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
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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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Jun. 2022 • Couples
It’s a great experience, we found ourselves surprised at the amount of interaction you are able to have within the caves,
TJ was An amazing cave guide, he was comfortable, he knew what he was doing, he cracked some (more than some) jokes
He added his own flair and knowledge to the landscapes and environment we were going through.

Would highly recommend the experience,
Thanks again for an awesome tour
Written June 22, 2022
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Melinda O
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Jun. 2022 • Couples
It was an excellent tour! Fun, informative and little challenging! Our guide, Emile had a great humor and he was very helpful too! Hope I can go back to visit more caves! Beautiful formations!
Written June 19, 2022
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KirkyD9
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions
Jun. 2022
After years of driving by the signs on the highway, we decided it was finally time for a cave tour. (They came highly recommended by many friends!) We had hoped to do the Max Depth tour, but the wet spring meant that there was still too much water in early June. We were warned about a week ahead that we might have to change tours, and all the communication about the change was timely and helpful. The Multi-Cave tour didn't feel like a downgrade at all, it was so cool. Our guide Emil was great: super knowledgeable and enthusiastic, kept things interesting for every member of the group, and had loads of corny jokes. I'll be back someday for the longer tour, I really want to do the rappelling!
Written June 17, 2022
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Courtenay N
Victoria, Canada14 contributions
Jun. 2022
Me and my mom went and did this finally after wanting to do it for years, and it did not disappoint. We had Emil as our guide and he was funny and knowledgeable. They are nice small groups and we felt safe the entire time. Be prepared to get down and dirty :) Definitely worth the trip!
Written June 17, 2022
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Colleen C
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Jun. 2022
My sons and I had a wonderful time on our tour today. This was my 5th time doing this tour and every time it feels like it's my first! It really is one of those MUST SEE places to visit! Special thank you to our amazing tour guide Chloe.... erm... Kurtis :) He was very informative and so funny he had us laughing through the entire tour!
Written June 13, 2022
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Adam L
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Jun. 2022 • Friends
It was quite a memorable experience made better by our knowledgeable and passionate guide Oscar. Got to see some really interesting formations and learn about the geologic history of the area. Oscar took care to check in with us and make sure we were never uncomfortable with any part of the experience.
Written June 9, 2022
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Juneau
Washington1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
We really enjoyed our experience and our guide Curtis was both insightful and funny! Totally worth coming back to explore more caves!
Written May 30, 2022
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Nicole
Langley, Canada3 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Such a crazy cool experience!! Not at all what we were expecting. A fun wild adventure through deep coastal caves. Our guide Chloe was awesome! She was very knowledgeable and super fun 😊 Thanks to all the staff & crew for making this out of world (or should I say inner… haha) experience possible!
Written May 24, 2022
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Fer Medina
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May 2022
The crew waited for us even though they didn't have to, they gave us a call to see how far off we were from the caves and let us catch up to the group. Understanding and with great customer service. Tour guides are knowledgeable and versed about the caves, they are open to any questions and pretty relaxed (The tourists are the ones that don't ask questions and make it lame). You don't really have to be fit to go in Riverbend, they make it family-friendly. Great experience,
Written May 24, 2022
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NJehn
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May 2022 • Family
Had an amazing 1st time cave experience with my family here this past Saturday. Way cooler than I dreamed, and definitely the highlight of our trip to Parksville. We all learned alot about caves and how they are formed. We all loved our tour guide Chloe, and even though my kids have still not stopped talking about the darkness, drinking cave water, and climbing a waterfall, they both say their fave part of the exp was Chloe:)
Written May 24, 2022
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