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3905 Horne Lake Caves Rd, Qualicum Beach
British Columbia, V9K 2L7

Crystal clear water, amazing caves & spectacular scenery make Horne Lake one of the best camping & adventure destinations on Vancouver Island. Horne Lake Caves was ranked #1 Attraction by TripAdvisor. Explore this unique park above & below the surface. Visit Canada's only Cave Theatre & Museum. On the trails, enjoy a wide range of programs from Fossil Geology Hikes to family-oriented cavern tours or the popular three hour tour.

Come enjoy a Spelunking Adventure featuring ancient fossils & amazing crystal formations. For more challenge, you can self-guide two rugged caves or push it to the limits on the "Extreme" expeditions - rappelling down a seven-storey underground waterfall! Build your rope skills on the two hour Outdoor Rock Rappel clinic descending natural rock outside in daylight. Spectacular lakefront camping nearby.

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Months of Operation

Please note:  Closed Christmas Day. Call ahead to check conditions Sept. - May

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Accessible Facilities
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Policies & Restrictions

Cancellation Policy
All services paid in full at time of booking. No refunds, unless weather related.
Group Policy
Groups of 12 or more must reserve with the group coordinator at 250-703-6051. discounts available. Corporate teambuilding adventures available too.
Age Restrictions
"1 hr. Main Cave Experience": minimum age 5. "2 hr. Riverbend Cave Explorer": minimum age 5. "2 hr. Rock & Rappel": minimum age 7. "3 hr. Wet & Wild or Multi-Cave Adventure": minimum age 8. 4 hr. "Vertical Cave Challenge": minimum age 13. 5 hr. "Extreme Cave Rappel": minimum age 15.
Clothing Gear Required
All cave tour participants must have sturdy footwear (ie. hikers, boots or running shoes). Dress in long clothing, not cotton. Temp inside caves is 8 Celsius (47 F). For the "3 hr Wet & Wild", you should bring a complete change of clothes. For longer tours, double your layers top and bottom.
Mobility Restrictions
Although the Cave Theatre / Visitor Centre is wheelchair accessible, the caves & trails are not. There is a 20 min (1 km) moderately-strenuous uphill hike to the cave entrance. The cave interior is left natural with many rocks & boulders to navigate. Stepping up or down to approximately 1 metre in height is required at times during the tour.
Weight Restriction
Caving can be enjoyed at many levels so unless you are "morbidly obese" (my doctor's term) you can always give it a try. However, on the 4 and 5 hour tours that use ropes, the harness you have to wear has a maximum size of: WAIST =114 cms. (45 inches) THIGH = 69 cms. (27 inches)
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