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#1 vancanfan

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:46 PM

I have a friend that will be visiting from Alabama soon, and he is big on caving, also known as Speleological or something like that.

Anyways, he is interested in knowing where the good caves are in BC that are explorable.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

Horne Lake has some really cool caves you can go into

http://hornelake.com/

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

just google'd

Horne Lake? between Nanaimo and Courtenay

well I'm sorry that gd is soo perfect


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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

horne lake caves near nanimo is great. you can even go in the winter
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

Horne Lake is amazing

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

I hear Horne Lake is good.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

I'm sure there are a few in Surrey!!

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:16 PM

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:24 PM

Be careful down there

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:28 PM

Be careful down there

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You get none of that nonsense down in Horne Lake. The caves are perfection.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

I live 10 minutes away from horne lake, it is good, as everyone says, as long as you aren't fat.. There are some pretty skinny caves near the entrance.. They also do repelling and such outside if that interests you.

Dont go swimming, I know its cold right now and you probably wont.. but you will get the itch.. Too many septics empty into the lake as well as ceder trees, its a bad combo for swimming.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:50 PM

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:51 PM

Horne Lake has some really cool caves you can go into

http://hornelake.com/


I've actually been spelunking there. It was really cool
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:37 PM

Too bad you're just looking into it now. I saw a groupon for Horne Lake cave tours awhile ago. Half price or something like that.
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:11 PM

My parents have a cabin on Horne Lake and I agree the caves are worth a visit although if your friend is really into it spring for a longer tour where you can explore the largest and most pristine cave that is locked up to those not on a tour. I did the 4hr tour recently and it was pretty fun.

Other less touristy caves on the Island can be found in Gordon River near Lake Cowichan and on the west coast but I recommend only exploring those if you are an experienced caver and have the proper gear (headlamp and helmets are a must). There is also a really cool gully to explore on the way to Carmanah but I've forgottten the name of it. Due to all the limestone the island is actually one of the better places for caving in North America.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:44 PM

Some awsome caves up in chilliwak Valley toward the lake... Think they are called Chipmunk caves.. I did them a couple years back. A lot of it is crawling.. Freaken awsome though...

http://www.clubtread....aspx?Route=331

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

Just learned about these caves recently

http://www.vancouver...upana-caves.htm

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:41 PM

In Honeymoon Bay on Vancouver Island there is an old copper mine you can explore.
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:30 PM

In Honeymoon Bay on Vancouver Island there is an old copper mine you can explore.


We tried to find this last summer and failed :( Is it even still there?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:31 PM

In Honeymoon Bay on Vancouver Island there is an old copper mine you can explore.


We tried to find this last summer and failed :( Is it even still there?

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

I feel like we're all missing out on a great opportunity for a Yo Moma joke.


Yo momma so ugly she went spelunking and got mistaken for Gollum.

Sorry that was bad...

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:16 AM

Horne Lake has some really cool caves you can go into

http://hornelake.com/

Some awsome caves up in chilliwak Valley toward the lake... Think they are called Chipmunk caves.. I did them a couple years back. A lot of it is crawling.. Freaken awsome though...

http://www.clubtread....aspx?Route=331

Just learned about these caves recently

http://www.vancouver...upana-caves.htm

In Honeymoon Bay on Vancouver Island there is an old copper mine you can explore.


Thanks, I have passed these along to my friend. Anymore would be appreciated.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:33 PM

We tried to find this last summer and failed :( Is it even still there?


Yes, you have to take the road past caycuse and its a side road off of that.
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:34 PM

There is also an intact ww2 plane close to there that crashed.
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