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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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Wet and Wild 3 hr Tour

Just came back from Qualicum Beach and did the 3 hour "Wet & Wild Tour" at Horne Lake Caves. First off our 2 tour guides Jesse and Riles were absolutely fantastic. Jesse was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Spartan72
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Victoria
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Victoria
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Just came back from Qualicum Beach and did the 3 hour "Wet & Wild Tour" at Horne Lake Caves. First off our 2 tour guides Jesse and Riles were absolutely fantastic. Jesse was extremely knowledgeable, providing a lot of information that was historical, cultural and educational, all combined with great enthusiasm and humour. What a fantastic natural experience, this place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Came from Victoria on a monday to a wonderful guide who took, the two of us on a three hour tour. What a private cave tour with Miles. Miles was passionate and knowledgeable. He kept us laughing and enthusiastic. AWESOME experience. Highly recommended it. Especially if you can get Miles as your guide.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was one of the most outstanding events I ever participated. A 3 hrs tour in 4 different caves. What a spectacle...and with a caring and competent guide called Myles. I really recommend this park to all, young and older, whenever around Parksville BC

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Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Awesome experience from start to finish! I Initially planned to use the online booking but had some inquiries so Called first thing Saturday morning to try to book for the Sunday 3hour wet and wild tour. My call was picked up by voicemail and was returned within an hour. Paul was super friendly and helpful in booking our adventure. I... More 

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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
40 helpful votes 40 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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