considered to be complete, the reference is indicated.          
In many cases, however, mapping is ongoing or the survey has yet to be published. For these instances,
the statistics were obtained from individuals holding the original survey data.  
             
AbbreviationsCC = The Canadian Caver Magazine; BCC= BC Caver; JSM = Journal of Subterranean Metaphysics
Last update: January 2011          
            To Canada's Longest
Rank Cave Length (m) Depth (m) Prov Region Reference
1 Heavy Breather System 5013 653 BC Rockies CC 73:15
2 Arctomys Cave 3496 536 BC Rockies CC 16(1):24-26
3 Close To The Edge 970 472 BC Rockies  
4 Thanksgiving Cave 8311 416 BC Vancouver Island Rob Countess 03/2001
5 Yorkshire Pot 13812 389 AB/BC Rockies  
6 Castleguard Cave 21011 384 AB Rockies CC 71
7 Weymer Cave System 12739 370 BC Vancouver Island Martin Davis 2/2006, CC 63
8 Arch Cave 10616 353 BC Vancouver Island Rob Countess 8/2005, BCC 16(3)
9 Ptarmigan Cave 890 318 BC Rockies CC 31(1):20-25
10 Glory 'ole 2340 312 BC Vancouver Island Rob Countess 08/2001
11 Q5 Cave 1867 301 BC Vancouver Island CC 16(1):21
12 Gargantua 6001 286 AB/BC Rockies JSM 147:6
13 Tripartight 820 271 BC Rockies CC 62:8
14 Ice Trap 2937 264 AB Rockies Greg Horne 2009
15 Main Cave (Nakimu) 4500 257 BC Rockies  
16 White Hole 1320 253 BC Rockies CC 17:48-73
16 Dezaiko Cave 710 253 BC Rockies CC 18(1):4-10
17 Fang Cave 3342 247 BC Rockies  
18 Rat's Nest Cave 4003 245 AB Rockies Under Grotto Mountain, 144 pp., Chas Yonge 2001
19 Big Money Cave 1303 230 BC Vancouver Island CC 62:28
20 13th Avenue 2557 222 BC Vancouver Island Trevor Moelaert 2010
21 Cadomin Cave 2791 220 AB Rockies  
22 Windy Link Pot 4449 209 BC Vancouver Island Rob Countess 08/2001
23 Titanic 397 202 BC Vancouver Island CC 62:32
24 Redemption Cave 2346 199 BC Caribou Mountains JSM 157:4-5
25 Ursa Major 8049 190 BC Vancouver Island Martin Davis 1/2006
26 Baseline Cave 474 176 BC Vancouver Island BCC 18(4):12
27 Meadow Cave 1135 175 BC Rockies CC 30(1):24-28
28 Loch Less Cave 382 164 BC Vancouver Island Peter Curtis 9/2001
29 Baseline Cave 315 158 BC Vancouver Island  
30 Grueling Cave 697 153 BC Vancouver Island  
30 Deep Throat 197 153 BC Vancouver Island  
31 Quatsino Cave 1260 152 BC Vancouver Island  
31 Wapiabi Cave 540 152 AB Rockies CC 9(1):25-28
32 Crackpot 174 148 BC Vancouver Island  
33 Siren Song 446 146 BC Caribou Mountains  
34 Sawtooth Cave 243 146 BC Rockies  
35 Moon River Cave 774 142 BC Rockies CC 20(1):7-12
36 Booming Ice Chasm 704 140 AB Rockies CC 69
37 Crowsnest Spring 276 136 AB Rockies Rollins 2004, CC 26(1):21, JSM 124
38 Jingle Pot Road 496 135 BC Vancouver Island Trevor Moelaert
39 Moon Valley Cave 353 134 BC Rockies  
40 Pellucidar Cave 1943 127 BC Vancouver Island BCC 11(1):21;Pat Shaw 8/2002
41 Pinto Lake Cave 610 123 AB Rockies CC 11(2):19-23
41 McRitchie Cavern 549 123 BC Rockies CC 69
41 Mudless 212 123 BC Vancouver Island  
42 Wardle Mountain Shaft   122 BC Rockies Rollins 2004
43 Lizard Pot 150 120 BC Rockies Phil Whitfield
44 The Other Thing Cave 353 117 BC Vancouver Island BCC 19(1), CC 62:31
45 Maquinna 520 109 BC Vancouver Island  
46 Short Straw 170 107 BC Rockies CC 17:48-72
47 The Garburator 357 106 BC Vancouver Island CC 21(2):17-25
48 No Hike Mike 516 105 BC Vancouver Island CC 21(2):19
49 Coral Cave 1455 104 BC Vancouver Island  
50 Cascade Cave 1068 103 BC Vancouver Island  
50 Gar Cave 214 103 BC Rockies CC 21(1):11-14
51 Provenance Cave 256 102 BC Rockies CC 20(2):28-31
52 Resonance Cave 1340 101 BC Vancouver Island Rob Countess 2/2003
52 Victoria's Secret 150 101 BC Vancouver Island  
53 Porcupine Cave 1794 100 BC Rockies CC 21(1):36-38
54 Precarious Pit Cave 215 99 BC Vancouver Island  
55 Ice Hall 130 97 AB Rockies Rollins 2004
56 Little Moscow 540 96 BC Rockies CC 20(1):3-5
57 Lost Light System 1930 95 AB Rockies Greg Horne 2008
57 Foramen Magnum 396 95 BC Vancouver Island BCC 11(3):1
58 Bluewater Cave 428 94 BC Vancouver Island CC 8(1):31-33
58 Log Dump Cave 140 94 BC Vancouver Island  
59 Wormhole 2792 93 BC Vancouver Island Martin Davis 1/2006
60 Tier Duct 431 92 BC Rockies CC 21(1):7-11
61 Maiden Grace 1199 91 BC Vancouver Island BCC 21(3)
61 Solstice Shower Shaft 1191 91 BC Vancouver Island CC 18(2):56-57
61 Warmthing 279 91 BC Vancouver Island CC 29(2):16-18
62 Flop Pot 200 90 AB Rockies CC 6(2):28-31
63 Blak T 1417 89 BC Vancouver Island CC 62:19-25, Craig Wagnell 2/2005
63 Canyon Creek Ice Cave 727 89 AB Rockies CC 8(2):32-36
64 Colossal 502 88 BC Vancouver Island  
65 Mad Dog Cave 272 87 BC Rockies CC 22(2):12-20
65 The Prince 87 87 BC Caribou Mountains  
66 Red October 342 85 AB Rockies CC 29(1):14-15
67 Glittering Ice Palace 286 84 AB Rockies Rollins 2004
67 Soar Throat 111 84 BC Vancouver Island BCC 8(4):7
68 Inverted Fridge 431 83 BC South Rockies  
69 Marshswallow 1196 82 BC Vancouver Island Martin Davis 10/2001
70 Euclataws Cave 530 81 BC Vancouver Island  
70 Flattop Cave 157 81 BC Rockies CC 15(1):5-8
71 Boggle Cave 358 80 BC Vancouver Island BCC 10(1):14
71 River-Gone Dream Cave 313 80 BC Rockies CC 57:41
71 Z4 Spaghetti Cave 296 80 BC Vancouver Island  
71 Devil's Spring 200 80 BC Vancouver Island CC 29(2):4-11
71 The Creep Show 200 80 BC Rockies guess
71 Forget-me-not Pot   80 AB Rockies Rollins 2004
72 Bottom's Up 631 78 BC Vancouver Island CC 20(1):36-39
72 Rift Raff 181 78 BC Vancouver Island  
73 The Pit 168 77 BC Rockies CC 22(2):42-43
74 Marcupine Pot 305 76 BC Rockies Rollins 2004
74 Caledonia Cave 104 76 BC Rockies CC 20(1):24-26
75 Turkey Pot 89 75 BC Vancouver Island  
76 Con Cave - Laundry Chute 427 73 BC Vancouver Island CC 20(1):36-39
77 Spare Change Cave 585 72 BC Vancouver Island Trevor Moelaert 1/2005
77 Triskaidekaphobia Cave 507 72 BC Vancouver Island Trevor Moelaert 11/2004
77 Candlestick Cave 396 72 BC Vancouver Island CC 12(2):21-26
77 Jugo Cave 148 72 BC Vancouver Island BCC 11(4):16
77 Cam Shaft Cave 92 72 BC Vancouver Island Trevor Moelaert 11/2008
77 Dooley's Drop 92 72 BC Rockies CC 16(1):41
78 Upper Lake Sink Cave 330 71 BC Rockies CC 17:32-48
79 Fishy Hole Cave 165 70 BC Vancouver Island CC 20(1):21-23
80 Riverbend Cave 384 68 BC Vancouver Island  
81 The Terminator 315 65 BC Vancouver Island CC 23(2):28-31
81 Merlin 104 65 BC Rockies CC 23(1):42
82 Cold Rock To Go 1370 64 BC Vancouver Island CC 21(2):17-25
82 Numbskull Cave 244 64 BC Vancouver Island  
82 Orifice of Doom 117 64 BC Vancouver Island  
82 Double Pot 64 64 BC Rockies CC 24(1):3-5
83 Emelia Creek Main 536 63 BC Vancouver Island  
83 Boner & Balls 367 63 BC Fernie CC 72
84 Fossil Cave 245 62 BC Rockies CC 17:32-48
84 Big Upper Elk 174 62 BC Vancouver Island  
85 Paradise Lost 1090 61 BC Vancouver Island CC 22(1):17-19
85 Coulthard Cave 370 61 AB Rockies CC 2:63-64
85 Cave 112 192 61 BC Vancouver Island  
85 RC-Gola Cave 117 61 BC Vancouver Island  
85 Reluctance Cave 85 61 BC Vancouver Island  
85 Nub Pot   61 BC Rockies Rollins 2004
86 The Vroom Closet 106 60 AB Rockies Rollins 2004
86 Double Rubble Pit 60 60 AB Rockies CC 15(1):21-25
86 Unnamed Cave   60 BC Rockies Rollins 2004
87 Pozu Del Piton 624 59 BC Vancouver Island BCC 19(1), BCC 9(5):15
87 Fracture Cave 311 59 BC Vancouver Island Martin Davis 12/2003
87 Woodhole 223 59 BC Vancouver Island  
88 Dreamtime 1040 58 BC Vancouver Island CC 28(1):36-39
88 Whistling Cave 782 58 BC Vancouver Island Martin Davis 12/2001
88 Fiddler's Cave 384 58 BC Rockies CC 17:32-48
88 The Big Cheese 354 58 BC Vancouver Island BCC 8(4):13
88 Arm Pit Cave   58 BC Vancouver Island  
89 Cody Cave 1308 57 BC Rockies CC 28(1):11-13
89 Rocky Horror Show 113 57 BC Vancouver Island  
90 Procrastination Pot 159 56 AB Rockies CC 20(1):33-35
90 X Cave 97 56 BC Vancouver Island BCC 11(4):28
91 Secret Mushroom Patch Cave 231 55 BC Vancouver Island Rob Countess 08/2002
91 Slip & Die  150 55 BC Vancouver Island  
91 The Sweatshop 135 55 BC Rockies CC 62:12
91 Derbyshire Pot   55 BC Rockies Rollins 2004
92 Gusting Cave 581 53 BC Vancouver Island CC 21(2):17-25
92 Brazeau Cave 176 53 AB Rockies CC 22(2):39
93 Teawater Cave 713 52 BC Vancouver Island Trevor Moelaert 11/2003
93 Plumb Bob Pot   52 BC Vancouver Island  
94 Phreatic Follies 809 51 BC Vancouver Island CC 21(2):17-25
94 Mousetrap Cave 234 51 BC Vancouver Island  
94 Rip Cave 219 51 BC Vancouver Island  
94 Disaster Point I 63 51 AB Rockies CC 5:63
95 Liquid Sky 399 50 BC Vancouver Island Martin Davis 12/2002
95 Slippery Disk Cave 150 50 BC Rockies CC 17:32-48
95 Cast Off Cave 125 50 BC Vancouver Island  
95 Betty's First Date 77 50 BC Caribou Mountains CC 72
96 Reappearing River 1604 49 BC Vancouver Island Rob Countess 1/2005
96 Kokanee Glacier Cave 351 49 BC Vancouver Island CC 23(2):33
96 Pips Pot 264 49 BC Vancouver Island  
96 Greyhound Depot 153 49 BC Caribou Mountains CC 72
97 Windy Pit, Devil's D. 330 48 BC Vancouver Island  
97 Brutal Cave 250 48 BC Vancouver Island  
97 Pretty Eyes 155 48 BC Vancouver Island  
98 Lost Richard 895 47 BC Vancouver Island  
98 Serendipity 473 47 AB Rockies CC 12(2):13-15
98 Lower Lake Sink Cave 190 47 BC Rockies CC 17:32-48
98 Chartreuse Pot 88 47 BC Rockies CC 22(2):41
99 Sexy Beast 626 46 BC Rockies CC 66
99 3 D Caves   46 AB Rockies Rollins 2004
100 The Right Stuff 400 45 BC Vancouver Island  
100 Tooth Decave 215 45 BC Rockies CC 27(1):8-9
100 The Legion (Yves' Drop)   45 AB Rockies Rollins 2004
             
AbbreviationsCC = The Canadian Caver Magazine; BCC= BC Caver; JSM = Journal of Subterranean Metaphysics                          
             
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