Deep inside a limestone-carved valley, you’ll find Eganville, a small community in Renfrew County along the Bonnechere River in Bonnechere Valley. This picturesque, riverside town offers tourists a taste of the quiet life in cottage country, and is well known among fisherman and hunters as well.
In town, you’ll find a number of quaint shops to visit along with delicious dining options, including The Granary, a well-known Austrian and Canadian restaurant, and Frisco’s Grill which features an array of salads, pastas, and grill favourites to satisfy your taste buds.
Eganville is also home to the Stone Fence Theatre, a local production company which specializes in historic and musical dinner theatre.
For those seeking adventure, you’ve found the right place! Eganville is the heart of the Ordovician Fossil Capital of Canada, and here you can visit the Bonnechere caves to view stalactites and thousands of fossils under a hill of limestone that is said to be the bottom of a tropical sea that existed more than 500 million years ago. Families can daytrip to Logos Land Resort for an afternoon of water slides, a trackless train tour, and golfing.
Fishermen visit Eganville for the spectacular fishing – where you can catch pike, bass, perch, walleye, and lake and brook trout on the numerous lakes, including Lake Clear, Golden Lake, Constant Lake, and Silver Lake. Hunters know the area for white-tailed deer, moose, and migrating waterfowl, depending on the season. For more information on hunting and fishing, visit the Bonnechere Valley Township website.