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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

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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Fun caving

The 3 hour wet and wild tour was fun (albeit not very wet or wild), but a little slow paced. Next time I would do one of the extreme tours in the summer, or just rent equipment... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The 3 hour wet and wild tour was fun (albeit not very wet or wild), but a little slow paced. Next time I would do one of the extreme tours in the summer, or just rent equipment and go on my own.

Thank ghgreys
Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Easy drive from Qualicum Beach. The road in does get a bit greasy , but nothing too bad. Certainly worth it in spite of a few potholes. The surrounding area is beautiful. Easy up hill hike for our kids ( 3 and 7). We just went in the main cave and it was a very fun experience. It won't blow... More 

Thank Stevefrench34
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the 2 hour tour on line and really enjoyed it. The place is well off the beaten path and while the road is a bit rough in places the journey is worth it, just don't wash the car before you go. We opted for the $3 headlamp upgrade and the women also bought some rubberized gloves. You can... More 

Thank Herb W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Mike M
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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!

Thank Angelikaerika
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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.

Thank Mich900
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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!

Thank Joane S
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

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 

Thank AsiatripWQB
Lynden, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

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.

Thank Allen H
vancouver island
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 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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Cave_Park_Director, Owner at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, responded to this review

I think you are talking about the neighboring campground at Horne Lake Regional Park, NOT the provincial cave park. These are two operations run by different companies. You might want to post a Tripadvisor review for the Horne Lake Family Campground. Hope you will return for an explore through the caves. They really rock! More 

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