• 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 30%

ONE CAVE (Riverbend Cave) – $264.60 per group of 7 (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.
MULTI-CAVE EXPLORER (Riverbend + Main Cave) – $387.10 per group of 7 (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 protocols require a mask being worn at all times in the caves, even for children.
  • The discount pricing is limited to mid-week visits, currently Mon., Tue., and Fridays.
  • The price is for a group of 2-7 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 7, so feel free to invite other families.
  • Extra guides can be arranged if you need to add additional groups (up to 21 ppl. max.).
  • Our minimum age is 5yrs old – no toddlers or infants (even in backpacks).