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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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Multi Cave Adventure Tour
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5-Hour Extreme Rappel Expedition in Horne Lake
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2-Hour Outdoor Rock Rappel Training 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%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hour tour” (53 reviews)
“main cave” (24 reviews)
“family tour” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2L7, Canada
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+1 250-248-7829
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"hour tour"
in 53 reviews
"main cave"
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"family tour"
in 18 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 17 reviews
"horne lake"
in 28 reviews
"total darkness"
in 12 reviews
"ice age"
in 10 reviews
"lower cave"
in 9 reviews
"hard hat"
in 8 reviews
"amazing adventure"
in 8 reviews
"great guide"
in 8 reviews
"rock climbing"
in 7 reviews
"gravel road"
in 7 reviews
"cheese grater"
in 6 reviews
"caving tour"
in 6 reviews
"vancouver island"
in 25 reviews
"well worth the money"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a 1 hour tour and if we had had extra time we would have done more. The tour was great and the cave was beautiful and well preserved. Our guide Alex was awesome and fun. He knew much about the cave and geology...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff at Horne Lake Caves are so helpful, knowledgeable, and fun! It was a wonderful experience to spend the day at the caves, exploring on our own then joining a fun and very informative guided tour. Can't wait to return! Being in the energy underground...More

Thank Loren G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Wiretap
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank thatcraigguy
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Reviewed 23 February 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 21 February 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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Danielle_Allen
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
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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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Shawé H
20 May 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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