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Anyone know of any caves in BC people can explore?

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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.

Thanks.

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just google'd

Horne Lake? between Nanaimo and Courtenay

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horne lake caves near nanimo is great. you can even go in the winter

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I hear Horne Lake is good.

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

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Be careful down there

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

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

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