Attention, adventure seekers. We’ve got a really neat summer bucket list item to add to the mix. Horne Lake Caves on Vancouver Island is a must-visit for those who enjoy exploring the great outdoors via unique, hands-on experiences. As long as you’re okay with tight spaces and the dark, of course!

The experience

Picture this: you’re deep below the earth in a cool, dark cave, with a ton of headlamp-illuminated nooks and crannies to explore. All you can hear is the rush of an underground waterfall and the ‘ooh’s’ and ‘ahh’s’ of fellow explorers.


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The caves

If you’re feeling a little claustrophobic, don’t click away just yet. These caves are spacious enough for a group, so you can explore with your friends or family and still feel comfortable. While Vancouver Island has no shortage of underground caves to explore, we think that Horne Lake Caves is definitely one of the coolest.

Between subterranean waterfalls, networks of winding tunnels, and Canada’s only underground slide – this tour is definitely one for the books. Best of all? They’re offering a discount to folks who book any Achilles Challenge or Max Depth Adventure Tour by August 1st.

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The tours

Horne Lake Caves offers a variety of guided tours for all ages and abilities, making some of the most beautiful caves in BC accessible to all. Their guides are experienced in providing a safe and structured environment for visitors to explore this unique natural wonder – so no worries about getting lost!

If this sounds like your cup of tea, you’ll definitely want to take a look at their tour offerings before spots fill up.

Happy caving!

Horne Lake Caves 

When: Open year-round
Where: 3905 Horne Lake Caves Road, Qualicum Beach
Cost: Multi-cave experiences start at $79 per person