Bonnechere Caves, Eganville
Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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. Put Bonnechere Caves and other Eganville attractions into our Eganville vacation trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Visited the Bonnechere caves mid week in September. The caves are a fascinating experience. The tour gives you a very informative talk about the formation of the caves and the fossils that are found l... read more »
From the classiest outhouses in the Ottawa Valley to the personable tour guides, this destination is full of surprises. Bonnechere Caves is off the beaten track, but totally worthwhile. Be ready for a... read more »
The leader of the tour was great--knowledgeable and funny. This is a short tour (about 1 hour) and just something you need to see.
I've been here several times and it's definitely worth coming if you've never been. A neat bit of history and geology of the area and some nice scenery. I only docked 1 star because it's a bit pricey for a whole family to come considering it only lasts an hour at most.
Our stop at the caves were fun and all of the kids loved it (thought they were playing Minecraft). A few of the highlights was the great story telling by our guide Patrick and being able to crawl down one of the side caverns with the kids. At the end of the day it felt somewhat expensive for the experience coming in at $44 for one adult and two kids under 12 years but I was glad I checked it out nonetheless.
Super great experience! Fun for the whole family but particularly those those members who like caves. Patrick was super informative and energetic and I'm not sure how many tours he does each day but he certainly went out of his way to make it special for the whole group!
I was a tad dissapointed with my visit. The tour started with about 20 minutes outside talking about fossils, which was kind of interesting, but way too long (and I actually like fossils). There was also no point where you could see fossils 'in the wild' which I was hoping for due to all the fosiliferous limestone in the area. We then went down into the caves, which is a pretty generous description of what they actually we're. On the website, it looks as if it's a whole system that you can explore, when in reality, you just walk through a crevass and hear about how Tom explored the area. It was still cool, but half the time I couldn't even hear the tour guide because he was so far away (our group was about 30 people). The only part I really enjoyed was walking through the tiny part, which everyone did not do because it was optional. Overall, I think 18$ per person was waaay too much for this attraction. Sady, I would not go back and definitely not recommend.
Fantastic place to visit! I've now been here around 5 times over the past 25 years and every time, it's a highly enjoyable visit. The area and town are a great visit with the caves being the highlight of course. The guided tours are interesting and the story behind the caves never ceases to amaze. Visit the Granary for lunch and have the Schnitzel while in town.
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