Any time of year is the perfect time to visit Bancroft, the Mineral Capital of Canada. Found halfway between Ottawa and Toronto, Bancroft is located in the York River Valley of North Hastings. A mecca for “rock hounds,” mineral collectors, and geologists, Bancroft hosts the annual Rockhound Gemboree, Canada’s largest gem and mineral show that has been taking place for more than 45 years.

You don’t need to be a mineral expert to join the fun. Visitors to Bancroft can pan for gold, learn more about mineral identification from museum geologists, and embark on guided mineral collecting field trips. Shoppers can take home a souvenir from the Princess Sodalite Mine, which features jewellery, rock crafts, and more.

There’s more to Bancroft than just rock collecting. Lovers of the outdoors can enjoy the multi-use Hastings Heritage Trail for walking, horseback riding, and snowmobiling or ATVing, depending on the season. McGeachie Conservation Area is also a beautiful area to see beaver ponds, wetlands, and Old Growth forest. Historians won’t want to miss a trek to the neighbouring ghost towns of Blairton, Eldorado, Millbridge, Umfraville, and Wallace. For more activities, check out the Bancroft 2011 Destination Guide.

This town is located in North Hastings

Businesses and attractions in Bancroft

Location: PO Box 1360, Bancroft

The AAC is a not for profit charitable organization, an umbrella organization for contributing member arts groups in North Hastings.

(613) 332-1956
Location: 26130 Highway 28 RR #3, Bancroft

Situated on a small peaceful lake in 1 ½ acres of woodland, close to summer and winter sports activities. Ideal for artists, snowmobilers, photographers, hikers, skiers, bird watchers, mineral rockhounds, hunters, fishermen and siteseers.

(613) 339-1055
Location: 10 Flint Ave. Box 398, Bancroft

The Art Gallery of Bancroft (AGB) is the area's only not-for-profit public art gallery, featuring monthly exhibitions & a Gift shop offering unique one-of-a-kind items by area artists & artisans. Hours: Wednesday to Sunday 10AM to 4PM.

(613) 332-1542
Location: 65 Hastings St. N., Bancroft

New and used books- cards, maps, gifts.

(613) 332-2946
Location: PO Box 539, Bancroft

Chamber of Commerce & Information Centre

(613) 332-1513
Location: Box 325, Bancroft

The BBIA mandate is to beautify the downtown and to promote it as a shopping destination.

(613) 332-6246
Location: 8 Bridge St E, Bancroft

Lovely ladies boutique, including countless fancy hats, jewelery, handbags and accessories. (all new merchandise) Also, used furniture, home & garden decor, and things unique only to us!!

(613) 332-3429
Location: 528 Hastings st N RR#1, Bancroft

Located directly across from Bancroft Golf Course with a variety of room options available. Fireplace suites, business suites and family suites. Free WIFI and continental breakfast.

(613) 332-4900
Location: Box 1749 8 Hastings Heritage Way, Bancroft

The Bancroft Mineral Museum is owned and operated by the Bancroft Gem and Mineral Club. It features exceptional examples of minerals from within a 100km radius of Bancroft. Also featuring educational resources for schools and universities.

(613) 332-1513
Location: 38 Village Street, Bancroft

Fifteen modern clean cottages in a beautiful setting. Great bass, walleye and muskie fishing. Children's program. Boat and motor rentals, dock slips, canoes and kayaks available. Facilities include a small store, laundromat cell and internet service.

(613) 332-3316
Location: 9 Station Street RR#1, Bancroft

Over 25 businesses that make handcrafted items in one store. From Chocolates, to Soaps, Candles to Jewelery. Almost everything is of Handcrafted Quality. Gift wrapping, Wedding Favors and Showers, Birthdays and events are offered. Come in and see.

(613) 339-1642
Location: 675 East Road Loop P.O. Box 1807, Bancroft

Pet boarding facility - alot of our customers are cottagers & tourists who want their pets boarded closer to where they are vacationing.

(613) 338-2377
Location: Po Box 1774 38 Flint Avenue, Bancroft

Wildlife & Scenic Photography Tours, Workshops, Fine Art & Photography Sales and Exhibits. Membership: Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce.

(613) 637-2961
Location: 29556 Highway 28 South, Bancroft

Endo Cycle is a family owned and operated bicycle sales and service shop just south of Bancroft, Ontario. Niner Bikes, Opus Bikes, Electra Cruisers are our main bike lines. We carry clothing, parts and accessories.

(613) 332-4180
Location: 221 Hastings Street N. P. O. Box 57, Bancroft

A full line musical instrument and accessories store, featuring Larrivee hand made Cdn. guitars.

(613) 332-6444
Location: 112 Mill Street/HWY 62 South Box 1467, Bancroft

Irondell offers custom welded products; visitors are welcome to wander & enjoy the studio & sculpture garden; ponder unique metal installations & art. Weldergirl is often found creating whimsical & thoughtful pieces sure to add interest to your day!

(613) 332-6695
Location: 27 Booth Lane 2062 Mountain Grove Ave., Bancroft

This is a family oriented cottage rental business located 10 km. from Bancroft on a small pristine lake called Faraday Trout. Each cottage is very clean, modern and private. Excellent swimming and fishing available. Rowboat included in rental.

(905) 335-4275
Location: Baptiste Lake RR 2, Bancroft

Located in the quaint village of Baptiste Lake, fifteen minutes from the town of Bancroft, Ontario. Come and enjoy some of the best fishing Ontario has to offer. Relax in front of the most picturesque sunsets you will ever lay eyes on.

(613) 332-3596
Location: 482 Monck Road RR#3, Bancroft

One bedroom housekeeping suite, queen bed with view of lake, sitting room,equipped kitchenette, 3 piece bath, washer/dryer unit. Complementary breakfast, on quiet lake, 5 minute from heart of Bancroft. WiFi ,AC, Electric fireplace, Flatscreen TV/DVD,robe

(613) 332-1405
Location: 98 Theater Lane, RR #4, Bancroft

On the picturesque banks of the Little Mississippi River. We are a small family run campground providing an all inclusive camping experience, no extra charge for use of canoes, rowboats, lifejackets, firewood, and ice. Walking trails, fishing, relaxing

(613) 332-5106
Location: R.R. # 4 200 Hysert Rd., Bancroft

We are a community, volunteer based Hatchery with federal charitable status. It is a membership driven organization, relying on contributions from its members, sponsors and partners. Please support our commercial partners whenever possible.

(613) 332-4084
Location: 161 Bartlett Rd. RR #5, Bancroft

Small homestead of 100 acres, organic market gardens including flowers, heavy work done with draught horses

(613) 332-5154
Location: 29681 62 Hwy N RR#2, Bancroft


(613) 332-6565
Location: 1314 Hybla Rd RR5, Bancroft

The primary focus of the Ontario Métis Family Records Center (OMFRC) is researching and documenting the aboriginal and Métis families of North America. Our vast record collections put us in the ideal position to issue the cards.

(613) 332-4789
Location: 24A Cleak Ave., Bancroft

Studio and gallery offering original works of art in many subject matter and media. also art lessons and classes.

(613) 332-0031
Location: 30 Nicklaus Drive, Bancroft

The golf course at River’s Edge Golf Club offers all golfers challenge and enjoyment. Surrounded by beautiful views of the Eagle’s Nest and an abundance of wildlife, River’s Edge Golf and Country Club Estates delivers up to 6000 yards of an outstanding g

(613) 332-GOLF
Location: 328 Buck Hill Road r.r.#5, Bancroft

studio & show room open by chance or appointment

(613) 332-6339
Location: 27075 Hwy 28 South Paudash Lake, Bancroft

Lake side Inn with 9 rooms open year round and 3 summer cottages

(613) 339-3100
Location: Box 1650 258 Hastings St. N, Bancroft

Bancroft based Adventure Outfitting. Bicycles,Canoes,Kayaks,Cross Country Skis, Snowshoing. Sales Service Rentals. Area maps and Information. River Trip Excursions,Trip Planning, Guiding and Shuttle Services

(613) 332-1969
Location: 22-A Bridge St W Box 1582, Bancroft

A comfortable environment with a focus on excellent customer service and reputable brand names for the woman concerned with sophistication, style, and simplicity. Collections by:Cartise, Frank Lyman, Sandwich, Spanner, Olsen, Robert Kitchen, Rieker & more

(613) 332-2812

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