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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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Ryder was the perfect guide! He explained things well while keeping it comical. We did the 4 hour high adventure and I want to come back and do more tours. Im glad I brought... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Ryder was the perfect guide! He explained things well while keeping it comical. We did the 4 hour high adventure and I want to come back and do more tours. Im glad I brought gloves and wore clothes I was okay getting dirty in because you do maneuver in tight places and get dirty, fun and worth it dirty. Thanks... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The beautiful walk to the caves and going inside the caves! The family lives going back often. Such surreal feeling in the total darkness with only a hard hat and head lamp.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

What great surprise. I was expecting a commercial style experience with walkways etc. this was true eco-tourism. The family tour was excellent. Our guide truly understood her audience and gave everyone an experience that they will remember for a long time.

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Victoria, Canada
3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I was so scared at first but with our fantastic tour guide Aaron, by the end I just wanted to keep going!! It was alot of fun and really informative, thrilling and beautiful! What a great experience i'll never forget! I am actually booking in for the 5 hour trip before the end of summer!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I recently went to Horne Lake Caves full of excitement and nervous as ever! My friend and I were booked in for the 4 hour tour which includes crawling, shimmying through crevasses, climbing and repelling, so a big part of me was excited but a big part of me was also pretty scared as I've never done something like that... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We explored the caves self guided today. My youngest is 4 and therefore we couldn't do a tour. We all enjoyed ourselves and would love to return for a tour. Spend the extra $3 for the better light if you are on your own. You will get dirty, you'll sweat hiking up the switchbacks, you'll feel adventurous and call it... More 

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Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This was a great discovery. My family did the extreme cave activity. It was filled with fun and thrills. The rappelling was great and the caves are a wonder. You must go to this park if you are in The area!

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Edmonton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was a nice 1.5 hour tour. Didn't like the fact that you had to pay 3 dollars extra for a better light. The price was steep enought so a good light should have been included in the cost

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Cave_Park_Director, director at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking a moment to provide a review of your cave tour and glad you enjoyed the 90 min. Family Cavern Tour. The $3 charge to upgrade your light is a new option that's been added along with kneepads and gloves usually for folks doing the longer, more adventurous tours. The standard light is completely adequate for a... More 

Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

The entire experience was outstanding. My 8 and 5 year old LOVED every moment. The hike up was challenging but the guide made frequent stops to point out natural wonders and to give us a rest. The scenery is spectacular. The kids were a little freaked out when we reached the cave entrance because it is very rocky, dark, narrow,... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My teenage daughter and her friend did this tour. They loved it! The guides Ryder and Cig made the tour for them . The girls said it was extremely interesting and informative. They can't wait to go back to try the 4 and 5 hour tours. They said the hardest part for them was the steep hike from the meeting... More 

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Address: 3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd., Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2L7, Canada
Phone Number: 250-248-7829
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Qualicum Beach

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