Ontario's Natural Underground Wonder
A Family Owned and Operated Site

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WELCOME TO THE BONNECHERE CAVES

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Fall is a beautiful time to visit the caves and the Ottawa Valley! Be aware that we are open only weekends now from 10 am - 4 pm up to and including Thanksgiving! So there are only 5 days left this season to see the caves! October 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th and 10th.

Chris and Val Hinsperger, Bonnechere Cave Owners

We are a family owned and operated tourist attraction and for a glimpse of what we are about check out this link!

https://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=894641

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

Be aware that the only way to visit our underground passageways is on a guided tour with up to 25 other visitors and one of our young Tour Guides. We go every day from 10-4 and the tours go out every 20-30 minutes. We operate on first come first served basis. We are open daily up until September 30th and then the first two weekends in October up to Thanksgiving.

Chris and Val Hinsperger, Bonnechere Cave Owners

Tickets are sold on a first come - first serve basis

Cheers, Chris

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.

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.