COVID – 19 UPDATE: Nov. 15 / 2020

Due to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases in BC and heightened concerns regarding transmission risk, Horne Lake Caves Park is shutting down the guided tour program and Visitor Centre until further notice.  Park trails will remain open.


(but you might want to purchase a Gift Card and get priority booking in 2021)

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

  • 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 (max. 7 cavers plus guide per group)
  • 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 20% – 30%

ONE CAVE (Riverbend Cave) – $259.20 per group of 6 (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) – $331.80 per group of 6 (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 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.
  • The price is for a group of 3-7 participants, at least one of which must be a supervising parent or adult.
  • You may combine up to 3 families or “pods” (cohorts) per group of 6, so feel free to invite other families.
  • Extra guides can be arranged if you need to add additional groups (up to 24 ppl. max.).