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.

Admission: a suggested donation - adults $5.00; students and children $3.00.

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

Rock features. Click to enlarge
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