Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park

Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, Qualicum Beach: Hours, Address, Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park

Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Explore the Hidden Gem of Vancouver Island, now open with limited daily tour departures, smaller group sizes and new health and safety protocols. Winner of BC’s Remarkable Experience Award and ranked #1 of 22 Things To Do IN Vancouver Island. Explore this park in 3D - above by hiking through the beautiful rainforest Fossil Trail or venturing underground on a guided tour. Start your journey with a short hike through the forest to reach the cave entrance. Here you’ll begin a fascinating subterranean experience. As you step away from the emerald forest and deeper into the cave, a new world of crystal formations, marbled passages and ancient fossils are revealed. Navigate ramps, ladders and slides to meander through the caverns. Feel the cool air. Listen to the sound of your guide’s voice, the steady drip of water or the rumbling of an unexpected waterfall. Turn off your headlamp to heighten your senses and absorb the power of complete darkness on this fun and educational adventure!
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2-3 hours
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Critical Guy
Comox, Canada31 contributions
Caves? You call these caves?
Mar. 2021
Tiny little crevices you have to “crawl”on your stomach to inch your way through, that’s the type of “caves” being referenced in “Horne Lake Caves”. Definitely do not go if you’re claustrophobic. It’s not difficult to explore, it’s like exploring your grandfathers’ attic space.
Written June 8, 2021
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Cave_Park_Director
I think you made a wrong turn somewhere, CriticalGuy. Nowhere on the Riverbend Cave Explorer do you have to "crawl on your stomach to inch your way through". Same with our only other tour, the Multi-Cave Experience. Not sure where you were but please come back so we can point you to "standing up caves" with fossils, crystals and underground waterfalls. Way cooler than grandfather's attic space.
Written June 10, 2021
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Elea
Campbell River, Canada5 contributions
Your curiosity will lead the way
Nov. 2020 • Friends
Been there twice and will be back for the extreme cave and rappel tour as soon as it is possible!
Crew is always very welcoming and make us feel comfortable.
Caves are amazing, don't want to spoil what you see in there but I can say it's worth it! The amount of knowledge transmitted is contagious and makes you want to learn more!

To sum up, I'd say excitement is guaranteed, I recommand 😃
Written May 26, 2021
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Mariia B
1 contribution
Great experience that you will not forget
Nov. 2020
It was my first experience with the caves and I absolutely loved it! Both, me and my partner, were extremely grateful to have this experience. The most memorable part was when we all turned off our head lamps and we set in the complete darkness for the couple of minutes. Unforgettable experience!
Written December 8, 2020
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Harp S
1 contribution
AWSOME!
Oct. 2020
Great experience. I feel it made my and my partner closer. The waterfall climb, the beautiful rock formations and the overall feeling was such an amazing experience. Guide was very Punny and knowledgeable.
Written October 15, 2020
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Kim B
New York City, NY1 contribution
Caving at its finest!
Oct. 2020
Curtis was a great guide! The caves did not disappoint. There were a lot of fun experiences. We definitely want to come back when the longer tour is back up & running.
Written October 13, 2020
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Hannah
Langford, Canada3 contributions
Amazing caving
Oct. 2020 • Business
Went up to Horne lake caves with my class, west coast adventure college. And I was not disappointed. The guide Myles was super nice and full of funny dad jokes, and knowledge. We went into the main cave where u get to climb this little water fall, go down slides they have installed and my favourite part was turning our head lights off and really experiencing what darkness really is. And we also ventured into the river rock cave I believe it is called. And that one had some really cool stuff, lots and lots of calcite. Thank you so much Horne lake caves! I’ll definitely be coming back in the near future!
Written October 11, 2020
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Nora L
Red Deer, Canada32 contributions
Great caving experience
Sep. 2020
Myles did an excellent job of sharing his love of caves with us on this spelunking adventure. This is not an event for anyone with mobility issues as there is a switchback hike up to the first cave, which is an old river bed, with large boulders to clamber over. Nevertheless, it was an amazing experience and we had a lot of fun. There was a focus on safety, with hand sanitizer, masks, helmets and teaching about using a 3 point position at all times for stability. We dressed for the 8 degree cave temperatures, but be sure to wear layers as the mask and exercise kept us warmer than we expected. Group members with claustrophobia actually had no difficulty on this excursion, largely due to the excellent guiding and coaching of Myles.
Written September 28, 2020
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Annette M
Burnaby, Canada22 contributions
Epic!
Sep. 2020 • Couples
Great experience. My only difficulty was fogging glasses because we were required to wear masks in the cave. The guide was very knowledgable and went at a pace so all could enjoy.
Written September 23, 2020
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Cdns_on_vacation
Halifax13 contributions
Great caving experience
Sep. 2020
Had a great caving experience at Horne Lake Caves. Our guide Myles was extremely knowledgeable, and did a wonderful job sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for caving with the group. The calcite features in Riverbend cave were quite impressive, and the waterfall chute climb was challenging and fun. Knee pads would have made the experience more enjoyable for me, and I certainly was happy I had gloves, so I would recommend both. Thanks!
Written September 20, 2020
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Walter D
Abbotsford, Canada40 contributions
More than met expectations
Sep. 2020 • Couples
Went to the caves for a tour. The safety briefing was clear and covered the important points including the wearing of masks due to Covid. The total time for the tour was over 2 1/2 hrs and were slowed down by some inexperienced climbers who struggled going up and over rocks and tight spaces. That aside, the experience inside the caves was amazing. The sights and the total black out moment was truly amazing. Would highly recommend the tour to anyone who would be going near the area.
Written September 16, 2020
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