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Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park

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Address: 3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2L7, Canada
Phone Number: 250-248-7829
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Check out the Vancouver Island Underworld! Open year round for exploration...
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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Great Caves, Great Guide!

This was my second time caving and first at Horne Lake. Our guide, Sarah, was fantastic!! She let us take our time so we could soak up all the wonders of the cave and encouraged... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Campbell River, Canada
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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was my second time caving and first at Horne Lake. Our guide, Sarah, was fantastic!! She let us take our time so we could soak up all the wonders of the cave and encouraged (but didn't push) us to challenge ourselves! Appropriate humour and her own awe of the caves transferred directly to us. A great experience and one... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My girlfriend and I did the self-guided tour. We rented helmets which are highly highly recommended if you don't want to bonk your head in the caves. The caves were quite interesting, and doing the self-guided tour allowed you to explore the caves at whatever comfort level you feel you are at. Some of the pathways ways are narrow and... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

we did the self guided tour, might I say it sure pushed my boundaries. Very very cool and exciting. I would love to return to do the guided tours!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had ages from 13-70 and all equally enjoyed the 3 hour tour of 3 caves. We were lead by Miles, who had a great sense of fun and knowledge base that kept it interesting and safe from start to finish. Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I went to the caves for the first time with my class at VIU. We had such an awesome experience with Myles as our tour guide. He was very knowledgable and personable. I would recommend him to any one who is looking for that extra something to their visit. I was very pleased with my visit and will definitely be... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went on the off season so the tours were minimal and my son too young for the "wet and wild" tour so we grabbed a couple helmets ($8 each), a map and headed out. It's less than 10 minutes walk over a suspension bridge and along a trail to the first caves which are quite small and narrow. The... More 

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Elliot Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We went on the Wet and Wild 3 hour caving adventure in early February with Myles. What an excellent adventure. We were 6 adults and several quite interested in geology so the expertise of Myles was much appreciated. Felt very safe and confident in Myles experience. Would recomment this to people who are not too large...it seemed like there were... More 

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Just came back from Qualicum Beach and did the 3 hour "Wet & Wild Tour" at Horne Lake Caves. First off our 2 tour guides Jesse and Riles were absolutely fantastic. Jesse was extremely knowledgeable, providing a lot of information that was historical, cultural and educational, all combined with great enthusiasm and humour. What a fantastic natural experience, this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Came from Victoria on a monday to a wonderful guide who took, the two of us on a three hour tour. What a private cave tour with Miles. Miles was passionate and knowledgeable. He kept us laughing and enthusiastic. AWESOME experience. Highly recommended it. Especially if you can get Miles as your guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was one of the most outstanding events I ever participated. A 3 hrs tour in 4 different caves. What a spectacle...and with a caring and competent guide called Myles. I really recommend this park to all, young and older, whenever around Parksville BC

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