Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, Qualicum Beach

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Explore Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park and spelunk through multiple caves on an exciting journey. Four caves accessible to the public sit around the lake. Reserve a guided tour ahead of your visit-- the tour operator will provide all the materials you need for your trip underground. Choose from at least six different tours, ranging from one to three hours in length, in single or multiple caves. The experience will have you swimming in underground rivers, scaling waterfalls, and much more. A visit to Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Qualicum Beach trip itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • This was really cool, but I am only giving it a 4/5 review because the website doesn't mention: - the family tour is a 40 minute uphill hike on narrow dirt paths with no railing to get to the caves. I...  more »
  • we did the 3 hour tour and I wish we did the 5 hour adventure. It was money well spent, our guide Kay-Lynn was awesome! She knew so much about the caves and geology. We actually got to climb in the ca...  more »
  • We had a blast visiting the caves! The park is beautiful to drive through, and it's easy to get to the Cave Tours building. The staff are all so friendly & helpful! Tip: buy the gloves!! Well worth it...  more »
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  • I always forget how long of a drive it is to arrive to the caves but once you arrive... there are great hiking trails & of course the kids just love the caves. All you need is a good pair of sneakers, a phone flashlight and a steady hand to wander in for a peek. Unfortunately they're doing some work on one of the caves so at this time you can't go too far in the bottom one. It's still neat for the 12 & unders. Even the adults that have never been!
  • Great time caving, Did the 3 hours session. Tour guide was great and was a nice introduction to caving in general. nothing to crazy. Slide was a big disappointment. Would recommend 5 hours if your going to do it.
  • A great place for an adventure year round. Many options for different ages and ability levels. A beautiful place staffed by passionate people.
  • I mean to explore the caves but I was not prepared for how dark and wet it was inside. Still I had a great time hiking along the hill side and peeking inside the caves. Bring proper boots and clothing. Recommend a hard hat and lights of course.
  • Amazing spot. Best all around camping in the whole area. Access to tons of outdoor activities.

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