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Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park

Address: 3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2L7, Canada
Phone Number: 250-248-7829
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Check out the Vancouver Island Underworld! Open year round for exploration above and below ground...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Parks, Outdoors
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 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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Miami, FL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I have never been in a cave. So when I saw the sign my husband and I decided to give it a go. For a nominal fee they provide helmets with lamps and a map. We ended up doing the self guided tour and explored three caves. Like children we got dirty which was fun. I was doing great until... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Our family -- husband, wife, and young adult daughter -- visited this park in summertime, with the intention of going on a cave exploration trip. Before we set out, we saw a short film about the cave to help us understand what to expect. At first, we were alone in the small theater, and then after the film began, a... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Been here a couple times. The camp ground is very nice. The caves are simply amazing. The tour guides are very informative and answer all your questions. The formations are fantastic. Definitely a great day!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place has something for all ages......nice walks, small caves and some pretty hairy deep caves guided by very well trained professionals. parking is easy an plentiful, Souvenir shop with Interpretation Centre. Great stop for the whole family!.

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Louth Lincolnshire
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8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

After a very hairy drive down 12k of gravel road we arrived here and were blown out by the beauty of the area. Several times we had nearly given up on the drive and nearly turned round thinking it was not worth going further, but when we saw the blueness of the lakes and the surrounding area we were were... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Did the 3 hour wet and wild tour last Christmas and the family wanted more! Miles was our guide and he was great! There are three areas of hands and knee crawl with a good length of belly crawl. If you don't like to be dirty this might not be the tour for you. I am a larger person and... More 

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

5 stars for the tour guide alone! Jessie was down to earth, very good at her job and up for a laugh. Really interesting tour around 3 caves. You will get dirty and a bit damp so dress accordingly.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

My friends took me on the four hour tour for my birthday. It was a lot of fun. The guide was hilarious and incredibly knowledgeable. He was very patient too, and made everybody comfortable. The caves were beautiful and interesting. I loved the parts on the harness. One piece of advice: Definitely read and observe the guidelines on what to... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

These caves are amazing. My daughter and I were only able to do the self-guided tour, but we really enjoyed it and are excited to one day undertake one of the longer tours. Really neat and different thing to do. Wear pants and good water-proof shows and if you want one of the family tours though, make sure you book... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A wonderful morning visiting the caves. The guides were very friendly and gave a lot of interesting information. Well worth the visit.

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