The Township of Bonnechere Valley - In Our Backyard

Not only can you witness nature at its finest with abounding lakes or the beautiful Bonnechere River entwined in the woodlands of the Canadian Shield, but you can also explore the mysterious and world famous Bonnechere Caves.

You can relax and stroll along the streets of the "Jewel of the Bonnechere", better known as The Village of Eganville.

Tue, 21 May 2019 10:18:22 -0400en-us<![CDATA[Music in the Park ]]>, 06 May 2019 4:13:11 -0400Music in the Park takes place every Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7 pm to 9 pm in Eganville's Centennial Park beginning mid-June and runs until the end of August.  In case of bad weather Music in the Park is moved to the Eganville Legion in the Clubroom.

<![CDATA[Bonnechere Authors Festival]]>, 17 Apr 2019 3:23:20 -04002019 marks the Bonnechere Authors Festival (BAF) 18th season!  We will be staying in our new location at the Eagle's Nest (178 Jane Street, above the Eganville Arena), which worked so well last year.  Due to your postive feedback the festival will remain on Monday nights: July 8, 15, 22 and 28.  We ambitiously sougth after authors and have confirmed four phenomental talents.  We will tease out the release of each name on facebook in the coming weeks.

Our new Authors Circle Memberships are a great way for your to pre-plan your festival experience and help support the festival by making a donation in advance.  There are a variety of membership levels to choose from, good for an individual, a couple or friends.  They include seasons passes, dinners with the author, and signed books.

The BAF organizers are making some adjustments to help strengthen the Festival.  For the first time, we will provide authors with honourariums to help with their travel costs.  Authors in Canada make an average of $9,380 a year.  To ask an Author to take time away from their family, job and to also pay their own way is more then we're willing to ask when we are raising money from their work.  That means our costs are going to be a lttle higher, however, to offset this, and hopefully raise even more for the library, we are raising our prices slightly and offering new sponsorship packages for local businesses and membership packages for you, our biggest fans!

The ticket price is being increased for the first time in the 17 years this festival has take place!  Single tickets will be $20, at the door.  We will have a measure to help those book lovers who cannot afford the increase.

In past years BAF has been a partnership with the Training and Learning Centre.  They have chosen to focus their fundraising efforts in a different direction, and we wish them the very best!  This means all of the money raised will go to the Bonnechere Union Public Library.  We are a small group of organizers, with a larger group of loyal volunteers and bakers.  Thank you for considering supporting this Festival that has put the Eganville area on the cultural and literary map in Canada.  We would not have such a successful Festival without you, our amazing audience.

Visit us on facebook at:

<![CDATA[Bonnechere Museum]]>, 05 Mar 2018 2:40:31 -0500The Bonnechere Museum tells the story of settlement and development in all the townships and communities along the Bonnechere River. This new facility is in the former Eganville Village Centre.

<![CDATA[Branch 353 of the Royal Canadian Legion]]>, 05 Mar 2018 2:08:00 -0500Dieter Stehle, President
Marta Walczak, Branch Manager
Tom Kaddits, 1st Vice

Address: 57 Veteran's Way, Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
Phone: (613)-628-2802 Fax: (613)-628-9113



Getting married? Having a party?  Hosting a fundraiser?  Well we have the hall for you!  Smaller event?  Check out our clubroom, complete with seating for 150+ a bar, kitchen, pool tables and is fully handicap accessible.

Large wedding or fundraiser?  Out Main Hall has a 320 capacity for sitting and standing which is great for a Stag & Doe and 200-250 seated capacity which is ideal for weddings.  We have hardwood floors, high ceilings and a great stage for your dj or band.

Hall Rental Prices (Wedding/Stag and Doe/Party)

  • Main Hall - $300
  • Main Hall (members) $225
  • Clubrooom - $150
  • Clubroom (members) - $25
<![CDATA[Rotary Club of Eganville]]>, 02 Jan 2018 9:36:01 -0500Meets every Thursday night at the Eganville and District Senior Needs
Visitors wishing a meal should at the Eganville Legion email Debbie Vigus at a few days beforehand.
The  2017-2018 President is George Vigus; Assoc.building on Bell Street.

Meal at 5:15pm and meeting at 6:45

Our website is and we can also be found on Facebook. 

<![CDATA[Eganville Sno-drifters]]>, 21 Nov 2017 10:38:07 -0500Zach Plotz- CLUB PRESIDENT

Address: P.O. Box 468, 675 Sno-Drifters Road, Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
Phone: (613)639.4997

<![CDATA[Great Places to Cycle]]>, 01 Sep 2017 2:37:34 -0400<![CDATA[In Our Backyard]]>, 01 Sep 2017 2:30:01 -0400Not only can you witness nature at its finest with abounding lakes or the beautiful Bonnechere River entwined in the woodlands of the Canadian Shield, but you can also explore the mysterious and world famous Bonnechere Caves.

You can relax and stroll along the streets of the "Jewel of the Bonnechere", better known as The Village of Eganville.

<![CDATA[Churches]]>, 22 Aug 2017 11:12:20 -0400Every denomination is recognized with many churches in Eganville, Augsburg, Cormac and along the Opeongo Line.

Anglican Parish of Eganville & Area

125 Victoria St.

Rev. Susan Clifford

St. Clements Anglican Church

Opeongo Road

Rev. Susan Clifford

Eganville Baptist Church

326 Bonnechere Street West

Sebastopol Baptist Church

Baptist Church Road
(off Opeongo Line)

Grace Lutheran Church

14 Bonnechere St.

Rev. Greg Smith

St. Luke's Lutheran Church

77 Hartwig Street

Pastor Wayne Geick

Zion Lutheran Church

1251 Augsburg Road Pastor Wayne Geick

St. John's Lutheran Church

799 Silver Lake Road (Augsburg)

Rev. Greg Smith

St. John's Lutheran Church

Opeongo Road

St. James Catholic Church

70 Wellington St.

Father Ken O'Brien

St. Ann's Catholic Church

4 Cormac Road (Cormac)

Father Ken O'Brien

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

2720 Opeongo Road Father Joseph Legree

Melville United Church

99 Victoria St.


Salem Evangelical Missionary Church

7 Crimson Maple Road

Rev. Larry Mack

<![CDATA[Eganville & District Seniors Needs Association]]>, 04 Jul 2017 9:21:48 -0400The Eganville & District Seniors Board of Directors is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of the elderly. Serving the municipalities of Bonnechere Valley, North Algona Wilberforce, the Bromley portion of Admastan Bromley as well as the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan.

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Telephone Assurance
  • Diners Club
  • Home Maintenance
  • Transportation
  • Infromation & Referral
  • Frozen Meals

Address: 30 Bell Street Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0 Phone: (613)-628-2354

<![CDATA[Recreational Geology]]>, 13 Aug 2015 10:45:07 -0400

In October 2012 the 1st ever municipally owned Recreational Geology Trail opened.  It is a Geologically rich trail in the heart of the Bonnechere Valley, leading to a limestone quarry and a hand-dug trench!

The Township of Bonnechere Valley in partnership with the Bonnechere Museum are happy to offer this local trail for recreational and educational use.  Admire Eganville’s unique natural beauty as you walk through a hillside forest and past rock walls where geological treasures are abundant.

On the Geology and Fossil Trail you will come to the Grattan Quarry.  This quarry was active in the 1800s to the early 1900s.  The limestone was shipped to various places but some was used to build Eganville’s first town hall and the footings of the original St. James Church.  It was first developed by James Bonfield in the 1800s and was owned by Shane Lime and Charcoal Company through the 1900s.

What you will see on this trail:

  • Surface rock
  • Limestone quarry
  • Hand-dug trench
  • Outliers of limestone
  • Ordovician fossils

It’s outdoor fun for the entire family! 

Check out the Museum Event Calendar for scheduled Geo-Walks and Fossil Hunts!

<![CDATA[Bonnechere Union Public Library]]>, 13 Aug 2015 10:36:53 -0400<![CDATA[Senior Needs Association]]>, 11 Aug 2015 10:55:29 -0400The Eganville and District Seniors Needs Association provides assistance and social activities for senior citizens of the area.

You can volunteer to help:

Opportunities to touch a life are not always easy to find. Volunteering provides a way to help improve the life of another person. Now is your opportunity to give back to your community.

Get involved. Bring us your energy, your ideas, your pledge to help others, and we will find a way to start you volunteering.

Please call 628-2354 to discuss your options.

<![CDATA[Schools]]>, 31 Jul 2015 1:05:25 -0400Our Township believes in the future!

Quality education is a big part of that future!

Take a look at our facilities:

Eganville & District Public School

Eganville & District Public SchoolContact:

Box 787 Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
Phone: 613-628-2606
Fax: 613-628-1964

St. James Catholic School

St. James Catholic SchoolContact:

Box 620, Eganville, Ontario K0J 1T0
Phone: 613-628-2927
Fax: 613-628-1653

Opeongo High School

Situated about 10 kilometres north of Bonnechere Valley Township and serves a wide geographic area.


RR#1 Douglas, Ontario K0J 1S0
Phone: 613-649-2041
Fax: 613-649-2633

<![CDATA[Snowmobiling]]>, 31 Jul 2015 12:00:29 -0400The Eganville Snodrifters Club grooms more than 100 kilometers of trails in the area, and offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Ontario. Our trails are part of the more than 49,000 kilometers of trail networks maintained by local clubs and The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs.

Trail maps are available at The Snodrifters Club and Georges Marine & Sports in Eganville.

SnomobilesIn the past, the Village of Eganville was known far and wide as Snowmobile City. We're still famous for our support and enthusiasm for All Things Snowmobile!

Snowmobile Racers and Fans come from all corners of Canada and the United States to compete in the Miwell Construction/Toromont-Cat Bonnechere Cup And Canadian Vintage Championship.

For further information, contact Merv Boldt 613-628-3633 or visit

Snomobile raceSnowmobiles have taken on many shapes and a few odd designs since they were first invented.  During the 60's and 70's, more than 100 different manufacturers vied for a share of the new and exciting market!  Needless to say, most of these companies did not survive.

Organized by the Ottawa Valley Old Sledheads, The Eganville Old Snowmobile Show displays these remarkable machines again.

Local merchants provide trophies and prizes to make this fun event the largest Old Snowmobile Show in Canada.

<![CDATA[Lakes & Rivers]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:55:41 -0400Lake ClearBonnechere Valley Township has Everything for Your Vacation on Our Lakes and Rivers!

Our area is like a brilliant picture postcard and there's no shortage of things to do and places to stay along the way. We have camping, hiking, canoeing, boating, cottages, beaches, and resorts galore!

From its source in Algonquin Park, the Bonnechere River flows right through the Village of Eganville and along the northern edge of the township. It's a favorite place for canoeing and fishing. Swimming is also popular on certain parts of the river.  The Bonnechere flows wildly past the Bonnechere Caves at a location east of Eganville called "The Fourth Chute". This remnant of the pre-cambrian era is one of the most picturesque parts of the river.

Golden LakeThere are many lakes hidden away throughout the township, but the most well known are Lake Clear, Golden Lake, Constant Lake and Silver Lake.  Each of these lakes has gorgeous scenery, rocky outcroppings, sandy beaches and crystal clear water...perfect for boating, fishing or swimming.

The township maintains public beaches on Lake Clear and on the Bonnechere River in Eganville. We also own and maintain a free public boat launch at Bonnechere Lodge on Golden Lake.

Resorts beckon tourists from far and wide. You'll find all the comforts of deluxe housekeeping cottages or the simplicity of camping under the stars.  Look for convenient amenities such as boat and canoe rentals, laundry facilities, camp stores and gas stations all near by.  Many of these resorts also offer winter attractions,  with year round cottages,  ice fishing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and cross country skiing.

<![CDATA[Fishing & Hunting]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:52:16 -0400FishingHunters and Anglers come to Bonnechere Valley for a consistently good catch, our pristine environment and hospitality that is second to none.

Avid Anglers will love our lakes and rivers. You can expect fantastic fishing for Pike, Bass, Perch, Walleye, Lake and Brook Trout.  Live bait is readily available and there is no shortage of boat rentals, campgrounds, and secret fishing spots to guarantee some of the best fishing in the Ottawa Valley.

The Eganville Tourist Information Centre, located at 38 Bonnechere Street West, can give you advice and directions to the various lakes and accomodations in Bonnechere Valley. Call us at 613-628-1594.

WoodsThe area is famous during Hunting Season. There are yearly regulated harvests of White Tailed Deer, Moose and Migrating Water fowl.

Crown Land is generally open to hunting, but subject to the Ontario Game and Fish act. Hunters must obtain permission from landowners before venturing onto private land.

For regulations, please visit the Ontario MNR web site. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the regulations.

<![CDATA[The Training & Learning Centre]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:43:16 -0400The Training & Learning Centre (Renfrew County Community Upgrading Program) gives adults an opportunity to build their skills to prepare for work, education, training or life.

Address: 232 Bridge Street, Eganville
Fax: 613.628.1721

<![CDATA[Sebastopol Heritage and Historical Society]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:41:04 -0400Handicap accessible

June, September and October - 10am to 4pm
July and August - 10am to 5pm

Geraldine Kuehl - SECRETARY

Address: Opeongo Park, 4716 Opeongo Road
Phone: (613) 754-2555

<![CDATA[Eganville & District Sportsman's Club]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:37:22 -0400Contact:
Mike McEwen (613) 628-5997
Rod Wilcox (613) 628-3047

Address: 334 Gurlitz Road (off Fourth Chute Road, from Douglas) PO Box 543, Eganville, ON K0J 1T0

<![CDATA[Bonnechere Museum Committee]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:36:24 -0400Preston O'Grady - CHAIRPERSON

Address: 85 Bonnechere St
Phone: (613)-628-3240

<![CDATA[Algonkin Fly Fishers]]>, 31 Jul 2015 11:33:47 -0400Fly Fishing Club meets at Grace Lutheran Church (Basement),

(meetings are held every other Thursday)
(from October to April)
(Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm)

Murray Bimm
613-628-3336  (Days)
613-628-3431  (Nights)

Address: 14 Bonnechere St. W., Eganville, Ontario

<![CDATA[Clubs & Services]]>, 22 Jun 2015 12:29:11 -0400