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Very enjoyable!

First off I have to say it wasn't as fun as it could have been just because it was SO hot the day... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
JenwaC
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Salmon Arm
No Mine tours

Total waste of time to go up there if you are interested in mining history or a tour of this once... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Frank S
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“No Mine tours”
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

First off I have to say it wasn't as fun as it could have been just because it was SO hot the day we went, but that is definitely one of the risks you take when doing something outside lol! The hike in was fine,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank JenwaC
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Total waste of time to go up there if you are interested in mining history or a tour of this once historic mine. Most of the mine has been filled in and they offer no tours other than a visit to a small surface deposit....More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Frank S
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I signed up for the private tour to Rock Candy Mountain. I think the tours are usually groups of six people but we are seniors and thought we may slow down the hike to the mine. The hike in was not difficult...More

Date of experience: October 2016
4  Thank HonugirlHawaii
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had a great time digging for gems at this mine. Our guide John isn't just a pretty face. This man knows his stuff being a Geologist. He got into the reasons certain minerals were there and made it understandable for non-geologists. Be aware that...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank moae111
B0bR0cks, Owner at Big Rock Candy Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Thanks for the great review, I hope you can join us again! Next time, ask John if the owner is on the property, would be delighted to meet you.

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Our family of four went up to Rocky Candy Mine and it was the best place we've been to. Kids can find their "fines." Adults love it. Great pretty place and easy I kings. Only "beware" moment.... We asked repeatedly if you could drive a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Norsky73
B0bR0cks, Owner at Big Rock Candy Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Thanks so much for visiting us at Rock Candy; we're very happy your family had fun! I can clarify the info about motorhome access. The mine is on a logging road, the Forestry Dept. states their roads are "not maintained for passenger vehicles". Our 12...More

Reviewed 29 July 2016

We took a tour with retired Geologist Bob Jackson of Geology Adventures called Rockin Around the Cascades and our final destination was Rock Candy Mountain. The setting of the mine is beautiful with a walk along a stream. It is a bit of a climb...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank 4oceanlovers
B0bR0cks, Owner at Big Rock Candy Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Thanks so much for your review, sounds like you enjoyed the mine as much as I do! I like your advice about bringing a 'decent' bag for carrying the treasured rocks down. We use those woven 're-useable' grocery bags many stores give away or sell...More

Reviewed 28 June 2016

My kids love those places that are like giant sandboxes, where the owner buries rocks bought cheaply on the Internet and resells them as a "digging experience". Rock Candy Mountain is the real deal, an actual mine that lets you dig for treasure, real Quartz,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Bob J
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Tour guide John was friendly, easy going and a wealth of information. We shared our trip with a bunch of local school kids who had a ball. The road in to the mine is unsealed and a little rough but ok if you take it...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

We went to Rock Candy Mine just a few days ago and we were pleased for the most part. There was plenty of purple and green fluorite for the kids to pick through but that's all. The other two rocks and crystals normally found there...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Angela G
B0bR0cks, Owner at Big Rock Candy Mountain, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2016

Thanks for your review, Angela. We considered just closing last season, since we couldn't keep up our usual continual supply of fresh colourful rock due to the ongoing forest fires, but our friends at the Boundary Chamber of Commerce asked us to stay open, so...More

Reviewed 27 July 2015

My family of 4 did the Rock Candy Mine Safari in July 2015 and it was fantastic! My 6 and 10 year olds absolutely loved it. John is an all around great guide - very knowledgeable and willing to share his expertise of the geology...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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Paula S
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You need to book a tour, the website has the info.
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jeremy922
6 August 2016|
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Response from Frank S |
Its a rough narrow road but not muddy. You could make it in an RV. However with limited driving experience I wouldn't recommend it.
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Michele B
11 July 2016|
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Call John Burch 250-442-2083 There are no tour there until spring
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