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Bonnechere Caves, Eganville

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#30 of 209 in Nature in Ontario
Conduct your very own archaeological dig at Bonnechere Caves, a set of caves that geologists claim was the bottom of tropical sea 500 million years ago. A tour of the caves reveals fossils and interesting rock formations. Take a camera along to capture the impressive limestone hills that the caves lay under. The tour operator provides a knowledgeable guide, as well as all flashlight equipment; you should bring an extra layer or two to combat the underground chill, and boots with traction for the slippery floors. Those who suffer from claustrophobia should approach with caution. Plan my day in Eganville using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Interesting caves with stalactites and stalagmites. Not too long for the squeamish. Educational and the surrounding waterfalls and searches for fossils along with walkways offer hours of entertainment...  more »
  • I went to the caves first with my daughter and went back with a friend and the two times had a great time, it's a nice place to go with children or just adults, nice learning experience and you can ev...  more »
  • Chris is an affable host who proudly & enthusiastically leads tours of his special caves. Well lit tunnels are easy to negotiate. Good for younger kids, too. Seasonal opening as caves flood in the spr...  more »
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  • Worth going out of your way for! The guide was a great speaker and made sure everyone was involved. Would love to come back in the fall when the bats are in the caves! Make sure to wear good running shoes or boots. Also note that the washrooms are more like outhouses. As well, the gift shop was tiny and not really worth it, but the place overall was great!
  • Beautiful caves .. Great narrating style .. You can have spelunking experience which is unusual. If you love everything about fossils this is a place you must visit. Apart from that there are some great breathtaking views. Great display of fossils and there interesting history. There are some water streams inside the caves so must use waterproof shoes.. There are some poison ivy plants at the picnic area which can be easily detected..
  • Small, but very cool caves! They are situated on a beautiful white water area of the Bonnechere River which is quite spectacular. After your tour of the caves, go back across the bridge and take a short hike along the river. You can still access the old bridge which gives you an amazing view of the white water section.
  • This place is awesome although it may be a little bit pricey. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. We definitely come here again with or without the kids
  • Very informative. Great guide explained the discovery of Bonnechere Caves very well and in depth details on fossils etc. Caves themselves are great but not as large as I thought they would be but worth the visit!! Wear good footwear that grips due to some wet floors and stairs once inside the cave. Nice little picnic area as well with falls and little souvenir shop. Toilets on site. Free parking. Nice family outing.

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