Deep inside a limestone-carved valley, you’ll find Eganville, a small community in Renfrew County along the Bonnechere River in Bonnechere Valley. This picturesque, riverside town offers tourists a taste of the quiet life in cottage country.
Another claim to fame? Eganville is the heart of the Ordovician Fossil Capital of Canada, and here you can visit the Bonnechere Caves to view stalactites and thousands of fossils under a hill of limestone that is said to be the bottom of a tropical sea that existed more than 500 million years ago. Wander to “the Caves” to meet owner Caveman Chris and take part in a fossil hunt, or book your tickets for Cavestock, an underground concert series that runs at the end of summer.
For those looking to be entertained, Eganville is also home to the Stone Fence Theatre , a local production company which specializes in historic and musical dinner theatre. You’ll laugh your way to learning more about Ottawa Valley life and history.
Serenity Seekers visit Eganville for the spectacular fishing – where you can catch pike, bass, perch, walleye, and lake and brook trout on the numerous lakes, including Lake Clear, Golden Lake, Constant Lake, and Silver Lake.
No matter what type of wanderer you are, you’ll find your perfect unrehearsed day in Eganville.