Comfortable in the dark on your own? Lower Cave, Andres Annex and the first 20m of Main Cave are open for self-exploring during park hours: 10:00am-4:00pm daily (Fall/Winter/Spring) 10:00am-5:00pm (Summer Only – June 27th – September 2).
These caves offer adventurous visitors a chance to explore rugged and wild caves without a guide.
Be extra careful and EXPLORE AT YOUR OWN RISK! Safety helmets with chinstrap & lights for $12.50 +tax. Open daily but please check our seasonal office hours.
This spectacular trail winds it’s way in a 30 min. loop through lush coastal rainforest past interesting surface geology features with informational trail signs. Along the way, learn about the interface between the underground and the surface forest and how marine fossils, disappearing rivers and volcanic activity combined to shape this unique park.
Named in honour of Phil Whitfield, one of the park’s founders who built and rebuilt this trail by hand and continues to help maintain it to this very day! Thanks Phil!
Length approximately 1.5 km. moderately strenuous uphill with 8 info stops.
Spring / Fall: These are great seasons to visit Horne Lake. Avoid the crowds and enjoy everything we have to offer. Daily tours and self exploring available but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR SPRING AND FALL TOURS.
Winter: With the rainy season upon us, Mother Nature takes centre stage. The caves transform from a serene environment to a high-energy, wet and wild adventure! Witness the awesome forces that carved these marble caverns into the mountains near Qualicum Beach. Tours and self exploring available but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Click here to view our seasonal tour schedule. Rains of 25mm or more the day before mean higher water levels.
Weather: Check the Weather Network (Horne Lake) or call us for weather updates 250-248-7829.