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3900 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 rated #1 Attraction by TripAdvisor (2015). 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 skills on the two hour tour. Vertical rappel sessions descending natural rock outdoors. Spectacular lakefront camping right next door.


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Months of Operation

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

Amenities & Facilities *

Accessible Facilities Pets Allowed (Conditions may apply)
* charges may apply

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 1-888-285-PARK (7275). Discounts available.
Age Restrictions
"90 min Family Cavern Tour": minimum age 5. <p> "Rock & Rappel": minimum age 7. <p> "3 hr. Wet & Wild or Ice Age Adventure": minimum age 8. <p> 4 hr. "High Adventure": minimum age 13. 5 hr. "Underground Extreme 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
The caves & trails are not wheelchair accessible. 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.
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