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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%
  • Poor1%
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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 September 12, 2017 via mobile

Awesome cave tour! We walked in and they arranged a "custom tour" for us to go on with an awesome guide. Instead of a group of 14, we got to go 3 and a guide so it was much more roomy. Our guide, Ryan, was...More

Thank Kaitlyn C
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

We took the 1hr tour with Adam. We had 2 grumpy teens one bubbly 9yr old and a 65 year old Grandma. Everyone had a blast! The climbing and squeezing in the cave was such a fun challenge. The second guide (can't remember his name...More

Thank bendormaya
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

The first time I stopped by and the timing wasn't right, so I rented a lighted helmet(I recommend the full power light option) and did the self guided tour, it was good, but you don't get to really see the formations, and can only go...More

Thank C9510CEpaull
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Reviewed September 9, 2017

My friends and I travelled from the mainland to try spelunking for the first time today. I literally just got home from this trip, but I needed to review immediately because this 3-hour tour was well worth the travel and expense. We did 1 hour...More

Thank Jerika_Aisza
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

My dad and I had an amazing time at the Horne Lake Caves today! Booking the tour was easy, and everyone on the phone and in the office was helpful and friendly. Our guide Ryan N. was knowledgeable and hilarious, and the caves were unbelievable....More

Thank Jessica M
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

My nine yr old granddaughter and I (71) loved this experience. John W , our guide, was amazing. He made us feel comfortable also encouraging us to attempt the challenges. His educational material was fascinating peppered with a delightful comic bent. We can't wait to...More

Thank Chad1946
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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Travelling with 2 boys ages 11 and 8 I paid for the 2 hr family oriented Riverbend tour. The two guides Paul and Ryan were awesome and made everyone in the group relaxed and looking forward to the adventure. The tour began with a short...More

Thank Dora F
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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

It was great fun our guides were awesome and knowledgeable about the caves, the history of the area and the plant life outside the caves. My only disappointment is that if you want to go see the other caves that are open to the public...More

Thank Constance M
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I arrived for the 3 hour morning tour (without reservation) and had a small group of 5, including our exceptionally funny tour guide, Felix. It was a short hike up to the top of the first cave, with plenty of breaks to...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2017

Myself and a buddy did the 3 hour tour exploring 2x caves and it was really cool. We really wanted to try the 5 hour tour but we didn't book far enough in advance. I haven't done any caving before so i don't have anything...More

Thank Graeme R
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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 |
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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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