Cody Caves Provincial Park is located high in the Selkirk Mountains above Ainsworth Hot Springs. In the Cody Caves system, an underground stream flows for over a kilometre through ancient limestone. Visitors may tour underground with a professional interpreter to view a spectacular array of formations such as stalactites, soda straws, waterfalls, and flowstone. The underground experience is available by guided tour only. Reservations required.
Cody Caves Provincial Park can be reached by following a narrow forest road that leaves the left side of Highway 31 at a small gravel pit 3 km north of Ainsworth. The road is approximately 10 km long and the park is accessible from May-Long weekend through to early November for two-wheeled vehicles with moderate clearance. This park has a small day-use parking lot, a small shelter and pit toilets.
To commemorate the park’s 50th Anniversary, a new Interpretive Trail has been constructed along the scenic Krao Creek, which connects impressive surface karst features and includes interpretive signs that describe the forest ecology and karst development. The Interpretive Trail, a total of 2.5km, in an enhanced feature for the park and was made possible by the time and efforts of generous volunteers including John Pollack, Friends of West Kootenay Parks and Cody Caves Tours.
For the very active and adventurous, Winter Wonderland Tours are now offered during the winter months. Winter access is via a spectacular helicopter in and snowshoe out or an exhilarating overnight 18 km (11 mi) round trip snowshoe adventure.