Employment Opportunities

Vancouver Island is being promoted as one of the best outdoor adventure destinations in Canada and Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park offers one of the most unique and powerful experiences in the tourism industry.  Island Pacific Adventures Ltd. is proudly celebrating 32 years of  providing quality outdoor education and amazing cave tours at this provincial park.

Located on Central Vancouver Island between Courtenay and Nanaimo, this park was honoured with the very first “Remarkable Experience Award” from Destination BC’s and is ranked the #1 Attraction in the region.

We are always on the lookout for inspiring individuals to apply their knowledge and skills to a job that is fun and rewarding.

We offer entry-level Cave Guiding and Visitor Services positions, competitive wages and all the caving, climbing, camping and outdoor living you can handle.  Working in a provincial park sets high standards and looks great on your resume.  And to top it off, we provide a free staff camp site just 1km from where you work!

During the pandemic and to maximize staff safety, this provincial park is operating under strict Covid Protocols.  Staff must agree to follow the Covid Safety Plan (mask, sanitizing and keeping 2m. distance from park visitors and other staff, in both the workplace and staff campsite.

Join an excellent team of guides and naturalists to help make our park operations a success!  If the outdoors is your lifestyle and you are willing to take a step toward a career in adventure tourism, then check this opportunity out!


Current Positions

Cave Guide / Park Facility Operator

Full time June to Sept.

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Safely lead groups on interpretive cave tours in the park. Guides will receive the training to run cave-geology programs and teambuilding activities with an emphasis on habitat and environmental protection / restoration.  In addition to guiding, Park Facility Operator duties include enforcing the Park Act and involvement in a wide spectrum of park maintenance tasks. Applicants must possess a minimum OFA Level 1 + CPR first aid certification and the ability to confidently provide first aid / emergency response in-cave if required. Must also provide a clean Criminal Records Check (Vulnerable Sector CRC), a valid driver’s license and should have own transportation. The successful candidates must pass our BC Cave Guide Certification Course prior to leading tours.

Visitor Centre / Reservations

Full time June to Sept.

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Operate the provincial park Visitor Centre and Canada’s only Cave Theater.  Greet and inform park visitors about Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park and surrounding area.  Collect payment for tours, equipment rentals, retail sales, and record park stats. Conduct Covid Health Pre-screening checks along with frequent cleaning and sanitizations.  Liaison with BC Parks, guiding staff, and management. May perform some minor park maintenance and Park Act enforcement. Must possess a minimum OFA Level 1 + CPR First Aid Certificate and a clean Criminal Records Check (CRC).  Should also have valid driver’s license and own transportation.