Employment Opportunities

Adventure and Ecotourism have become some of the fastest growing industries on Vancouver Island with strong growth predicted in the future. Island Pacific Adventures Ltd. is proudly celebrating 30 years of  providing quality outdoor education and amazing cave tours at Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, located on Central Vancouver Island between Courtenay and Nanaimo.

Our company operates a Provincial Cave Park and runs Outdoor Education & Adventure-Based Learning programs. We are always on the lookout for inspired individuals to apply their knowledge and skills in a job that is fun and challenging.

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 on Vancouver Island, then check this out!

PLUS All the rock climbing, cave exploring, camping and outdoor living you can handle. Legendary staff events, super people, and great experience in a spectacular work environment. Free staff camp site at Horne Lake just 1km from work!


Current Positions

Cave Guide / Park Facility Operator

Full time June to Sept.

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Safely lead groups on 1hr, 2hr, and 3hr tours through the 4 caves within the park. Guides will receive the training to run school cave-geology programs and teambuilding activities with an emphasis on habitat and environmental protection / restoration.  Park Facility Operator duties include enforcing the Park Act and involvement in a wide spectrum of park maintenance tasks. Applicants must possess an OFA Level 1 + CPR first aid certification and the ability to confidently provide first aid and emergency response if required. The successful candidates must pass our BC Cave Guide Certification Course.

Cave Rope Access Technician

Full time May to Sept

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Competent in all regular cave guide duties (above) but also leads 5 hour expeditions beyond the crawlways of Riverbend Cave and belays clients as they rock climb and rappel vertical pitches as high as 21 meters. Instruct outdoor climbing and rappelling clinics for groups and families.  Applicants must provide documented experience/training in rope rescue, rock climbing or caving.  We require applicants to possess an OFA Level 1 + CPR First Aid Certification and a 40hr Wilderness First Aid Certificate. Successful candidates must participate in our additional BC Cave Rescue Training Program, and BC Vertical Guide Certification course.

Please send all applications and inquiries to caves@hornelake.com

Visitor Centre / Reservations

May to Sept.

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Operate the provincial park Visitor / Interpretive Centre and Canada’s only Cave Theater. Promote tourism through our information centre and museum. Coordinate all guided tour scheduling. Greet and inform park visitors including summer camp and school groups about Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park and surrounding area. Collect payment for tours, equipment rentals, retail sales, and recording stats. Liaison with BC Parks, guiding staff, and park volunteers. Minor park maintenance and Park Act enforcement. Must possess a current OFA Level 1 + CPR First Aid Certificate.