Economic Development

Tourism - Day Trip Itineraries

Theme - Recreational Geology

Description: Uncover the story of our earth dating back more than 500 million years ago.

Season - Spring, Summer, Fall

Suggested activities: 

1. Guided Tour at the Bonnechere Caves -


About Us

The Township of Bonnechere Valley boasts a high quality of life and is rich in natural and tourism assets.  This part of the Ottawa Valley benefits from immediate access to several freshwater lakes, river and caves; as well as having a large supply of forests and farmland, making it an ideal location for many types of businesses.  Bonnechere Valley is centrally located within Renfrew County and just a 90-minute drive from the City of Ottawa.  It is also located along Highway 60, an area that attracts motorcycle enthusiasts, cottagers, and outdoor aficionados.

The population has grown over the past 5 years and the real estate sector appears to currently be booming, particularly as a result of a residential influx caused by the ongoing pandemic, which has incited many urban citizens to seek larger homes, open spaces, and access to outdoor recreation.

At the beginning of 2020, there were approximately 1,665 jobs in Bonnechere Valley and our neighbouring municipality of North Algona Wilberforce.  The largest employment subsectors in the areas were:

  • Food services and drinking places;
  • Eduction services;
  • Speciality trade contractors;
  • Construction of buildings;
  • Food and beverage stores; and
  • Wood product manufacturing.

We are will serviced for a Small Town - access to resturants, coffee shops, hardware stores, gas stations, grocery stores, library, employment and training services, major highways, etc.

We have a high quality of life and livability in the Community:

  • Immense natural beauty and geographic assets (large supply of lakes, rivers, forest parks and trails);
  • Quietness of the area and small-town feel;
  • Lower cost of living compared to the region and the province;
  • Proximity to bigger commercial centres: Pembroke, Petawawa, Renfrew and Arnprior;
  • Businesses want to contribute to the well-being of the community;
  • Snowmobiler paradise;
  • Affordable waterfront properties;
  • Friendly people - supportive townspeople;
  • Low crime rate;
  • Safe;
  • Accessible and central in Eastern Ontario.

Bonnechere Valley Community Improvement Plan

The purpose of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is to provide the mechanism for a coordinated municipal effort to preserve and improve the heritage of the Commercial District in the Village of Eganville as well as the hamlets within Bonnechere Valley by encouraging restoration and rehabiliation of building facades. The CIP is intended to focus on facade improvement within the Comerical District for the purpose of escalating the economic climate of the downtown area.

Services For Business

Business Services Being in Business requires alot of research and networking.  The following list of resources will guide you through programs and services available to help expand or build your business.  We encourage you to browse the...

Starting A Business

Starting a Business or Expanding?

Starting or expanding your buisness takes a lot of effort and planning.  Please visit one of our business partners to find out more information on starting a business in Bonnechere Valley.  Each partner offers business planning services and financial advice.  The Township of Bonnechere Valley's Municipal Office is a great resource to get you started on your business venture.  Make sure you connect with us to find out more information about available properties, commercial buildings and/or services.

Shop Local Campaign - Rural Rewards Program

The Townships of Brudenell, Lyndoch & Raglan, Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards, Bonnechere Valley, North Algona Wilberforce, Madawaska Valley and Whitewater Region have once again partnered to promote local businesses by encouraging residents to shop local.

The program is called "Rural Rewards" and will consist of the distribution of Rural Rewards Cards (pick-up in store or municipal office) that can be stamped or initialed by a store clerk after making a purchase at nay of the businesses within the participating municipalities.

After 10 completed purchases, the Rural Rewards Cards cn be dropped off at your municipal office and a new card picked-up.  Each Township  will have a monthly draw for a $25 local gift card of the winners choosing.  The campaign will run from March - December 2022.

Participating Businesses in Bonnechere Valley are:

  • My Country Home
  • Rio Tap and Grill
  • The Granary Restaurant
  • The Rustic Lens
  • The Rusty Lantern Barn Boutique
  • Eganville's Finest
  • Papa Ron's Discount Store
  • The Axe and Paddle
  • Fifth Chute Coffee & Food
  • Dr. Kathleen Doran
  • The Eganville Shell Station
  • O'Grady's Flower & Gifts
  • Chelsea McCann Massage Therapy