School Groups

Education In Nature

Excellent For:

  • Public or Private School students
  • Home Schoolers
  • Blended Learners
  • Kids and families that love science!
Want to get more out of a science lesson? Horne Lake Caves Park is offering exclusive private tours to schools and home learners delivered in Nature’s classroom by passionate guides. Inspire awe and create lifelong memories with a fun field trip!

Register Your Group (click here)

Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park is a hidden gem nestled in the Beaufort Range mountains of central Vancouver Island. This unique park offers students a fascinating 3D look at Vancouver Island and its geology, both above and below. Programs are designed as hands-on, experiential learning that supports school curriculum and gives students a great day outside. An excellent venue for exploring and learning about nature while creating deep connections to ourselves and our surroundings.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Cave genesis and geomorphology
  • sedimentary vs. igneous and metamorphic rocks
  • formation of cave speleothems (stalactites, stalagmites, etc.)
  • cave biota and adaptions
  • underground rivers and the water cycle
  • sensitive ecosystem conservation and protection
  • effect of previous ice-ages on Vancouver Island

THE REMARKABLE EXPERIENCE

PRICING & DETAILS:

Deep Discounts for Verified Non Profit Organizations!

 $30/person +gst  (for both youth and supervising adults) = up to 63% OFF!  

ONE CAVE (Riverbend Cave) –FILL OUT REGISTRATION TO RECEIVE A QUOTE AND REQUEST A DEPARTURE TIME

Duration: 1hr. 45 mins.

Riverbend Cave is the gem of the park containing ancient fossils and many types of crystal formations. The easiest cave tour is designed to avoid crawling or squeezing. A 1km. uphill hike through a karst rainforest led by a naturalist cave guide explains the geological processes, rock types, fossils, calcite crystals and local flora / fauna. Fun & Educational!

MULTI-CAVE EXPLORER FILL OUT REGISTRATION TO RECEIVE A QUOTE AND REQUEST A DEPARUTRE TIME

Duration 2.5-3hrs 

Explore Riverbend Cave first, then a short hike leads to Main Cave that offers more adventurous caving challenges like the “cheese grater”, a fun waterfall climb and a zip down Canada’s only Cave Slide!

  • Our minimum age requirement during rain season (Oct-April) is 8yrs old
  • The discount pricing is limited to mid-week visits, Monday to Friday.
  • Extra guides can be arranged if you need to add additional groups (42 max.)

Register Your Group (click here)

Send additional questions/inquiries to groups@hornelake.com  or call our visitor centre at 250-248-7829(

  • "Excellent program and guides were fantastic! Safety was a priority. Great job!!"

    - Greg Komarniski

  • "The group booking is a very easy process at Horne Lake, so I would definitely recommend it for other schools"

    - Jennifer Hutchins, Shawnigan Lake School

  • "Best Field Trip Ever!"

    - Logan Kvisle, Student Highland Secondary

  • "So much Fun! Not one for dark confined spaces but the guide had me forgetting my fears and I ended up having a blast! I would go again for sure :)"

    - Anna Walker

  • "So much Fun! Not one for dark confined spaces but the guide had me forgetting my fears and I ended up having a blast! I would go again for sure :)"

    - Anna Walker

Book your educational caving tour today!