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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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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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3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2L7, Canada
+1 250-248-7829
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

We did a family tour, which was fun and we no doubt went places we would not have gone. I have been back twice on self guided. Unfortunately, the main cave is closed to self-guided people. The lower cave is fun an suitable for 12-15...More

Thank newmy
Reviewed 16 July 2013

My husband and I did the 4 hour High Aerial tour, guided by Brent who was fantastic. Our small group of 8 (including guide) thoroughly enjoyed our tour and were surprised by how much we learned about the natural formations. Highlights include getting to shimmy...More

2  Thank Trina Z
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Likes: the experience, the tour guide, the thrill Dislikes: how not many people know about this yet! Background: Went here in June 2013 to take a weekday tour. There were about 6-8 people with us, plus the tour guide. We took the Ice Age Tour....More

2  Thank lilmissrichmond
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Yikes - the 4 hour tour is really something. Not for the faint of heart and very interesting and beautiful. We had an excellent guide who was confident and knowledgable - he was able to get us through the hard stuff, mentally as well as...More

2  Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 18 June 2013

We stumbled across the Horne Lake Caves experience somewhat by accident. I have lived on Vancouver Island almost all my life and I never knew this cave system existed. Everyone should have a try at this excursion - it is well worth the experience. Be...More

2  Thank GatorVictoria_BC
Reviewed 10 June 2013

taking a trip into the caves was a personal victory for me. I have always been claustrophobic, but was assured these caves weren't small and no tight squeezes. Well the climb up there nearly killed me ( must be in better shape next time) but...More

1  Thank quwicken
Reviewed 29 May 2013

While visiting Nanaimo, we took a day-trip to the Horne Lake Caves. After getting off the main highway, we had about 10 km of an unpaved, uneven, gravelly and pot-holed road to get to the caves. (we almost turned back on a couple occasions, but...More

2  Thank honeybee1951
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Went caving here a few years ago, just loved it for the most part, mostly the trails....not really fond of tight, dark spaces you can get stuck in!

1  Thank Stacey S
Reviewed 13 May 2013

While up visiting family we found the Horne Lake Caves, it was a great afternoon adventure. We did the family cavern tour (1.5) hours. The hike and cave was fun and interesting, if we are to return I will be trying one of the more...More

Thank savesomeoneelse
Reviewed 18 April 2013

Wonderful place to explore and learn.. great for a family day trip or summer holiday of camping at the campgrounds near. Well worth the stop on your travels between Parksville BC & Bowser BC on Vancouver Island.

Thank AllensNanaimoBC
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1 August 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
23 August 2016|
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Response from Eddie M | Reviewed this property |
No if you do not want to
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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