Along the banks of the mighty Bonnechere River, visit the Bonnechere Museum.
Discover Eganville’s captivating history from its Ordovician fossil collection –
Eganville is the Ordovician Capital of Canada!- to artifacts and interpretive
displays of our lumber, rail, agriculture and artistic heritage.
McRae Lookout Park where viewing platforms showcase the incredible power
and beauty of the Bonnechere River below you and interpretive signage, a
detailed history of where you are standing. The McRae Lookout Park is a stunning
reclamation success of the old grist mill site and named in honour of
John Duncan McRae, one of Eganville’s Founding Fathers who, in 1892, built
The Heritage House Stopping Place is the perfect spot to stretch your legs and
eat your picnic lunch. Step inside and explore the history of the Opeongo Line
settlers, many of whose families still live here.
Another highlight of the Opeongo Line is the Baptist Church Road Historic
Stone Fence. In 1883 a German settler, Carl Neumann, built it with stones cleared
from surrounding fields. The fence still stands solidly today with a
commemorative plaque as a monument and testament to the care taken and the
strength of character of the settlers of the Opeongo Line.
Foymount is the highest populated point in Ontario at 500 meters (1,600 ft)
above sea level. Because of the high altitude, in the 1950’s the Royal Canadian
Airforce built a radar base on site as part of the Pinetree Radar Line, which
detected nuclear bombers coming over the polar region from the Soviet Union.
The base was closed in 1974 because more powerful radar installations were built
Cycling the Foymount Hill is a popular challenge for touring and local
cyclists; those who succeed going home with the coveted “I Climbed the
Foymount Hill” teeshirts. Foymount is also popular with amateur astronomers
given the high altitude and low levels of artificial light.
Every year for over 80 years, thousands of parishioners literally walk a 4-day pilgrimage from Renfrew, Ontario to the Shrine of St. Ann at the beautifully decorated and historic St. Ann’s Catholic Church in the tiny hamlet of Cormac near Eganville. The shrine is dedicated to St. Ann, the wife of St. Joachim, mother of Mary and grandmother of Jesus. Tourists are often found kneeling and praying on her steps.
Visit Pikwàkanagàn, home of a proud and progressive Algonquin community on
Golden Lake that can trace their ancestry here back more than 10,000 years ago.
The word Pikwàkanagàn is pronounced ‘Pick-wok-nah-gone’ and means
‘beautiful hilly country covered in evergreens’. Besure to visit Omàmiwininì
Pimàdjwowin, the Algonquin Way Cultural Centre. where you will learn
about the circular timeline of the Anishinabe Seven Fires Prophecy and the
history of the Algonquin people from the first fire up until today. View the
Manido Chiman Collection of 600 objects, ranging from ceremonial, hunting and
trapping, canoe and water transportation, military paraphernalia, archaeological
stone tools, archival photos and information on local indigenous