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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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Bellevue, Washington
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125 reviews 125 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a good place to get a guided spelunking experience. There are many choices from exploring yourself to repelling into one of caves. Spend the money if you are able and take one of the tours. we took the 1.5 hr tour. You go thru a small suspension bridge and walk up 1/2 mile to the cave entrance. You... More

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North Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Have you ever been deep in side a cave? If not this is a must do! adventure,exciting,fun, We did it for the first time we had seen the signs and new it was there just never had enough time so this year we made time. We decided to do the easy family cave trip now we are planing on doing... More

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Powell River, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

With my family group of adults and teenagers I visited the Horne Lake Caves, for the 'Family Cavern' tour. On the whole a good experience, and it was a great introduction for those young people who hadn't been caving before. The guides were good, knowledgeable and personable. As a senior, I really enjoyed the caving experience and had very little... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Took the 3 hour "Ice Age" tour - our guide (Paul) was excellent and the caves were fun to explore. Definitely not for the unadventurous - lots of agility is required to navigate tight spaces!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wow! this was an amazing experience. First off, our guide was funny and knowledgeable. She talked lots about the geology and how the caves were formed which was interesting and knew the terminology for everything that happens in and out of the caves, very impressed! The tour we did was the 90-minute family tour and it was well planned out... More

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Stony Plain, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stopped here on a whim when travelling further north. This trip would have been better if we would have been more prepared with proper clothing and footwear; shoes/boots with good grips are a must! Bring a good and sturdy flashlight too. We didn't do a tour but in retrospect, we should have. Either way, the caves were beautiful! Be... More

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Red Deer, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Did the 90 minute family caving tour...it was excellent. Both of our children (ages 10 and 12) loved it as well. It was great to have a guide (Jessie) along to make it a very educational experience (sorry, that's the teacher in me coming out). It felt like we got a good work out and learned a lot about the... More

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Campbell River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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85 reviews 85 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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