By LaVonne Reddicopp
If you're in the mood for a little adventure while visiting the Oceanside area, a day trip to Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park is in order.
Located approximately 15 minutes north of Qualicum Beach along the Qualicum River, Horne Lake Caves is the perfect place to spend the day with your family and friends—especially if you're looking for something a little more exciting than just a day at the beach.
Originally discovered in 1856, the lake is named after Adam Horne, the Hudson's Bay storekeeper that discovered it. The caves were discovered in 1964 by a husband and wife team from Nanaimo, Jim and Delores Johnson, along with their spelunking team.
Incorporated into a provincial park in 1971, the area is a must see for those wanting an Oceanside experience outside of the norm.