Horne Lake Regional Park


Welcome to Horne Lake Regional Park!  We aim to bring you the best possible experience and offer a number of Park Services to help make your stay memorable.  We have been the proud operators of Horne Lake Regional Park since 2013.  We continue to expand your opportunities at Horne Lake Regional Park including canoe, kayak & stand-up paddle board rentals; Canoe and SUP Lessons, Survivors, & Amazing Race programs for schools and groups; and much much more!


The RDN acquired this, its first campground park, in early 2002. Nestled under Mount Mark at the west end of Horne Lake beside famous Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park, the 109 hectare regional park boasts over five kilometres of lake and riverfront to enjoy and explore. A boat ramp, canoe, kayak, and Stand-Up Paddle Board rentals along with day-use picnicking area compliment the campground's rustic wooded and lakefront sites.  With many recreational opportunities both in Horne Lake Regional Park itself and in nearby areas (including year-round guided cave tours in Horne Lake Caves Provincial park), you are sure to experience a Vancouver Island adventure to remember.

For GROUP BOOKINGS please go to our Group Booking Inquiry Form HERE.  

Watercraft Rentals Horne Lake General Store  

Things to do
Wilderness camping, hiking, boating (canoe, kayak, pedal boat, and stand up paddle board rentals available)
, swimming, picnicking, programmed recreation, fishing (look for the Learn to Fish program happening in the summer), caving (at nearby Horne Lake Caves Provincial Park).  For more information on some of our programs for groups or schools check click here.  For more informaiton on our rentals click here.


How to reserve a campsite 
GREAT NEWS: Reservations for camping will be availabe beginning APRIL 2, 2018 at 8:00am.  The RDN is currently looking at the feasibility of an online reservation system.  For inquiries call us at (250) 248-0500.  .


How to get there
Take the Horne Lake Rd exit (#75) off Hwy 19 and drive inland about five kilometres to the junction with Horne Lake Caves Rd; turn right and follow the Caves Rd along the north shore of the lake all the way to the entrance of Horne Lake Regional Park. Note that the gravel Caves Rd is narrow, winding and periodically used by logging trucks.


Is your group or class looking for an amazing outdoor adventure and learning opportunity at Horne Lake Regional Park.  We have a fantastic line-up of programs and group camping options.  Canoes! Stand Up Paddle Boards! Wilderness Skills and more!   For GROUP BOOKINGS please go to our Group Booking Inquiry Form HERE.


Great Field Trip Options for Everyone
Day-Trip Programs
Food Options


What's in the area
The Park offers spectacular views of area mountains and cliffs , and is a great jumping off place to explore the Caves at the Provincial Park next door. The Lighthouse Country communities of Qualicum Bay and Bowser are situated about 25 kilometres to the east along the oceanfront, and provide the nearest location for gas, groceries, restaurants and other amenities


For further information on Horne lake Regional Park check out the Regional District of Nanaimo's site here.