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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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank mccagebear
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank katel0vesc00kies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Kay196829
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My parents, boyfriend and I went on the 2 Hour tour of Riverbend with the guide Ryan N and had an amazing time! We are from the Courtenay area and I can't believe it took us so long to discover this Island gem! Ryan was...More

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful cave tour this afternoon. Our guides - Ryan & Ryan - were both great. The trip was entertaining and educational...the jokes were pretty good as well. We will definitely go back for the more difficult excursions very soon. A must to do if you...More

Thank Gina P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great experience, our guide was great and very passionate about the cave and caving. We learned a lot about the cave and how incredible a world it is under the ground. Highly recommend. get the knee pads. the rappel down into the 55 foot cave...More

Thank Nambr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the 1 hour tour and it was perfect for our family (three kids, ages 6, 8, 10). There were tight crawl spaces and some internal climbs that I felt initially our youngest would have a hard time with but we all enjoyed it...More

Thank Tory M
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Had and absolutely wonderful experience! Our guides Zach and Lily were amazing and informative. Best tour I’ve had in any caves I’ve visited in USA or France. Caves kept in wild and natural state which was perfect. Had the experience of total darkness which was...More

Thank rognic1
Reviewed September 8, 2018

We booked the 1030 a.m. 2 hour cave tour. Mind you, this "easy" level is not for those who are averse to hiking up switchbacks, or climbing up and down rocks. The other tours are longer, and more strenuous The road to the caves is...More

Thank debralgutierrez
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Went here with my family of five and we did the self guided tour as we didn't get here early enough, nor were we prepared to do an extensive caving tour, but we will be back for that another time! Our self guided tour saw...More

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Melissa D
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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Danielle_Allen
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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August 23, 2016|
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No if you do not want to
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