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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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Forest walk

I am not a cave fan, so did not venture on any tours. The forest and the walk around the park and lake here is glorious. Well worth a visit! Bring snacks and water, as the snacks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Tofino, Canada
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Tofino, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I am not a cave fan, so did not venture on any tours. The forest and the walk around the park and lake here is glorious. Well worth a visit! Bring snacks and water, as the snacks here are pricey.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing! We did the 90 minute tour that does not involve any tight spaces.Well worth the money!! 20 minute walk with your guide up to the caves. Be aware this is a natural cave with large river rocks on the floor that can be a bit slick. Do yourself a favor and pay the $3 for the upgraded headlight lamp.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have been to Vancouver Island dozens of times. It is always beautiful and welcoming. BUT this visit my niece and nephew wanted to go CAVEING/SPELUNKING. WoW... good thing. Fun, Beautiful, Safe, Educational and some good well paced exercise. Bring your camera. Both inside and outside the Caves, BRITISH COLUMBIA is photogenic. Guides are well educated and have that Disneyland... More 

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Summerland, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We really wanted to do the 4 hours tour but it was sold out and lucky for us, when we came in for our 3 hours tour, they had a cancellation on the 4 hours so we were able to book it. I am so happy it turned out that way, it was amazing! Must say, if you don't like... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I camped at this park this summer, it was nice. Nice people working there, clean campsites and bathrooms. The bathrooms however are just out houses which would be my only complaint.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

An awesome exprience! This was our first time doing caving (spelunking) in a natural/undeveloped cave...no lighting,raling or platforms. We went with our 7 year old daughter so we did the Family tour and it was definitely worh it. Sig and Edgar were our guides, both were super informative and you can definitely tell they love what the do. Would have... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The guided tour for families is an excellent introduction to caving. Richard, our guide, was knowledgable, passionate about caves and excited to share his knowledge. He was a dynamic speaker and kept our interest by injecting humour. The activity level was not too strenuous. We walked 1 km uphill to the Riverbend Cave opening but stopped 5 times along the... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Caving. Not high on my list I must say. But I'm so glad I when. The caving experience was massive. Crawling, sliding down 100 yards to reach the Buddha room, incredible. The visual elements, Mother Nature effects inside were mind blowing. Very cool. Our guides also made the whole experience brilliant. Miffy was outstanding. Tons of history, details and made... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Awesome camping, awesome lake, awesome water, awesome trekking into the caves and forest. You can't go wrong with a visit here.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Our family enjoyed the caves on a rainy day. The tree canopy is such that even though it was raining, the ground was relatively dry. Bring proper gear, sturdy shoes and rain gear. It's free if you don't rent helmets or lights but, we saw a guy without a helmet whack his head pretty hard.

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