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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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Multi Cave Adventure Tour
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$101.83*
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4-Hour Vertical Cave Challenge in Horne Lake
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2-Hour Outdoor Rock Rappel Training in Horne Lake

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Great for an Introduction to Caving

Yo have to book a reservation on line before you go to the caves. We decided on the middle of the road two hour tour as our first caving experience. We had a group of four so we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mike M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yo have to book a reservation on line before you go to the caves. We decided on the middle of the road two hour tour as our first caving experience. We had a group of four so we got 10% off! When you arrive you get fitted with a helmet with a light which you have to wear the whole... More 

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Thank Mike M
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly wonderful experience underground. There are several levels for all adventurers including my 63 year old body and my 9 year old granddaughter. The staff were very careful and patient with all the questions and concerns. Gravel road not the greatest but all worth the effort. She cant wait to try another level next year!

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Thank Angelikaerika
Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent experience. Nick is a very knowledge guide. Nick explained the formations in the cave .Showed us the fossils on the way to the cave . We turned off the head lamps and now total darkness in the cave gives a whole new meaning to when the lights go out. Great place to visit.

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Thank Mich900
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time exploring Riverbend, Main and Lower caves; a 3-hour adventure with Kile and Alex. Our guides were very knowledgeable, safe and respectful. I learned a lot and truly appreciated the opportunity to try different ways to explore these caves. Amazing!

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Thank Joane S
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very bumpy ride all the way up to the cave. Just drive slowly and You will eventually arrive there. There is a campground 1 km before the cave exploration centre. My family decide to go for the 2 hours riverbend cave tour. It's very educational for my kids. We are all well prepared for the cold weather... More 

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Lynden, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today we went on the 3 hour tour of Horne Lake Caves with John and Nick. Great tour of Riverbend and Main Caves. They are very knowledgable and if someone is not comfortable with a certain part of the the tour while in the cave it can be bypassed. The group comes back the same way and joins up.

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Thank Allen H
vancouver island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every year my cousins and I get together to go camping. We were sitting around our fire just laughing and talking when the camp warden gestapo came and LECTURED us about camp rules and regulations about quiet time starting at 10, total quiet at 11, it was now 1130 and if we didn't shut it down she would be calling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to get to, although the dirt road had a lot of potholes - I'd recommend to drive slower if in a car. I did the 3 hour cave tour - it involved about 20-30 minutes of hiking to the Riverbend cave, 90 minutes inside, and about 60 minutes inside the 2nd (Main) cave. Bring clothing layers - it can... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been looking for an opportunity to visit the caves since we had heard so many good things about it. When we arrived it was different from what we expected. The caves are about 20km from the main highway, the last 12 km via a dirt track logging road (so allow time to drive slowly to get there, especially... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time exploring the 2 caves on our 3hr tour with our two kids, age 9 and 11. Riverbend cave was beautiful with a lot of well preserved calcite and crystals. But we definitely had most fun in the Main Cave. We loved the tight squeezes, ladders and slide. Made for a great adventure without ever feeling... More 

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