Bonnechere Caveshttp://www.bonnecherecaves.com/Tue, 28 Feb 2017 1:11:35 -0700en-us<![CDATA[Bonnechere Caves Photos]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/gallery/bopnnechere-caves-photos/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/gallery/bopnnechere-caves-photos/Tue, 28 Feb 2017 1:11:35 -0700<![CDATA[Undergound Dining]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/gallery/undergound-dining/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/gallery/undergound-dining/Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:54:41 -0700<![CDATA[Paddle and Fiddle the Bonnechere]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/gallery/paddle-and-fiddle-the-bonnechere/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/gallery/paddle-and-fiddle-the-bonnechere/Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:39:44 -0700<![CDATA[Tie Dye Tuesdays]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/tie-dye-tuesdays/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/tie-dye-tuesdays/Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:03:08 -0700Every Tuesday our staff will be proudly wearing our Tie Dye T’s from Rrijoice Tie Dyes “happy clothes for happy people”. It is our way of honoring the “back to the landers” who came to the Ottawa Valley in the 60’s and 70’s and stayed and in that time have added so richly to the arts and culture of our valley lives.  Anyone who wears an article of Tie Dye will get $1 off their admission.

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<![CDATA[Heritage Radio Paddle and Fiddle BBQ and Open Mic! Saturday July 15th, 2017]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/heritage-radio-paddle-and-fiddle-bbq-and-open-mic/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/heritage-radio-paddle-and-fiddle-bbq-and-open-mic/Tue, 28 Feb 2017 9:24:45 -0700Join the paddlers and the good folks from Valley Heritage Radio and other local Ottawa Valley musicians along the shores of the Bonnechere River for some good tunes and fellowship. This is an open mic and nobody will be turned away. As we at the caves love fiddle music people should be made aware this event will be more then fiddling!

Admission - $10 - all proceeds from this event go to the Bonnechere River Watershed Project.

For more information contact Chris at 613-628-2283

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<![CDATA[Special Events]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/Tue, 28 Feb 2017 9:22:12 -0700We are excited to be involved with our community in providing special events on the caves site in 2017. As we get closer to summer we will be adding other special events once we get dates and musiciains confirmed such as our Underground Dining and our Underground Concert Series. We hope that you will re-vist our website or join the Bonnechere Caves Facebook page to stay up to date with Bonnechere Caves events and local Eganville and Ottawa Valley events!

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<![CDATA[Paddle and Fiddle July 15th, 2017]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/paddle-and-fiddle/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/paddle-and-fiddle/Tue, 28 Feb 2017 9:16:47 -0700Join an enthusiastic group of paddles and some Fiddlers for a trip down the Bonnechere from just below Eganville to the fourth Chute (Bonnechere Caves).

The Itinerary: Please read carefully!

1:00 to 2:00 – Registration in the Bonnechere Caves picnic area. $15 per person.

1:00 – 2:30 – boat drop off at 2528 Fourth Chute Road. There will be no shuttle service provided so participants are expected to drop off their boats after registering or before on the way down the Fourth Chute Road from Eganville. 2528 Fourth Chute Road is 1.5 kilometers from the turn at Hwy #41. Watch for a large orange pylon with a red canoe icon on top.

2:45 Bus pick up for transport up to the put in.

3:00 – 4:30 Paddle and Fiddlin’ down the Bonnechere.

5:00 – 8:00 – Heritage Radio Paddle and Fiddle BBQ and Music Open Mic.

Note: so as not to create too much congestion in the Bonnechere Caves parking lot some folks may be directed to park in the Cavanagh Quarry just across the river from the caves. The bus will be picking folks up there also just after the pick up at the caves.

To register info@bonnechereriver.ca

For more info contact Chris at 613-628-2283

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<![CDATA[Tour de Bonnechere - August 20th, 2017]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/tour-de-bonnechere/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/tour-de-bonnechere/Tue, 28 Feb 2017 9:14:22 -0700<![CDATA[Bonnechere Museum Fossil Hunt #3 Saturday August 19th, 2017]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/bonnechere-museum-fossil-hunt-3-sarurday-august-15th-2015/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/bonnechere-museum-fossil-hunt-3-sarurday-august-15th-2015/Tue, 28 Feb 2017 9:11:27 -0700Join us for the third of our four Bonnechere Museum Fossil Hunts. All Fossil Hunts begin at 10 AM at the Bonnechere Museum in beautiful downtown Eganville and last approximately 2 hours.
Age 12 to adult $6.00, children 4 to 11 $3.00, 3 and under free. No reservations necessary!
For information call Caveman Chris @ 1800-469-2283

 

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<![CDATA[Bonnechere Museum Fossil Hunt #2 Saturday July 22nd, 2017]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/bonnechere-museum-fossil-hunt-2-saturday-july-18th-2015/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/bonnechere-museum-fossil-hunt-2-saturday-july-18th-2015/Tue, 28 Feb 2017 9:09:44 -0700Join us for the second of our four Bonnechere Museum Fossil Hunts. All Fossil Hunts begin at 10 AM at the Bonnechere Museum in beautiful downtown Eganville and last approximately 2 hours.
Age 12 to adult $6.00, children 4 to 11 $3.00, 3 and under free. No reservations necessary!
For information call Caveman Chris @ 1800-469-2283

 

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<![CDATA[Bonnechere Museum Fossil Hunt #1 Canada Day 2017]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/bonnechere-museum-fossil-hunt-1-canada-day-2015/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/bonnechere-museum-fossil-hunt-1-canada-day-2015/Tue, 28 Feb 2017 9:07:36 -0700Join us for the first of our four Bonnechere Museum Fossil Hunts. All Fossil Hunts begin at 10 AM at the Bonnechere Museum in beautiful downtown Eganville and last approximately 2 hours.
Age 12 to adult $6.00, children 4 to 11 $3.00, 3 and under free. No reservations Necessary!
For information call Caveman Chris @ 1-800-469-2283

 

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<![CDATA[Paint the waterfall any day you care to!]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/paint-the-waterfall-any-day-you-care-to/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/paint-the-waterfall-any-day-you-care-to/Tue, 28 Feb 2017 9:01:50 -0700Grab your easel and stool and paints and paint. The Fourth Chute Falls are a favorite for artists and photographers alike!

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<![CDATA[Home]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/home/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/home/Tue, 28 Feb 2017 8:58:16 -0700The Caves are now closed for the Winter and will re-open the Friday of the long weekend in May of 2017. Hope to see you there!

The Bonnechere Caves 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.

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.

Send Us Your Photos

If you have take photos that you feel are worthy of being in our photo gallery please send them to cavemanchris@bonnecherecaves.com and we will give you credit for them on our website.
Go to Bonnechere Caves Photo Gallery

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<![CDATA[Schedule/Rates]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/schedule-rates/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/schedule-rates/Mon, 22 Aug 2016 2:04:06 -0700Tour Schedule

We open the May long weekend and close after Thanksgiving.

Guided Tours at frequent intervals DAILY! (Every 20 - 30 minutes)

* Our tours go rain or shine, however if you want to know the Eganville weather go to the Weather Network.

May Long Weekend to June 30th (Daily).
(Tours go every 20-30 minutes)

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

July and August (Daily), up to Labour Day.
(Tours go every 20-30 minutes)

First Tour: 10:00 am
Last Tour: 4:30 pm

Our one hour long guided tours go every 20 – 30 minutes so just drop by when you are ready!

After Labour Day weekends until Thanksgiving (2nd Monday in October) This includes the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of Thanksgiving weekend.
(Tours go every 20-30 minutes)

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Our one hour long guided tours go every 20 – 30 minutes so just drop by when you are ready!

Weekday tours in September.

11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

Rates

Bonnechere Caves - Tour Fees

* Our prices include all applicable taxes and parking.

Adults

$18.00

Seniors (65 +)

$16.00

Youth (13-17 years)

$14.00

Children (4-12)

$13.00

Under 4

Free

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<![CDATA[Directions]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/directions/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/directions/Sun, 07 Aug 2016 7:09:46 -0700How to get to the Bonnechere Caves!

Bonnechere Caves located in Eganville, Ontario!!

ALWAYS WATCH FOR OUR BLUE AND WHITE ONTARIO TOURISM SIGNAGE!

Our GPS coordinates:  North 45* 30.283 W77* 00.535

Our physical address: 1247 Fourth Chute Road

Just above is our GPS coordinates. We have them there mostly to look like we are up to speed with new technology however we strongly reccomend when travelling rural Ontario (especially the Ottawa Valley) that you use our written directions. This technology is useful in a lot of situations however in our area roads have been put into the landscape to fit in with small mountain ranges and twisting river valleys which causes GPS directions to send you to some very interesting places.

From Ottawa:

Highway 17 west to Renfrew. From Renfrew take Highway #60 to Douglas. In Douglas watch for our blue and white Ontario tourism signage which tells you to turn left off the main street in Douglas. Hint: Highway #60 takes a sharp right onto the main street but still remains #60. When you see the farm supply store on your right you turn left.

From Toronto:

There are many different routes you can take, all of them scenic. The easiest way is to take Highway 401 to Napanee and then Highway 41 to Eganville. As you come into Eganville watch for the sign that tells you to take the first right. From there it is approximately 9 kilometres.

From Algonquin Park:

Highway #60 to Eganville. At the traffic lights in Eganville turn right on Highway 41 and cross the bridge. Continue on 41 for about a kilometre and turn left either before or after the Catholic church. (either road gets you there) The church is the one you see on Eganvilles skyscape as you drive the long hill down into town as you arrive.

From North Bay-Petawawa-Pembroke:

Highway #17 to Pembroke and stay on #41 going through Eganville (it goes across the bridge) and turn either before or after the Catholic Church.

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<![CDATA[Fourth Chute Falls]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/gallery/fourth-chute-falls/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/gallery/fourth-chute-falls/Mon, 25 Apr 2016 7:31:37 -0700<![CDATA[Tom and Ruth Woodward]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/cave-stories/tom-and-ruth-woodward/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/cave-stories/tom-and-ruth-woodward/Tue, 19 Apr 2016 9:05:49 -0700I would like to honor my former employers Tom and Ruth Woodward of the Bonnechere Caves where I spent 10 summers from the age of 12 until the age of 22 when I graduated from Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario. This photo was taken at my graduation in 1979. What does it say about the effect they had on my life and the relationship we had developed to have my employers drive three hours to see me graduate? It is no accident that I would return to the place that held such value in my life 13 years later in 1992 to help Tom retire at age 78 just a few years after Ruth had passed away. Tom would pass away a few years later and at that time Val and I would have the opportunity to purchase the caves from Tom’s estate and keep his dream alive. That dream was to share a geological gem with people of all ages every day all summer season long.

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<![CDATA[The "I climbed the Foymount Hill" Cycling Challenge]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/the-i-cilmbed-the-foymount-hill-cycling-challenge/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/the-i-cilmbed-the-foymount-hill-cycling-challenge/Tue, 19 Apr 2016 8:32:15 -0700This special event happens every day. Climb the "Foymount Hill" and bring the photographic proof to the Bonnechere Caves and you can purchase a T-shirt honoring your achievement. New this summer: you can also purchase a "I climbed the Foymount Hill" T-shirt at Madawaska River Rentals in Quadeville.

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<![CDATA[Bike from our parking lot anytime you feel like it!]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/bike-from-our-parking-lot-anytime-you-feel-like-it/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/special-events/bike-from-our-parking-lot-anytime-you-feel-like-it/Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:17:47 -0700<![CDATA[Largest Cephalopod Fossil resides at the Bonnechere Caves]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/bonnechere-caves-news/largest-cephalopod-fossil-resides-at-the-bonnechere-caves/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/bonnechere-caves-news/largest-cephalopod-fossil-resides-at-the-bonnechere-caves/Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:53:31 -0700Cephalopods, related to modern squids and cuttlefish, swarmed in the ancient seas. At times they were the dominant invertebrates and some reached several feet in length. In shape they ranged from straight-shelled species to ones elaborately curled and ornamented. Only the wide end of the shell was occupied by the soft-bodied animal that built it. The rest was closed off and divided into a series of chambers by cross walls. When the fossil is broken open these walls are often mistaken for the vertebrae of a fossil fish.

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<![CDATA[Ontario's Highlands Tourism Organization News]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/ontario-s-highlands-tourism-organization-news/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/ontario-s-highlands-tourism-organization-news/Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:31:40 -0700<![CDATA[Ottawa Valley Tourist Association News]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/ottawa-valley-tourist-association-news/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/ottawa-valley-tourist-association-news/Fri, 13 Mar 2015 10:30:56 -0700<![CDATA[Tour de Bonnechere Bike Event]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/gallery/tour-de-bonnechere-bike-event/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/gallery/tour-de-bonnechere-bike-event/Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:40:44 -0700<![CDATA[Bonnechere Museum Fossil Hunts]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/gallery/bonnechere-museum-fossil-hunts/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/gallery/bonnechere-museum-fossil-hunts/Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:09:25 -0700<![CDATA[Ottawa Valley News]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/ottawa-valley-news/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/ottawa-valley-news/Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:24:18 -0700<![CDATA[Eganville News]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/eganville-news/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/eganville-news/Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:23:31 -0700<![CDATA[Bonnechere Caves News]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/bonnechere-caves-news/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/bonnechere-caves-news/Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:22:42 -0700<![CDATA[Accommodations]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/accomodations/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/accomodations/Thu, 20 Nov 2014 8:40:25 -0700<![CDATA[Tour de Bonnechere has become a major Ottawa Valley event!]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/eganville-news/tour-de-bonnechere-has-become-a-major-ottawa-valley-event/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/eganville-news/tour-de-bonnechere-has-become-a-major-ottawa-valley-event/Mon, 30 Jun 2014 5:18:07 -0700The Tour de Bonnechere (Eganville, Ontario, Canada) is a timed self supported road ride that celebrates cycling in the beautiful Ottawa Valley. Challenge yourself to ride the short course (60k) in 2.5 hours or the long one (100k) in 3.5. This is not a race! Enjoy riding with like minded people at whatever pace you choose. A scenic family ride (18k) makes its way to Bonnechere Caves and back. Join us for our famous pot-luck BBQ and party afterwards! All proceeds support local charities.
Go to registration page.

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<![CDATA[Fourth Chute Falls a wonder!]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/bonnechere-caves-news/fourth-chute-falls-a-wonder/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/bonnechere-caves-news/fourth-chute-falls-a-wonder/Tue, 17 Jun 2014 5:43:19 -0700<![CDATA[Ontario's Highland's Tourism Organization]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/ontario-s-highland-s-tourism-organization/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/ontario-s-highland-s-tourism-organization/Tue, 17 Jun 2014 4:48:35 -0700<![CDATA[Country Blossom Bed & Breakfast]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/accomodations/country-blossom-bed-breakfast/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/accomodations/country-blossom-bed-breakfast/Sat, 14 Jun 2014 8:43:04 -0700Everything you need for your country time away...Coffee and tea supplied for you. Full kitchen so you can make your own meals. You have a private entrance to the main floor of this raised ranch home. You will enjoy a full access to living room, dining area, comfortable bedroom with a king size bed (that can be split into twins upon request), a bedroom with 2 twins, a full kitchen with dishwasher, a fire pit, a tire swing, a raised deck, a DVD player with a selection of movies, a piano, even a mailbox right at the house with pick-up service, and fresh eggs if you wish. Internet and cell phone service can be 'iffy' but 10 minutes away in Eganville, there are 2 beautiful locations with free internet.
The artwork on the walls is by artist Margaret Stuart, who lives in a separate apartment downstairs with her 10 year old daughter Jorah who also makes lots of great art and devours books! We do have 2 cats, Cali and Lynx, but you will not see them unless you come to the studio for art time. We do have 3 hens and a rooster wandering about the yard. :) They lay light turquoise eggs.
Art lessons, breakfasts and dinners can be arranged by request at an additional cost. Margaret, your hostess has eaten gluten-free, mostly paleo for about 2 years, so has expertise if you are curious about trying this. Referrals to local farmers markets and organic meat sources also.
Looking forward to hosting your stay in the Ottawa Valley!
Visit Country Blossom website

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<![CDATA[Gearheads - more than just bikes! ]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/shopping/gearheads-more-than-just-bikes/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/shopping/gearheads-more-than-just-bikes/Thu, 12 Jun 2014 11:04:36 -0700Visit Gearheads website!

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<![CDATA[Frisco's Restaurant]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/dining/frisco-s-restaurant/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/dining/frisco-s-restaurant/Tue, 10 Jun 2014 2:09:37 -0700<![CDATA[The Egan Inn]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/accomodations/the-egan-inn/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/accomodations/the-egan-inn/Sun, 01 Jun 2014 11:30:31 -0700Nestled in the heart of downtown Eganville The Egan Inn will provide folks with a wonderful evening after a day of exploring what the Ottawa Valley has to offer.

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<![CDATA[Teachers Info]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/teachers-info/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/teachers-info/Fri, 30 May 2014 9:04:04 -0700Thank you for your interest in our site. The Bonnechere Caves have been attracting thousands of visitors from all around the world since 1955. Every spring it is our pleasure to welcome busloads of school children to one of Mother Nature's most interesting classrooms. Our teachers do a wonderful job in the classroom but there is nothing like a properly chosen field trip to support those learning processes.

When you visit The Caves you will learn from our guides:

  • the different types of rocks
  • the process of fossilization
  • the impact of glaciers on our landscape
  • a greater understanding and respect for the planet we all share
  • the formation of caves
  • how stalactites grow
  • hibernation practices of the small brown bats
  • some local history
  • how the caves were discovered and explored
  • fossils of the Ordovician time period

Click here to go to our Fossil Photo Gallery

(All of this will be done in an entertaining and easy to understand manner)

Because the underground is always 10 C we recommend that you bring a light sweater or jacket. Low heeled shoes are the best or in other words any footwear that you would use to go on a hike. We do have electric lights in the cave, but bring along a flashlight so that you can get an extra close look at the walls. Everywhere in the walls you will find scalloping patterns and fossils. To enhance your visit have the students click on the Fossil Work Sheet at the top of this page just under the school bus. Print it off and bring it along on your trip.

We have a concession stand where we sell drinks, snacks, ice cream, souvenirs and science related products.

OUR PRICING POLICY

  • on the day of the trip the teacher (or designated person) pays on arrival
  • we accept Visa, Mastercard, Interac, Cheque or cash
  • students in the ages 4-12 category pay $10 taxes included and students in the 13-17 category pay $11 taxes included. All adults on the trip pay the same fee as their child (a regular adult rate is $16)
  • teachers, bus drivers and teacher's aids are free
  • if for some reason the trip has to be cancelled all we ask is that you let us know as soon as possible so that your spot can be filled by another school group. There is no penalty for cancellation we just hope that you will re-schedule a visit to us at another time. To arrange your visit call 1-800-469-2283 and ask for Chris or email us at:  cavemanchris@bonnecherecaves.com.
  • We understand that a number of school groups are looking to do a number of activities in one day and we are often not the only stop on the agenda. We recommend the following neighbors who also provide learning activities for students.
  • Frontier Trails Camp
  • Bonnechere Museum
  • Aqua Rose Gems and Minerals
  • Red Wolf Retreat
  • Logos Land

We look forward to welcoming you to one of Mother Nature's Geological Gems,

Chris and Val Hinsperger

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<![CDATA[Dwyers Farmhouse]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/accomodations/dwyers-farmhouse/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/accomodations/dwyers-farmhouse/Fri, 30 May 2014 8:59:43 -0700613-649-2211
Go to Dwyers Farmhouse website

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<![CDATA[Donegal B&B]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/accomodations/donegal-farm-b-b/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/accomodations/donegal-farm-b-b/Fri, 30 May 2014 8:59:00 -0700613-628-5190

Go to Donagel B&B website

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<![CDATA[Stuart Log Cottage]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/accomodations/stuart-log-cottage/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/accomodations/stuart-log-cottage/Fri, 30 May 2014 8:56:08 -0700An Authentic Log Cabin Experience

On the shore of Mink Lake, in a private wooded setting, this authentic log cabin is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family adventure vacation. Equipped for modern comfort, its handcrafted appointments lend a rustic charm. Make our secluded lakeside housekeeping cottage your base for exploring historic Eastern Ontario. Stuart Log Cottage is a stone's throw from the Town of Eganville, which was founded in the early 1840's as a grist mill community.

Go to Stuart Log Cottage website

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<![CDATA[Testimonials]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/testimonials/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/testimonials/Fri, 30 May 2014 8:23:44 -0700We had a great experience today at Bonnechere Caves. Owen, was our tour guide and was full of great info and stories. He answered all my questions with detail and is genuinely interested in such a marvel of Nature. My 8-yr old daughter was just thrilled to see real fossils and did not expect that surprise when visiting. We are very fortunate to have a great site just sitting in our backyards. And that people are willing to work hard to keep the history alive and preserve this amazing place. The tour was well-organized, informative and fresh. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. The prices are reasonable and pictures are breath-taking. I've travelled to several parts of the World, but was just reminded today that you really don't have to venture off very far to capture the spirit, the passion and exurberence of Nature's overwhelming power to captivate, intrigue and spark the adventurous side that lies in us all. Thank you and we will be back again. Jeff, Nicole & Zoe
Name: jeff Narlock

hi chris.... as u know , i am married to a man who played in the Caves, before the caves were developed into the caves of today. i fell in love with him 45 years ago and later fell in love with the beautiful area that surrounds the caves. yes u sure have made the Caves a very interesting place to visit. i love the comment from Jennie on here----being proposed to by the falls------wow
Name: kathy kilby

King,
It was touching to see how passionately you've been dedicating your life to preserve and promote the history and wonders of the Bonnechere Caves. Thanks again for the unforgettable weekend in Eganville.
Gabi and Phil
Name: 

My first visit was in "74" with my parents. My second was with my wife in "89?" . I hope that we will make it out there again. Maybe try out the Provincial Park and the water. The first visit everything seemed so big the second visit it seemed a little smaller but as the years go by it`s just a neat thing to see
Name: John Paul Brampton Ont

Just got back from a camping trip at Bonnechere Provincial Park and took a side trip to Eganville for the caves. Was an awesome experience! John was a really good guide and told us a lot of great information and stories about the first explorer of the caves. Well worth it for the caves and the beautiful scenery by the river.
Name: Joanne & Michael

So glad we decided to check out the caves on our way home from Ottawa this long weekend. As it was 27C outside, it was nice to wander around underground in the cool, drippy caves. Owen was a great tour guide - full of enthusiasm and wit!
Name: Sue & JP

As a child i would consider the Bonnechere Caves a treat to visit if i was good. Every year it was the same, boy i loved those caves. one day my older cousin came and i had finally reached the age to see the caves with friends, boy what a treat! Soooo the tour started and i couldnt wait i was telling my cousin everything about the caves i figured, having been here every year i could run the tour and thats when it went all wrong! to make a long story short i apprieciate the spead at witch your staff found me and my cousin in a off limits cave. i hope i didnt cause you to much pain its been 15 years ive matured and would love to show my kids one day, i would follow all rules and hold my kids hands just in case...never the less i will never forget the Bonnechere caves my uncle is Ike Igan and im the mischevious nephew Adam
Name: Adam St Pierre 705 232 0736

Chris, We were at Bonnechere cave today and what a pleasent surprise. You knowledge of the caves and your obvious passion for what you do made our tour an experience we will never forget. We will be bring our adult children by this summer to see what a gem you have in Ontario.

Thanks again,

Bob & Lisa
Name: Bob & Lisa

Hi Chris, and all the staff at the Bonnechere Caves. Thank-you for making our special day fantastic. We had a great time, the wedding was excelent, people loved the idea of having the ceremony (for the time ever)inside the caves. The setting was more then we could ask for, and the tour was fantastic. People will be talking about this for years to come. Meny thanks to all the helpers, couldnt ask for a nicer group of people. We will be celebrating each and every year, with the knowlege that "caves" will be there for us to enjoy...cheers to all
Name: Mr. & Mrs. Jeff McCormick, July 17th 2010

your a good man chris.keep doing it.
Name: shawn bradley

Hi Chris, My Grandfather would be so proud to see what an amazing job you and your family have done of developing "his caves" into what they are today! I have such great memories of going "spulunking" with him thru the caves. I am excited to one day share the history and the same experience with my own family. Thank you so much.
Name: Meriah Miguez, Thomas Woodward's Grand Daughter

My ex-husband and I visited the caves about 25 years ago , I am now going to take my current boyfriend , he is beside himself with excitement . At that time the original discoverer gave us the tour it was fantastic and I still remember him. I am looking forward to introducing my boyfriend to spulunking
Name: Diane Moore

Hi Chris, I had a wonderful time in the caves, I was a bit hesitant at first being afraid of confined places but before we went on the tour you had told me "you will be ok, you have him" meaning my then boyfriend. And you were right, I really do have him now since he proposed on the trail by the waterfall after the tour! Greatest day of my life!
We also purchased the picture that was painted by the lady across the street, it was exactly where he proposed! Your staff was so wonderful and told us to bring the print and she would sign it! Such an amazing memory!
Name: Jennie and Jeff

Hi Chris - had a great time on the Jack Donahue school trip. There's not enough space here to put in all my comments - so here's a link to a story I wrote about our time out there.
http://mareadmare.blogspot.com/2009/06/bonnechere-caves-school-trip.html

Thanks for a great day - the kids had a blast!
Name: Ian

The bonnechere caves rocks
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My uncle and I visited Chris this year at the caves. I had a blast! what a fun and educational experience...I will be recommending the same experience to everyone! Thanks Chris! I will send you those pictures we promised
Name: Belinda & Bob

Chris, thanks for the help on the Christmas on the Bonnechere song...It means a lot you and me..Turtle Tim Beckett
Name: Turtle Tim Beckett

Thank you Andrea, for a great tour on September 26. Your enthusiasm and knowledge of the caves and geology was fascinating!
Name: stu (briarpatch1@hotmail.com)

My nephew and I came for an afternoon tour. We were lead through the cave by a wonderful young tour guide. He was interesting and well informed. We were told how the cave was formed and when it was discover and by what means it was first explored. The guide also showed us fossils that were found in the area. All very informative and fun. Now the rest of my family want to make a day of it. We plan on packing a picnic lunch and enjoying the view as well as the picnic tables provided along the trails. Thanks for making our visit a memorable one!
Name: Carol Pealow Pine Grove Motel Northbrook

It has been Years since I was there..Brought my 2 girls this time and they had a blast..What an experience for them, they were talking about it all the way home. Thanks for the great tour guide as well, He made it very exciting.
We will be back again,
A natural Wonder well worth the time to see !!!!!
Name: Ron, Nicolette & Breanna Jansen

About a week or so ago my girlfriend and I visited the Bonnechere Caves for the first time not knowing really what to expect. I am writing you with nothing but praise. The caves are fantastic!!!! But most of all the Tour Guide (Dan?) was the best tour guide we have ever had for anything. It's nice to have a tour guide that doesn't make things boring!! So thank you Dan for making our experience a memorable one.
Name: Trevor Kindree

I've visited Bonnechere Caves 4 times. It seems that every time I visit, there is something new to discover or something to view from a different angle. I love how nice and cool it is in the caves and the bats give this "young" cave a lot of character. A must see!
Name: Andrea Brabant

Amazing tour! Great guides and a fantastic host. Hats off to Chris and the Bonnechere Caves!
Name: Ross

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<![CDATA[Bonnechere Caves - Ride the Highlands ]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/bonnechere-caves-news/bonnechere-caves-ride-the-highlands/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/bonnechere-caves-news/bonnechere-caves-ride-the-highlands/Wed, 28 May 2014 1:57:09 -0700Watch Fiddleheads from Belleville, Ontario crank out some underground tunes!

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<![CDATA[Gallery]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/gallery/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/gallery/Wed, 28 May 2014 12:54:46 -0700Some cool shots!

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<![CDATA[Ottawa Valley Tourist Association]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/ottawa-valley/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/ottawa-valley/Tue, 27 May 2014 12:55:09 -0700<![CDATA[Dining]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/dining/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/dining/Fri, 09 May 2014 4:19:20 -0700<![CDATA[Golfing]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/golfing/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/golfing/Fri, 09 May 2014 4:19:05 -0700<![CDATA[Museums]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/museums/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/museums/Fri, 09 May 2014 4:18:51 -0700<![CDATA[Recreation]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/recreation/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/recreation/Fri, 09 May 2014 4:17:25 -0700<![CDATA[Shopping]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/shopping/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/shopping/Fri, 09 May 2014 4:17:07 -0700<![CDATA[Geological Time Chart]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/geological-time-chart/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/geological-time-chart/Fri, 09 May 2014 8:44:27 -0700The limestone you walk through when you visit the Bonnechere Caves was deposited as layers of mud and silt during the Ordovician time period. The Ordovician is thought to have been somewhere between 400 and 500 milion years ago. That took place before the development or evolution of the fish and well before dinosaurs!!

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<![CDATA[Fossils]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/Thu, 08 May 2014 12:12:39 -0700There are different types of fossils that can be seen at the caves!

Under a hill of limestone, said by geologists to have been the bottom of a tropical sea 500 million years ago, the Caves present a weird and wonderful sight. Stalactites, or rock icicles formed at the rate of one cubic inch in 150 years, hang from the ceiling and the handiwork of nature is enhanced by electric lights. Entombed in the rock and preserved forever can be seen fossils of coral and sea creatures alive long before the age of the Dinosaurs. Millions of years in the making, the Bonnechere Caves are a thrill for the sightseer.

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<![CDATA[Curled Shelled Cephalopod]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/curled-shelled-cephalopod/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/curled-shelled-cephalopod/Thu, 08 May 2014 11:49:47 -0700<![CDATA[Straight Shelled Cephalopod]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/straight-shelled-cephalopod/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/straight-shelled-cephalopod/Thu, 08 May 2014 11:49:33 -0700<![CDATA[Brachiopods]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/brachiopods/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/brachiopods/Thu, 08 May 2014 11:47:30 -0700<![CDATA[Crinoid Rings]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/crinoid-rings/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/crinoid-rings/Thu, 08 May 2014 11:47:18 -0700<![CDATA[Gastropods]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/gastropods/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/gastropods/Thu, 08 May 2014 11:47:02 -0700<![CDATA[Trace Fossil]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/trace-fossil/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/trace-fossil/Thu, 08 May 2014 11:46:45 -0700<![CDATA[Horned Coral]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/horned-coral/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/horned-coral/Thu, 08 May 2014 11:46:30 -0700<![CDATA[Rugose Colonial]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/rugose-colonial/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/rugose-colonial/Thu, 08 May 2014 11:46:17 -0700<![CDATA[Honeycomb Coral]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/honeycomb-coral/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/honeycomb-coral/Thu, 08 May 2014 11:46:02 -0700<![CDATA[Pelecypod]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/pelecypod/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/fossils/pelecypod/Thu, 08 May 2014 11:45:49 -0700<![CDATA[Contact Us]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/contact-us/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/contact-us/Thu, 08 May 2014 11:43:10 -0700Bonnechere Caves
Chris and Val Hinsperger
Owner
Eganville, Ontario
Canada

Phone: 1-613-628-CAVE(2283)
Toll Free: 1-800-469-2283

Email: cavemanchris@bonnecherecaves.com

Thank you for visiting the Bonnechere Caves!

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<![CDATA[News]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/news/Wed, 30 Apr 2014 9:49:34 -0700<![CDATA[Cave Stories]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/cave-stories/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/cave-stories/Wed, 30 Apr 2014 9:49:34 -0700<![CDATA[Bat Lovers]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/bat-lovers/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/bat-lovers/Wed, 30 Apr 2014 9:49:34 -0700<![CDATA[Eganville and Area]]>http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/http://www.bonnecherecaves.com/eganville-and-area/Wed, 30 Apr 2014 9:49:34 -0700