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Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park

3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2L7, Canada
+1 250-248-7829
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4-Hour Vertical Cave Challenge in Horne Lake
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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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  • Average3%
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“hour tour” (58 reviews)
“main cave” (25 reviews)
“family tour” (18 reviews)
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3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2L7, Canada
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+1 250-248-7829
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

This was a great experience. I really enjoyed the pure darkness it was very grounding. Definitely, recommend bringing sunglasses for after.

Thank Takuma V
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

We did the longest tour and had such a great time. Our guide was fantastic and it was a pretty surreal experience. You'll not want to do the 5 hour tour if you're a more than a bit unfit or if you're very claustrophobic, but...More

Thank Barefoot_TD
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

We were limited with our time and weren't quite sure what these caves were about. We were surprised by the gravel/dirt roads (roughly 18 kms) and thought maybe we were on the wrong road. Regardless, once we got there we were advised all tours were...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018

We enjoyed this trip immensely. We did the three-hour caving tour. The caving experience was novel and enlightening. Some physical challenges, loved by my teenagers, were available. The tour guide, Adam, was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. I recommend him as a tour guide for anyone...More

Thank ChilliwackFamily
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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

We just visited Horne Lake Caves with two girls aged 7 & 10. We had a great time exploring the caves on our own and were surprised that we were able to see so much without a guide. We came out quite dirty after crawling...More

Thank Terri C
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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit for most ages. We did a tour and did the self-guided caves. The tour was informative and well organized. Certainly can challenge anyone with some fears of tight spaces but well worth it. A real highlight of any...More

1  Thank thatcraigguy
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

I first visited this cave with my family in the winter. If you plan on visiting during this time, make sure you call ahead if you want to take a tour as there often won't be a guide available, this is what happened to us....More

Thank felixrulz
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Reviewed February 20, 2018

My wife and I were on vacation to the island and we found out about the caves. My wife had never been in a cave before. Our guide was very knowledgeable and reassuring. We had a great time down in the caves and we will...More

Thank Jeff R
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

I'm new to the island and found this a very unique activity to do with my son who was visiting from the prairies. We could tell from the pictures and description on Horne Lake Caves web site that this would be different from anything we've...More

Thank 818,283
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

September 2017. We did the 2-hour Riverbend Explorer tour -- 11 tourist and 2 guides. Very interesting cave and instructor; we had never previously been in a cave like this. We're very glad we wore our hiking boots with excellent grip and dressed very warm...More

1  Thank KevinMiller1956
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Danielle_Allen
August 1, 2017|
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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
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August 23, 2016|
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Response from Eddie M | Reviewed this property |
No if you do not want to
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May 19, 2016|
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Response from Cave_Park_Director | Property representative |
Yes the road is a publicly-maintained gravel road. No problem for cars just take it easy on the speed. As summer is peak time around the lake, watch out for oncoming traffic - everything from ATV's to logging trucks share... More
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