WELCOME TO THE BONNECHERE CAVES
CLOSED SUNDAY AUGUST 1ST
Due to heavy rains we have had to close for the day. Our cave is not affected by the rain however we cannot meet safety protocols that a business like ours is expected to follow during heavy rains. We apologize for any disappointment we might cause by this decision. We are left with very little choice during these times. We plan to open again on Monday. We hope that you can choose to visit us in the near future!
Chris Hinsperger, Cave Co-owner of 30 years
We are a family owned and operated tourist attraction and for a glimpse of what we are about check out this link! And stay safe!
The Bonnechere Caves in Eganville ON. have been welcoming people from all over the world for over 55 years. We provide a safe, educational, informative and fun tour for people of all ages. Everyone from babies in backpacks to senior citizens have enjoyed the handiwork of Mother Nature here along the beautiful Bonnechere River. Reservations are not necessary as we have staff on hand to take you on tour when you arrive.
To better plan a visit to us check out the Special Events section of our website.
What to Expect
During Stage 3 of Ontario’s re-opening we are required to use a “self-guided” model of small bubbles of people going every 5 minutes. This means we are less able to accommodate the number of people that we would normally do. As a result wait times can be up to and even exceeding two hours. As of Monday July 26th we will be changing our ticket sales hours from 9-3. We are hoping the earlier opening will alleviate some of the longer wait times experienced in the afternoon. We remind people that we are in fact open until Thanksgiving.
On the hottest summer days, the Caves are cool. For your comfort, take a light sweater. There is a set of stairs leading you into the Caves and one that takes you out of the Caves. A beautiful trail that passes a sink hole will bring you back. Low-heeled shoes are required.
We certainly allow photography. The white waters of the waterfall are a fine subject for movie fans and artists. Although not necessary, if you have a flashlight bring it along to get an extra close look at the walls and the fossils that are everywhere underground.
Leashed pets are allowed in our picnic area and on our walking trails however not on the one hour guided tours underground.
The cave system is not stroller friendly. Visiting with infants is best done using a snuggly or backpack carrier.
Picnic tables are provided for the use of visitors. Soft Drinks, ice cream, snacks, souvenirs and science type products are available. Due to the environmental sensitivity of our site, we have upgraded outhouses and hand pump to wash your hands.