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Address: Gatineau Park, Chelsea, Quebec, Canada
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Lusk Cave and kids - great but know your limits.. and theirs

My husband and I did this with our 8 year old daughter yesterday July 27, 2013. Note date, year - consider water levels (this has been a wet summer). This is a great adventure... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2013
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Ottawa
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013

My husband and I did this with our 8 year old daughter yesterday July 27, 2013. Note date, year - consider water levels (this has been a wet summer). This is a great adventure - just as the other reviewers state - HOWEVER - you need to know: --the long hike in is just that, but not hard - we... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2013

My husband and I were looking for new/different things to do in the Ottawa area. We stumbled upon this and thought we'd check it out! Getting there is half the fun. After a fair hike, you end up not really even knowing if you've found what you're looking for. Lucky enough for us we saw people descending down into the... More 

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Quebec
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013

I have been in this cave many times: as a child myself, with a group of friends, guiding school children and with my own children... Plan a whole day, half of which you can play at the beach and the other with this 7,5 km return hike to explore this cool cave! Bring a change of clothes, a bike helmet,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2013

I always take visitors to Ottawa to the Gatineau Park. The lucky ones get to go to the Lusk Caverns. Let me know when you fix the location and I will be happy to review and provide photos.

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1 Thank LGL-025
Ottawa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2012

I drove up to Lac Philippe with my girlfriend, camped for $40. Had a great midnight swim, then finished the trip off with a 3km hike with the caves! -15 minutes to walk through -low ceiling in some crawl places, (but that's the allure!) -really cool finish to the caves that comes up to your neck! -Enjoy!

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Mississauga, Canada
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2012

Easy signs to Lac Phillipe in Gatineau but from parking lot we weren't sure which path and of course took the wrong one and followed road to store a little out of the way but we got to see deer! We were suppose to follow path to beach and walk along beach. My 5-year-old made it to far end of... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

This is definitely worth seeing, but not for the claustrophobic. Bring warm clothes and sturdy hiking shoes. This is not a place for shorts and flip-flops. You may get to see some sleeping bats - very cute.

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Ottawa
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Part at the Parent beach parking lot ($10) Take the long way when going to the cave, if you up for it, using route 54. Stop at the Cabin down by the lake for a quick rest and maybe a snack. Don’t forget to back your swim shorts if you really want to go exploring the cave. A flashlight is... More 

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Canada
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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

We rode our bikes from the nearest parking lot and it is a slippery ride, but fun. Lots of work on the way back. Also, you really can go all the way through the caves and should be prepared to do that. Its really easy, but scary. Water is very high and ceiling is very low. Your shoes should strap... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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256 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2012

I have to give the Lusk Caves a 5-star rating - it was simply awesome to be able to go caving so close to downtown Ottawa, and with so little preparation. You access the caves from Gatineau Park's Lac Philippe entrance, at the north end of the park. From there, you park at the beach and hike/walk approx. 5km, but... More 

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