WELCOME TO THE BONNECHERE CAVES
Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic we are suspending all of programs here at the caves for the season. These include our special events, our guided tours underground and community partnerships like the Paddle and Fiddle the Bonnechere, Bonnechere Museum Fossil Hunts and the Tour de Bonnechere Bike Tour. We will be opening the May long weekend of 2021. Sorry to disappoint however I am sure you understand and I hope you can visit next season! The best way to describe our cave is "Mother Nature's Natural Museum" and unlike "artificial museums" where this summer a lot of exhibits can be moved outside our exhibit is the actual space itself. And a beautiful exhibit it is!
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
Guided tours leave every twenty to thirty minutes and last approximately one hour except for weekdays in September when the tours are at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.
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.