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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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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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Parksville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I love this place. I think it is the best Prov. Park in all of BC! Its so cool how this park is a big classroom where you can learn what happens when a cave has been looked for over 40 years and another has be self-guided for over a 100 years and just lucked in January of 2013 and... More

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University Place, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

So I was a bit leery to pay the tour price not fully knowing what we were getting into... But it turned out to be the best adventure of our vacation on the island. I contemplated doing the self tour for $8.50 v $70 for the guided tour, but we went for it. And let me tell you, there is... More

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Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This is an amazing experience if you are curious about caves and are in fairly good physical condition. Come prepared with waterproof pants and coat as well as rubber boots with good grippy soles. We bought hog-slopping boots with felt liners at Peaveymart for a good price (and found them invaluable not only for this but for kayaking and hiking... More

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Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Just returned about 15 mins ago, from the caves and wanted to write while it was fresh in my mind. I did the 3 hour Wet and Wild tour, which does live up to its name. My guides Paul and Dave were very knowledgeable about everything. We visited 3 caves, but the 2nd one was too tight and I had... More

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Vancouver
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This tour was so worth the money. I had a blast! The weather was dry for about a week before our "wet and wild" cave tour. It was pretty dry, but there was still many opportunities to get wet, but if careful, its possible to not get too wet. Tours are well managed, and safety seems high on their priority... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This was a crazy awesome adventure. We climbed through tiny crevices, rappelled down small holes in the earth and a 70ft rain barrel, and saw some very cool rock formations. Really intense way to spend the day, my only recommendation to the company would be to supply the same suits the guides wear to customers as your clothes get thoroughly... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

One of the things in my bucket was to do natural caving - no lights, this holiday I got to do the 3hr Wet and Wild. Hazel and I did the Cango Caves in South Africa back in May but that is all lighted and you walk a path. This is the opposite. Horne Lake Caves are 15 min from... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We went with 12 and 15 year olds. Excellent day! We took the 3 hour wet and wild tour which took us into 3 caves. There is a hill hike up to the caves which is similar to 5 flights of stairs then a rest then another 5 flights etc. I think we had 4 or 5 rest stops and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

We had the option of a guided tour vs. a self guided option. We opted for the guided version. Our tour guide Charlene was amazingly enthusiastic about the caves and their environment. It was a pleasure to listen to her describe the various aspects of the tour - you could tell she really loved what she did. By opting for... More

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Portland, Oregon, USA
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20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The set-up here is different from what one finds on tours of caverns in the USA, where the tours are designed to be safe and easy for almost anyone who can walk -- and are almost always led by a ranger or guide. Carlsbad Caverns does have a self-guided tour, but with well-paved, level walkways and I imagine a good... More

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