Ordovician Fossil Capital of Canada


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Bonnechere Museum, also known as the Ordovician Fossil Capital of Canada, presents both the natural and cultural history of life as it developed along the Bonnechere River.

The museum is located at 85 Bonnechere Street, in Eganville, at the junction of Highways 41 and 60. Click on the map below to find an enlarged printable version.

Museum Hours

Victoria Day weekend to Labour Day:
10:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday to Saturday and Mondays of long weekends. 1:00 to 4:00pm Sunday

Labour Day to Victoria Day weekend:
open for special events and tours by appointment.

There is an access ramp and a washroom.


  • a tour of the museum age 12 to adult $6.00; children 4 to 11 $3.00; 3 and under free
  • a tour of the geotrail age 12 to adult $6.00; children 4 to 11 $3.00; 3 and under free
  • discount for groups of 10 or more touring both the museum and the geotrail: $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 4 to 12, and free for 3 and under.
  • fossil hunt from museum age 12 to adult $6.00; children 4 to 11 $3.00; 3 and under free
Locating Eganville. Click to enlarge

Searching for fossils. Click here to find out more.
Fossil Hunters:

Fossil Hunts start at the museum at 10 AM: information, walkabout, fossil search.

Canada Day, Third Saturday of July, Third Saturday of August, and Saturday of September Rural Ramble.

Fossil Hunt Video

Video produced by
Valley Video Professionals

Searching for rocks. Click here to find out more.
Geoheritage Trail Walk


self directed:
get a guide-chart at the museum or

guided tour:
click on menu item "Activities, Events" for tour schedule.

Video of Trail

Video produced by
Samantha Hein