Written in stone, carved in wood, silvered in water: Bonnechere Museum presents life along the Bonnechere River.
Fossil hunters revel in the Bonnechere landscape: the Ordovician Fossil Capital of Canada. Displays reveal the transformation from life in the 1700’s to the present capturing influences ranging from square timber, to lumber and pulp, along with waters shifting their use as original transportation routes to recreational get-away destinations and electrical generation. John Egan, founder, timber maker and politician, is a central figure. Visitors experience the Bonnechere Valley, its rural lifestyle and natural wilderness. Artisans, artists and performers – all are represented and weave the fabric of life along the Bonnechere. The museum has an access ramp and washrooms.
Also, take a walk on the Geo-Heritage Trail. Here, you will see an exhibit of rock types and their special features on a fossil rich limestone outlier. You can view a century old quarry and maybe even some turtles sunning themselves on logs, or explore the mysterious connecting trench. As you travel beautiful, forested paths, watch for other local wildlife. Visit our website for Tour times and dates, or take a self-directed tour. Make sure to stop at the museum for a map and a guide-chart.
New this year is a Rhubarb Fest on June 28 from 11:30-1:00. You can enjoy some fresh rhubarb pie or torte, or take home a rhubarb bakery item (muffins, cake, pie).
Also, on July 30 at 7:00, author and professor, David Wilson, will be providing a talk on D'Arcy McGee, Father of Confederation and outspoken opponent of Fenianism, whose assassination is the greatest murder mystery in Canadian political history. Did the court convict and hang the wrong man? Tickets are available for this event at the Museum for $15.
Admission: Adults: $5; Students and Children: $3
Season: Victoria Day Weekend through Labour Day
Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day:
Tuesday to Saturday and Mondays of long weekends: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 to 4:00pm
Labour Day to Victoria Day weekend:
Open for special events and tours by appointment only