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Horne Lake Caves is 15 km (9 mi.) n. on Hwy. 19 to exit 75 (Horne Lake Rd.), then 14 km (9 mi.) w. on a gravel rd., following signs to the parking lot. A part of the Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, the cave system is considered to be one of the best in Canada. Tours are guided and highlights include crystal formations, ancient fossils and a waterfall.

The 1.5-hour Main Cave Experience teaches about the geology and history of the caves. The interpretive tour starts with a 25-minute walk to the entrance. Once inside the cave, visitors explore the easy passages; no crawling or maneuvering in tight spaces is necessary.

Other 3-, 4-, and 5-hour tours, some of which include climbing and rappeling, are offered. Self-guiding exploration is available in Horne Lake Main and Lower caves year-round. A helmet and two sources of light are required. Helmets may be rented for $5 each during the summer only.

Note: The caves are mostly undeveloped and do not provide lighting. Floors are rocky and uneven; children ages 0-4 are not permitted on the tour and visitors with mobility issues could encounter difficulty walking. Warm clothing and comfortable boots or shoes are highly recommended, as the caves remain cool even in hot weather. Cameras are permitted.

Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.

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