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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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“hour tour” (53 reviews)
“main cave” (24 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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"main cave"
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"family tour"
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"self guided tour"
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"horne lake"
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"total darkness"
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"ice age"
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"lower cave"
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"hard hat"
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"amazing adventure"
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"great guide"
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"rock climbing"
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"gravel road"
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"cheese grater"
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"caving tour"
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"vancouver island"
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"well worth the money"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Three of us went on Friday May 18,2018 and it was a really enjoyable time. We have been to Waitomo Caves in New Zealand and found these a more enjoyable experience. The guides Alex and Ryan were an absolute joy to be with. Full of...More

Thank Grant C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We set on our adventure here with a group of 7 brave souls!!! I personally had never been in a cave and was freaking out due to claustrophobia. Our guide Alex made it all better and amazing! Very knowledgeable and understanding!!! It was very cool,...More

Thank ali b
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came all the way from Arborg Manitoba to visit family in Nanaimo and went for the 1 hour tour and it’s definitely worth it. The tour guides were excellent and very friendly. Next time I’m back on the island it will definitely be a...More

Thank Deena O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a first time caving experience on the 1 hour tour with Alex and Matt!! I highly recommend this as one of the funnest things to do ever!!! I can hardly wait to go back and try some of the other tours.....there is a tour...More

Thank Shirley A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been in a cave before, so we went for the 1-hour tour of the main cave. Ryan, our tour guide, was hilarious and a lot of fun throughout the whole thing. He told us about the rocks and cave geology stuff but...More

Thank Stefanie D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently went on a 3 hour cave tour with Alex. We saw three different caves with a great variety of climbing and caving experiences. Alex shared about the geology and chemistry of the caves in a simple but interesting way. The scenery was awesome...More

Thank 1968cLb
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

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 10 April 2018

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 1 April 2018

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 29 March 2018

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

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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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