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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago

We did the 1 hr tour, expecting difficulty to increase a bit with duration (found out after this is not the case, and as we were with our 5 yr old, the 2 hr tour might have been better) - as someone who is claustrophobic,...More

Thank Cass C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went on a 3 hour tour with 3 of my buddies and for the first hour there were two German tourists, but after that it was just us and the guide and it was a phenomenal time. Not only were the caves spectacular but...More

Thank Justin W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with the 3 hour tour and it was a pretty cool tour! We were, unfortunately, placed in a group with a large family across various age so the progress of the tour was a bit slow... but this is no one's fault. The...More

Thank traveller321000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 2-hour Riverbend Explorer Tour of the caves. There were 8 people plus our guide on this tour. Since it was June, the caves were cool (not cold) -- the staff said to expect the cold to be like the inside of a...More

1  Thank gnicholls1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time caving, and we decided to do the 4 hour tour. Best decision. We had Alex as our guide and he was so knowledgeable about everything. He had an answer to all of our questions. We were a little worried initially...More

Thank Adventureswithjess
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 2 hour Riverbend Cave Exploration and tour and had a really great time. Our guide Matt was awesome, he was really knowledgable with an easygoing demeanour, and a good sense of humour to boot. He quelled my concerns before I even...More

Thank Kristy J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our 14 year old son and 10 year old daughter on the one hour guided tour. None of us has ever been in a cave before. Our tour guide was Ryan N, who was friendly, very informative and had a...More

Thank smgowen
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another view from a parent based on the review by Andrew M. I was part of another tour with the same group of kids. Our guide Alex was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. He was able to answer all questions and keep both students and parents...More

Thank lochinvarr
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took 38 kids age 8-10 up to Horne Lake caves for a 3 day adventure and what an adventure it was! The rappelling was the highlight for many of them until we went Caving. Our tour guide was Ryan N and he was incredible....More

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of three visited the Caves and were delighted by the experience! We did a two hour tour with Alex. He knew just about everything there is to know about caving! Our six year old was just big enough to handle the physical aspect...More

Thank CarlE009
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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 |
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Shawé H
19 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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