COVID – 19 UPDATE: Mar. 1 / 2021

For Locals, By Locals.

Starting March 6, the Cave Park will open reservations for a limited number of private, small-group cave tours for single-bubbles only, following current Provincial Health Orders.

  • to access caves, participants must be led by a Park Cave Guide
  • tours limited to single household bubbles only
  • by reservation only – 24 hours notice required
  • mask and hand sanitizing required at all times
  • must pass health screening prior to tour departure


If you are planning a visit to the park, you must abide by the Cave Park Covid-19 Protocols.

Excellent For:

  • Home Schoolers
  • Blended Learners
  • Kids and families that love science!

Is your child’s science education missing a human and hands-on element?  Horne Lake Caves Park is offering exclusive private tours to home schoolers and small groups delivered in Nature’s classroom by passionate guides.

  • highest Covid-19 protocols compliant with WorksafeBC and Provincial Health Office recommendations
  • small group size – “single bubble” tours only
  • cave tours have been modified to allow 2m. physical distancing between each “pod”
  • cavers must pass a health pre-screening inc. taking temperature prior to tour
  • must sani hands and wear a face mask at all times in the caves

Inspire awe and create lifelong memories with a fun field trip!

TO REGISTER YOUR GROUP + MORE INFO:     (250) 248-7829

The Setting

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.

The Remarkable Experience


non-profit group discount is 30% off retail rate

ONE CAVE (Riverbend Cave) – $37.80 per person (plus gst)
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 (Riverbend + Main Cave) – $51.80 per person (plus gst)
Duration 2.5 hrs.
See Riverbend Cave first, then a short hike leads to Main Cave that offers more caving fun like the “cheese grater”, a short waterfall climb and a zip down Canada’s only Cave Slide!
  • Choose from 9am (Riverbend Cave only), 11am or 2pm departures.
  • Covid-19 protocols require a mask being worn at all times in the caves, even for children.
  • Our minimum age is 5yrs old – no toddlers or infants (even in backpacks).
  • The discount pricing is limited to mid-week visits, Monday to Friday.
  • Extra guides can be arranged if you need to add additional groups (28 max.)