(Digital Journal) While doing an aerial caribou count in east-central British Columbia in April, officials from Canada’s ministry of national resources, quite by accident, came across a massive cave never seen by humans before — possibly the largest in Canada.
The cave was found in April in an alpine valley in Wells Gray Provincial Park in east-central British Columbia. The cave’s mouth gapes 328 feet (100 meters) across, so big that if the Statue of Liberty were to be tipped on its side, it just might span the opening.
The width of the cave is similarly impressive, measuring 197 feet (60 meters), and the cave extends at least 443 feet (135 meters) straight down, reports Live Science. John Pollack, an archaeological surveyor who has visited the site, said it was a “nationally significant” find.