Horne Lake is a deep lake and stays relatively cool even in the summer. In the spring you will want to fish this lake where the Big Qualicum River enters the lake not far from the campgrounds, just at the narrows. Good fishing in the bay out in front of this river mouth. You can also troll at the edge of the drop-off along the lake shore where you can pick up some nice trout. There are three more streams that flow in past the narrows in the bay. All are great spots to wet a line. There is also some good fishing at Spider Lake where you will find some very nice smallmouth and some nice size rainbows, it’s not too far away from Horne and worth the drive over to check it out.
Cold and crystal clear water, great caves at the Horne lake caves park, and wonderful camping adventures make Horne Lake one of the great places to visit on Vancouver Island. There are some of the best caves on the island here, with both guided tours and self-guided tours available.
Visit in the Summer for great swimming and sunbathing opportunities or come in the winter when it’s quiet, wintertime here provides some great trout fishing, and you will not be stuck in crowded tours in the Horne lake caves. My favorite time to visit.
Horne lake on Vancouver Island has two incredibly beautiful parks that offer a wide range of activities for all ages and abilities. Visit Horne Lake for adventures in caving, canoeing, or camping, or to just relax and enjoy the sites. The Horne Lake road is accessed, just north of Qualicum Beach. You can reach it from the old Hwy or there is a turn-off on the inland Island Hwy.