We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
322
All photos (322)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hour tour”(82 reviews)
“main cave”(30 reviews)
About
Explore the Hidden Gem of Vancouver Island, now open year-round. Winner of BC’s Remarkable Experience Award and ranked #1. Explore this park in 3D - either hiking the beautiful rainforest Fossil Trail or venturing underground. Start your journey...more
Contact
3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2L7, Canada
Website
+1 250-248-7829
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Qualicum Beach
Reviews (423)
Filter reviews
414 results
Traveller rating
297
95
13
6
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
297
95
13
6
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews hour tour main cave self guided tour family tour horne lake total darkness river bend lower cave great guide cheese grater gravel road fun adventure unique experience guide alex caving tour rock climbing suspension bridge
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 414 reviews
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This was an incredible experience! The cave was fun and adventurous, with so much to see and the price is vey reasonable for what you experience I think. However, the best part for us was the impeccable service, information and help we received from our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leanna G
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

What an incredible time we had discovering, learning and climbing in the Horne Lake Caves. We felt completely safe and in awe of the amazing natural beauty of the caves. Alex our guide was genuinely excited to share his expansive knowledge with us. He was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Go641965
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at Horne Lake Caves without knowing what we were going to find.. And it was an amazing experience! We took the 3h moderate tour with Alex, a funny, knowledgeable and kind guide who, apart of showing us 4 astonishing caves around the park,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jofego12
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Myself and 2 friends took the 2 hour easiest cave tour. We were told of a walk to the cave entrance and it actually was a bit of a hike uphill. It was ok for 2 of the 3 of us. We all made it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mccagebear
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the 3 hour caving experience with Alex. He was an amazing guide who satisfied the teacher in me with his knowledge of sedimentary rocks and rock formations. He was entertaining and really made the experience memorable. I would definitely come...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank katel0vesc00kies
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Saw signs for this from the main highway decided to have a look. What a great place. Beautiful walk to the caves. We took the self guided option and rented helmets and lights which is necessary as we only had a short time. There were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kay196829
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

My parents, boyfriend and I went on the 2 Hour tour of Riverbend with the guide Ryan N and had an amazing time! We are from the Courtenay area and I can't believe it took us so long to discover this Island gem! Ryan was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicole H
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Wonderful cave tour this afternoon. Our guides - Ryan & Ryan - were both great. The trip was entertaining and educational...the jokes were pretty good as well. We will definitely go back for the more difficult excursions very soon. A must to do if you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gina P
Reviewed September 21, 2018

Great experience, our guide was great and very passionate about the cave and caving. We learned a lot about the cave and how incredible a world it is under the ground. Highly recommend. get the knee pads. the rappel down into the 55 foot cave...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nambr
Reviewed September 21, 2018

We did the 1 hour tour and it was perfect for our family (three kids, ages 6, 8, 10). There were tight crawl spaces and some internal climbs that I felt initially our youngest would have a hard time with but we all enjoyed it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tory M
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 206 nearby hotels
Esta Villa Motel
12 reviews
9.58 km away
Howard Johnson Hotel Port Alberni
166 reviews
10.52 km away
Somass Motel & RV
145 reviews
10.69 km away
Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel
553 reviews
10.91 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,141 nearby restaurants
Boomerangs Cafe
531 reviews
10.48 km away
Bare Bones Fish and Chips
492 reviews
10.48 km away
Orestes Greek Kouzina
121 reviews
10.58 km away
Mountain View Bakery & Deli
32 reviews
10.56 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,718 nearby attractions
Lighthouse Country Regional Trail
23 reviews
10.79 km away
Salish Sea Market
21 reviews
11.44 km away
Stamp River Provincial Park
162 reviews
10.24 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
melissadA3657FY
October 12, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Grant C | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately there is nothing organized for really young children. There are trails you can walk for free. Not sure if that would hold their interest, it would depend on the 3 year old.
0
Votes
Danielle_Allen
August 1, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from islandholidaymaker | Reviewed this property |
It's very tight in places. But they told me the two hour tour was more open although I did the one hour which I assumed would be easy and it was NOT! Crouching, squeezing, climbing....barely enough room to get through in... More
1
Vote
AsiatripWQB
August 23, 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from 426eddiem | Reviewed this property |
No if you do not want to
1
Vote