This Crystal Cave Shop In Ontario Has A Huge Collection Of Gorgeous Rare Gems
No this is what we call a hidden gem!
We’re charged up about this one. If you’re as obsessed with crystals and gemstones as us then you need to check out this magical shoppe in Ontario. Crystal Cave Canada has a rare collection of minerals, crystals, gems and fossils for sale and it brings a whole new meaning to the term “hidden gem.”
There's a real provincial feel to it, too, as many of the crystals available are actually found right here in Ontario, owner James Toth tells Narcity.
“We do a lot of our own digging, cutting and polishing ourselves from places like Thunder Bay for amethyst, Herkimer, New York, for Herkimer diamonds, and Prince Edward County for fossils,” Toth explained via email.
“We go out mineral hunting as often as we can, though five months of winter doesn't help.”
Some of the rarest finds here include Crocoite, Hanksite, and Siderite, though a larger and rarer collection can be viewed in the shoppe’s museum.
It should be noted that items in the museum are not available to purchase.
But, complete with meditation pod and inspirational messages, this man-made “cave” looks like one of the most tranquil spots in the province.
So if going out andsounds like too much work, then this little shoppe is perfect for you.
Crystal Cave Canada is located in South River, Ont., meaning it's roughly three hours from Toronto.
Luckily, this little oasis is close to Algonquin Provincial Park, so you could easily turn your crystal shopping spree into a full-day adventure.
Who knows, you might even find some of your own gems in the park as well.
More than just rare stones, the shoppe is also full of popular crystals like amethyst, labradorite and clear quartz, just to name a few.
With such a wide selection available, prices can range from $1 for tumbled polished stones all the way to $1,500 for things like amethyst cathedrals.
From the mineral exhibit to the artisan village, there’s so much for you to explore here.
Be aware that at the time of writing, Crystal Cave Canada is closed until further notice, like much in Ontario right now.
But you can bet this spot is going on our future adventure list ASAP.
Crystal Cave Canada
Address: 11077 Hwy 124, South River, ON
Why You Need To Go: You can browse a rare collection of crystals, gems, and fossils at this peaceful shoppe.