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Mineral Capital of Canada

With 90% of all types of minerals found on Earth, Bancroft is the Mineral Capital of Canada and a rockhounding paradise. 

Not your thing? Come for the Insta-worthy natural attractions or a food fix in Hastings County’s largest town.


Mineral Capital of Canada

The Town of Bancroft is known as the "Mineral Capital of Canada" – where almost 90% of all types of minerals found on earth are located in and around the community! Canada’s largest annual gem and mineral show, Rockhound Gemboree, takes place in Bancroft each summer and brings together more than 100 dealers in one place.  Bancroft is also known for its iconic natural attractions, like the Eagles Nest Lookout and Egan Chutes Provincial Nature Reserve which are insta-worthy for any trip to the region. 


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For a Wildly Authentic Day in Bancroft, you must visit …  

  • Bancroft Eagles Nest Park – Take in the breathtaking view overlooking the Town of Bancroft.  Explore the Park’s network of trails with unique geological features, ecosystems, flora and fauna, and learn about its spiritual significance to the Algonquin people.
  • Princess Sodalite Mine Rock Shop – Get your hands dirty during a dig for rocks and minerals, feel tools scrape against the Earth and cool dirt between your fingers as you uncover any one of almost 100 varieties of treasures.
  • Bancroft North Hastings Heritage Museum - Step back in time with a visit to the Heritage Museum. The building was once the headquarters of the Bronson-Weston Lumber Company and is now home to ten galleries featuring the community’s history.
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