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Explore the Hidden Gem of Vancouver Island, now open year-round. Winner of BC’s Remarkable Experience Award and ranked #1. Explore this park in 3D - either hiking the beautiful rainforest Fossil Trail or venturing underground. Start your journey...more
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3900 Horne Lake Caves Rd, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2L7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They were very accommodating and Myles was a great, funny and knowledgable tour guide! The 5 hour extreme rapel is next on my bucket list!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jayrosabelle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing 3 hour tour with our guide Miles! Family friendly! Our 8 year old son was super into the tour and the challenge of caving!! From the stunning underground formations, to the informative facts about caving and these caves, to the most...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pablo and Lisa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We opted for the guided wet n wild tour and was worth every dollar spent. The guide, Myles was fantastic, very knowledgable and clearly loved his job. The caves were definitely wet. The cave formations were remarkable, and very accessible for those in reasonable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ianarts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I took the three hour tour, and it was a great subterranean time. Our tour guide John did an excellent job leading the trip and giving insights about what we were looking at. Strongly recommended to anyone interested.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gggggreg
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This was an incredible experience! The cave was fun and adventurous, with so much to see and the price is vey reasonable for what you experience I think. However, the best part for us was the impeccable service, information and help we received from our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leanna G
Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

What an incredible time we had discovering, learning and climbing in the Horne Lake Caves. We felt completely safe and in awe of the amazing natural beauty of the caves. Alex our guide was genuinely excited to share his expansive knowledge with us. He was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Go641965
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We arrived at Horne Lake Caves without knowing what we were going to find.. And it was an amazing experience! We took the 3h moderate tour with Alex, a funny, knowledgeable and kind guide who, apart of showing us 4 astonishing caves around the park,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jofego12
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Myself and 2 friends took the 2 hour easiest cave tour. We were told of a walk to the cave entrance and it actually was a bit of a hike uphill. It was ok for 2 of the 3 of us. We all made it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mccagebear
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I did the 3 hour caving experience with Alex. He was an amazing guide who satisfied the teacher in me with his knowledge of sedimentary rocks and rock formations. He was entertaining and really made the experience memorable. I would definitely come...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Saw signs for this from the main highway decided to have a look. What a great place. Beautiful walk to the caves. We took the self guided option and rented helmets and lights which is necessary as we only had a short time. There were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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October 12, 2018|
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Response from Grant C | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately there is nothing organized for really young children. There are trails you can walk for free. Not sure if that would hold their interest, it would depend on the 3 year old.
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August 1, 2017|
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It's very tight in places. But they told me the two hour tour was more open although I did the one hour which I assumed would be easy and it was NOT! Crouching, squeezing, climbing....barely enough room to get through in... More
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Bsk Z
Vancouver, Canada
Feedback on 10 day Vancouver Island itinerary (12 Replies)
Hi fellow travellers, I am trying to put together an itinerary for a 10-day camping trip in Vancouver Island in late July or early August. My wife and I live in Vancouver, we are in our late 20s, we have no kids, we are physically fit outdoorsy-types. We will be car camping and tenting in all the places we visit. We have seen Victoria before, and we are planning to see Gulf Islands as a separate trip by itself. So my plan below excludes these two. I have written a longer-than-usual...More
July 04, 2015|
Response fromJ0an123|
One question.... from reading your itinerary, it isn't clear to me that you have booked campsites yet??? You said stay in Parksville or Port Alberni. Where? Rathtrevor Beach is 100% reservable. But Little Qualicum Falls, and Englishman River campsties will have some first come first served sites. I am talking about the Government campsites. You may not be able to do any rafting. Vancouver Island is VERY dry, and just in the last couple of days, there is no longer any stream fishing allowed....More
462bdm
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pacific Rim National Park Reserve - Help? (8 Replies)
I've been doing research into PRNPR and found that it's broken into a couple of sections. I found a portion near Ucluelet and another section south of Bamfield which appears to run along the coastline. We'll be on Vancouver Island the first week of July and was trying to determine which portion of the park we should visit (or if there's another Park worth visiting within our travels?)Any recommendations? This is the tail end of our road trip which begins in the Canadian Rockies. We plan on...More
January 04, 2017|
Response from462bdm|
MuftiVancouver - Thank you for the maps. I didn't realize that Pacific Rim started at Tofino. When I Looked on Google maps it showed a portion of it near Bamfield and along the coast where Panchena Beach is located. I think I may leave this out so we can spend more time in the other areas of VI that I mentioned. We were thinking of Swimming with the seals, whale watching and caving in Horne Lake (not sure that we'll be able to all three). In your opinion, do you think whale watching is...More