COVID – 19 UPDATE:  July 1 / 2021

HOORAY!  There’s a light at the end of the tunnel!

We are now welcoming all Canadians for guided cave tours while we slowly relax some restrictions, in keeping with Provincial Health guidance.

However, we are still operating with limited tour availability so reserving in advance is highly recommended.  Choose from individual bookings or Exclusive Private Tours.

UNFORTUNATELY NO SELF-GUIDING ALLOWED AT THIS TIME

To access caves:

  • participants must be led by a Park Cave Guide
  • masks required at all times when inside caves

If you are planning a visit to the park, check out the Cave Park Health & Safety Protocols.

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Wild Awaits

Our

Contact

Tour & Activity Reservations:

(250) 248-7829   reservations@hornelake.com

School and Group Booking:

(250) 248-7829  groups@hornelake.com

Mailing Address:

Box 3531, Stn. Main Courtenay, B.C. V9N 6Z8

Physical Address:

3905 Horne Lake Caves Rd. Qualicum Beach, B.C.

Hours Of

Operation

Reservation Office

limited hours – book online

Cave Park Visitor Centre

Summer: 9am – 5pm Daily

 Fall / Winter / Spring: 10am – 4pm

Driving

Directions

From South Island

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(Driving times: Victoria 2.5hrs, Nanaimo 1.25hrs, Parksville 1hr, Qualicum Beach 45mins)

Drive NORTHBOUND on Island Hwy 19Turn LEFT at exit #75 (1hr north of Nanaimo.) The paved road will turn into gravel – follow the gravel road for 12 kms. The lakeshore will appear on your left hand side and there are blue signs all the way from the highway to the parking lot. The first parking lot at the lake is the Campground Office (Regional Park). Driving 1km further up the road will take you to Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park. All driving times are approximate and drive duration will change depending on weather and road conditions, and the location of your departure.

From North Island

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(Driving Times: Courtenay 1hr, Comox 1.25hrs, Cumberland 45mins, Campbell River 1.5hrs, Port Hardy 4.5hrs)

Drive SOUTHBOUND on Island Hwy 19. Turn RIGHT at Exit #75 (1/2hr south of Courtenay exit). The paved road will turn into gravel – follow the gravel road for 12 kms. The lakeshore will appear on your left hand side and there are blue signs all the way from the highway to the parking lot. First parking lot at the lake is the Campground Office (Regional Park).  Driving 1km further up the road will take you to Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park. All driving times are approximate and drive duration will change depending on weather and road conditions, and the location of your departure.

From West Coast

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NOTE:  Beware Google Maps giving directions that use the Look Lk. Rd. from Hwy.#4.  There are locked gates on that private road!  Instead…..

Drive EASTBOUND on Hwy 4 EASTBOUND and keep going toward Qualicum Beach. Look for Hwy 19 NORTHBOUND and following signs to Courtenay/Campbell River. Once on Hwy 19 look for exit #75 (10min North of Qualicum). Turn LEFT at exit #75. 

The paved road will turn into gravel – follow the gravel road for 12 kms. The lakeshore will appear on your LEFT hand side and there are blue signs all the way from the highway to the parking lot. First parking lot at the lake is the Campground Office (Regional Park).  Driving 1km further up the road will take you to Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park. All driving times are approximate and drive duration will change depending on weather and road conditions, and the location of your departure.