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Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park

3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2L7, Canada
250-248-7829
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Campbell River, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I went caving this past weekend for the first time. It was a lot of fun! We did the three hour cave tour and the time flew by. My favourite moment was when we viewed the calcite formation that resembled Buddha. We were led by a man named Kieran who was extremely knowledgable about caves, and also added witty comedic... More

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Port Alberni, Canada
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8 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We have brought guests twice for the family cave tour, once with our grandchildren ages 6 and 14, and once with our nephews ages 11 and 15. This is a great experience, from the cool hardhats with miner lanterns to the knowledgeable and competent guides to the fabulous cave. We are seniors and found the tour challenging but doable. There... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Husband, 11 year old son and I all took a 3 hour cave tour and it was SPECTACULAR. The guide (I think his name was Paul) was great and the experience was definitely worth the drive. Would highly recommend a guided tour as opposed to exploring the caves by yourself, as you simply won't be able to access the most... More

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Burnaby, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive about going caving. But Kieran's calm persona ensured we would have an outstanding time. Even my 6 year old grandson was able to make his way down into the cave. Once inside the cave we climbed, slid and scrambled our way down. At the end of our cave journey we turned out our lights and... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

this is a wonderful family excursion. There is something for every age. Come prepared with good boots and water gear plus water and snacks. It's best to phone ahead and reserve so as not to be disappointed as it is a popular site.

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Yorkton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was my first time Caving!! Well lets just say I was not disappointed, we were taken to three different caves each with its own uniqueness to it. One with more water, one with more limestone formations, and on with more fossils, etc. The tour guide was fabulous, I mean he was passionate about his work , he explained everything... More

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Sonora, Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Horne Lake Cave Park is amazing. The caves are beautiful - 90 foot crystal white flowstone with rimstone pools of calcium saturated water, 75 foot waterfalls that YOU get to safely rappel down (and rock climb back up), perfectly preserved ancient marine fossils, calcite as white as snow, all buried beneath the lush green temperate rainforest of the Pacific Northwest!... More

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Qualicum Beach BC
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25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went there today for a much repeated visit. We love to fish and regularly catch trout both from the shore and from our boat, They are developing more camp sites every year. We love to go there "off season" when it's quiet and no noisy radios around.

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Novato
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60 reviews 60 reviews
3 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We discovered this excursion while on shore leave from our cruise vacation. After renting a car, we followed a long gravel road off the highway to a little mobile building deep in the woods where we were able to sign up for the short one and a half tour of the local cave system. It was offered by the cruise... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Horne Lake Caves is well worth a visit. I chose the Ice Age Adventure, 3 hr. long, touring 3 different caves. The largest toured was Riverbend with different stalactites and stalagmites. The toughest part for me was the 1 km hike up to cave opening. Inside was tortuous but perfectly doable. The guides named Myles and Mehdi were knowledgeable and... More

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