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WOW! Mystery Cave Discovered In British Columbia; Anyone Who Trespasses Will Face $1 MILLION Fine

On Wednesday, CBC Radio-Canada reported B.C.’s provincial government has discovered the country’s “largest cave” and closed off access to it “for the sake of its preservation and public safety.”

Those who choose to not stay away from the cave, or its immediate surroundings, will face a MASSIVE $1 million fine!

Per the source:

A helicopter crew came across the cavern in the northeastern corner of Wells Gray Provincial Park in March. It’s the largest known cave of its type, with a depth about the length of a soccer field, and researchers have kept its exact location a secret.

Wells Gray Provincial Park Google Maps
Wells Gray Provincial Park as seen on Google Maps.

Catherine Hickson, a geologist studying the cavern, said the closure and outrageous trespassing fine was a big surprise.

“You’re kidding. Wow,” she exclaimed.

“It is an extremely dangerous location… the cave itself and its remoteness.”

The entrance, nicknamed “Sarlacc’s Pit,” is said to be about 328 feet long and 196 feet wide. Initial exams show the cavern is at least 442 feet deep.

When asked about the exact location, Hickson would only say that “only the most experienced hiker” could reach it safely. Climbing into it is another matter.

“This is not a place for the casual visitor.”

View some photos of the mysterious cave below (click to enlarge):

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A newly discovered cave in a remote valley in British Columbia’s Wells Gray Provincial Park just might be the country’s largest such feature. The entrance to the cave, nicknamed ‘Sarlacc’s Pit’ by the helicopter crew who discovered it, is seen in an undated handout photo. (Caption: CBC / Photo: Catherine Hickson/Tuya Terra Geo Corp.)
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‘It’s about the size of a soccer field,’ geologist Catherine Hickson said. ‘So, if you think of a soccer field and you put that soccer field on its end so you have this pit going down.’ (Caption: CBC / Catherine Hickson/Tuya Terra Geo Corp.)
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One of the researchers working with Catherine Hickson climbs into Sarlacc’s Pit during an expedition this fall. Hickson said only the most experienced hiker could reach the cave, let alone climb into it safely. (Caption: CBC / Catherine Hickson)
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An aerial view of the entrance to Sarlacc’s Pit in Wells Gray Provincial Park. (Caption: CBC / J. Pollack)

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