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Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park

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Address: 3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2L7, Canada
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Check out the Vancouver Island Underworld! Open year round for exploration...

Check out the Vancouver Island Underworld! Open year round for exploration above and below ground. Tours range from easy family tours all the way to the "Underground Extreme" where explorers rappel down a seven-storey waterfall! Or try the "3 hr. "Wet & Wild" Spelunking Adventure. Next door to the Horne Lake Campground where visitors will find lakefront campsites, canoe & kayak rentals, free parking & picnic area, boat launch and even camping in a teepee!

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US$56.56*
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Multi Cave Adventure Tour
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US$34.43*
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2-Hour Outdoor Rock Rappel Training in Horne Lake
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4-Hour Vertical Cave Challenge in Horne Lake

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A fun experience

The caves are a treat. Something different to explore. You can go on your own* with helmet an light which you can rent, or you can go on a tour or two. We heard the spelunking is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The caves are a treat. Something different to explore. You can go on your own* with helmet an light which you can rent, or you can go on a tour or two. We heard the spelunking is great fun

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did the 3-hour Wet & Wild Tour, and it was really great. Our group ranged from age 20 - 55, and if there were some tough spaces, we had alternative routes. But we all stepped out of our comfort zone and did just great. Our guide was very careful and encouraging and his knowledge of cave history was very... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I went on the 4 hour tour, our first caving experiencing, and it was amazing. I never thought BC had such an extensive cave system. We're 57 and 61, pretty fit, but not rock climbers, and this trip was well within our ability. Our guide was very competent and we felt safe the entire time. We learned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been there twice and taken friends as well. This is an amazing adventure for either a short trip or the long tour. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking for something different and awesome!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Horne Lake was my first caving experience and what an eye opener it was! There is so much unique beauty hidden in those caves! Our guide was extremely passionate and eager to share his knowledge about the secrets of each of the three caves we visited. Main cave was our first stop, it began with a slightly narrow entrance, but... More 

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Thank Grace C
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Clothing - I have caved in many areas of Europe and this is the first place that asks you to wear your own clothing without providing a protective over suite. There are very few people in the world who have good water proof material that they don't mind getting torn or shred on the rocks in the caves. To enjoy... More 

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Cave_Park_Director, Owner at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to submit a review. We are happy to hear that you chose to visit Horne Lake Caves, and particularly happy to hear that your interest in caves has you seeking them out around the world -- that's cool :-) There have been many discussions about coveralls for clients during our 28 years of operation.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is the great fun to do with the family , special the kids , it is a little challenge for people like me ,(over 60 year young )wow ! they do offer 1 , 3 hours tours ,we have the 3 hours tour with John ,he is excellent leader and very knowledgable , girlfriend #1 get so wet and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The 3 hour wet and wild tour was fun (albeit not very wet or wild), but a little slow paced. Next time I would do one of the extreme tours in the summer, or just rent equipment and go on my own.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Easy drive from Qualicum Beach. The road in does get a bit greasy , but nothing too bad. Certainly worth it in spite of a few potholes. The surrounding area is beautiful. Easy up hill hike for our kids ( 3 and 7). We just went in the main cave and it was a very fun experience. It won't blow... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We booked the 2 hour tour on line and really enjoyed it. The place is well off the beaten path and while the road is a bit rough in places the journey is worth it, just don't wash the car before you go. We opted for the $3 headlamp upgrade and the women also bought some rubberized gloves. You can... More 

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