You’ll never be bored in Bancroft!
No matter what time of year it is, no matter what you’re interested in, we have something for YOU!


From famous sights like the gigantic Eagle’s Nest that towers over Bancroft to educational centers like the Bancroft North Hastings Heritage Museum, there’s a lot to see and do in the area!


When it’s too hot to do anything else, it’s a great time for the beach! Lucky for you there are several beaches in the area that offer great places for family swimming during those hot summer days.

boat launches

There are so many lakes in our area that it would take a whole lifetime to explore all of them – but ask anybody, it only takes one lake to make a lifetime’s worth of memories! But of course the easier it is for you to get out on the water, the easier it is to start making all those memories – that’s why we’ve prepared a handy list of local lakes with public boat launches for you convenience!


There’s nothing quite like the feeling of spending a night in the wilderness – the taste of s’mores, the smell of the campfire, the lullaby of frogs and crickets, and if you’re lucky, the best sunrise you could ever ask for. But remember not to whistle at night!


While Bancroft itself has very few natural caves, you can find several great places to go spelunking not too far away!

Day Trips

Bancroft is conveniently located just a stone’s throw away from lots of other great adventures, and that makes us a great place to stay while you explore nearby places like Algonquin Provincial Park, Bonnechere Caves, O’Hara Sawmill, and more!


From fun-filled Canada Day celebrations, to nostalgic Agricultural Fairs, to austere Remembrance Day ceremonies, to exciting Santa Claus Parades, there’s something to look forward to all year-round!


Unlike the mosquitoes, our fish bite all year round! Whether you want to go ice fishing, fish from a boat or canoe, or just try your luck from the shoreline, with over 16 species of game fish in the area we’ve got something for everyone.


Conservation and wildlife management are very important to the sustainability of the natural wilderness that surrounds our region. Whether you’re a beginner looking for information on how to get started, or a seasoned hunter who just needs some gear, we’ve got you covered.

Motorcycle routes

The same incredible geography that makes our region the Mineral Capital of Canada also gave us beautiful, scenic surroundings, and what better way to see the sights than from the back of a motorcycle?


Hungry? We know a place!


Bancroft isn’t the Mineral Capital of Canada for nothing! Aside from our fascinating local geology, we have some great resources and events to help make your rockhounding experience better!


Need the perfect gift for that special someone? Come see what our local shops have to offer!


Whether you want to go hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, cycling, or riding, we’ve got trails for you to explore year round!

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