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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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“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 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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Reviewed August 24, 2017

super rad. worth doing the more adventurous longer one. the end is one of the coolest parts. on your belly, crawling through a gap that requires water to be pumped out by the guide while your crawling so you can pass through.

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

We just missed the guided tours for the day but self-exploration was a great introduction to caving for our kids, and very economical. We could have spent longer, and wish we had managed a guided tour. Next time!

Thank ClaraTim
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Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Best excursion ever! We have travelled many places around the world as a family - always looking for unique adventures. The 5 hour excursion with Felix (the Aussie) was something we will talk about for years to come! Felix was so knowledgable and such a...More

Thank Lynn A
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

I would not go out of my way to visit the caves but if yu are in the area they are interesting. The tour guides are very good, but the cave isn't spectacular, more fun for kids, no stalagmites on the basic tour. The 2...More

Thank suzieFortCollins
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

Was staying near by and used the 4 hour tour to learn a little bit more about the caves and local areas. The guides were great and though they have to say the standard stuff, they were great about giving you some extra insight into...More

Thank thatcraigguy
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

We gad done the 2 hour toyr a few years ago. This time did the 3 hour tour. Choose this one!!! The one hour tour does the main cave which is more of an adventure with some tight sqeezes and ladders and a slide. The...More

Thank Deanna C
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

Take some water. Great experience overall. Did not know about the 45 minute climb up the mountain. It was a hot day and being unaware of the climb we did not take any water.

Thank blfcrewse
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

I've visited several caves, in different countries; from Glow Worm caves in New Zealand to extraordinarily large caves in Viet Nam . All were, to some extent, "sanitized" with pathways, steps, railings, etc., to make it easier for people to navigate. These caves are not...More

Thank G D
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Danielle_Allen
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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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Response from Eddie M | Reviewed this property |
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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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