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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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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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$56*
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Multi Cave Adventure Tour
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$102*
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4-Hour Vertical Cave Challenge in Horne Lake
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$135*
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Horne Lake Caves Extreme Rappel Expedition

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Fantastic caving experience

We did the 1hr Main Cave experience and had great fun. Unlike any other cave visits we have done in the UK and France, there is little in the way of metal walkways - be prepared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alan H
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The caves are becoming a tourist trap, lots of tourists who look like miners finishing their work shifts. You can opt for the self guided tour but I will say its not very interesting if you have small kids.

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Thank Nabil R
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did the 1hr Main Cave experience and had great fun. Unlike any other cave visits we have done in the UK and France, there is little in the way of metal walkways - be prepared to get a little muddy and do a bit of scrambling, but don't be put off, it is really good to get up close... More 

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Thank Alan H
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best part of our central Vancouver Island holiday was the visit to the Horne lake caves. Recommend it for anyone looking to leave their comfort zone to the unknown. A short self-guided visit into one of the caves left us excited and nervous.We decided to have a guided tour that was safe, amazing and informative by fun guiders and... More 

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Thank elgrouchoVictoria
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A very interesting experience to say the least. We did the one hour tour with a fun and enthusiastic guide. It is very tight to where you have to crab walk in a few places and can definitely get the heart racing a bit. The climbs are awesome to where our eleven and thirteen year olds loved it, but the... More 

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Thank Darren B
Pender Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first time in a cave. We decided to have a tour which turned out to be a good choice as we had a very informative and exciting experience. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We had no idea caves such as this existed and felt it to be a highlight of our road trip up Vancouver Island

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Thank Bruce M
Thornhill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a little apprehensive after a drive from Nanaimo in pouring rain which stopped while we were at the caves. My son, his girlfriend and I chose the 2 hour guided tour which includes a steep 30 minute hike there and back with ample rest stops. Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I learned some great new words... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous visit to the trails and the guided tour of the caves. Family visit plus friends and suitable for all abilities if you're ok with the the caves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time. My mother in law was here for a visit and I really wanted to do something new and adventurous. SIG was our tour guide and he was awesome.. He was patient , funny and easy on the eyes ha ha. We cant wait to come back..

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Thank Rena H
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a family with adult children and chose the self-tour. We rented the helmet and light. Cost is very reasonable. Guided tours are offered as well. Staff were very friendly and helpful. This would especially appeal to teens or young adults. My son and daughter-in- law really enjoyed this activity.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the 4-hour vertical with James as our guide yesterday - lots of enthusiasm and very knowledgeable. Really enjoyed the physical challenge and learning about cave formations. James was a great guide!

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