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Street view of downtown Bancroft
Eagles nest view, Bancroft Ontario



Bancroft Ontario is a small, picturesque town nestled in the York River Valley on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. Bancroft offers many tourist attractions and natural wonders to explore including, fishing, snowmobiling, rock hounding, camping, history and so much more.  Each year Bancroft Ontario is host to the famous Rockhound Gemboree.  People flock from all over to attend this fascinating event.

With many unique shops in the downtown and throughout the scenic countryside, you always have something new to discover. Bancroft On and the surrounding areas are also host to the annual Studio Tours.  You can enjoy a country drive, and pick up a treasure along the way.  There is something for everyone, no matter the season. Come enjoy the heart of North Hastings.

The Area

Browse the site to learn about the many things there are to do and see in the beautiful Bancroft Ontario area.

Things to See

Bancroft Ontario has much to offer. Use our handy site to find attractions based on your preferences.

Things To Do

There's always something to do in Bancroft. Click here to find events and activities you'd enjoy.

Our History

Bancroft is rich with history. Discover the past of the small towns of the area with photos and information.


The area is rich with minerals, gems and fossils, and brings thousands of people to the area each year.

Nature, History & Fun. Bancroft Has It All

Bancroft Ontario’s #1 community driven website of all time!  We are a privately owned and operated website built by the community; for the community. helps to promote local tourism and business development. If you would like to be part of the site on our Bancroft Ontario Attractions or Tourism pages, or if you would like to advertise on the site, please be sure to contact us!

Jul 15, 2024 - Mon
Bancroft, Canada
moderate rain
20°C moderate rain
Wind 1 m/s, SSE
Humidity 94%
Pressure 755.31 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
mon jul 15
light rain
28/18°C 5 m/s, SW 56% 755.31 mmHg
tue jul 16
heavy intensity rain
19/18°C 3 m/s, W 99% 754.56 mmHg
wed jul 17
light rain
23/14°C 5 m/s, WNW 56% 756.06 mmHg
thu jul 18
sky is clear
22/13°C 5 m/s, NNW 42% 762.07 mmHg
fri jul 19
sky is clear
25/14°C 4 m/s, WSW 33% 763.57 mmHg


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Web on, web off.

Off please. We’ve all walked through a web. Here are a few tips to get through it: Well, you already went through it, but...

🕸️ Try to stay in the center of the trail. Webs are more likely to be found near bushes, trees, and other vegetation. Staying in the middle can help reduce the risk of walking into one.

🕸️ Use a stick. Wave a hiking stick or trekking pole in front of you as you walk to catch any webs before you walk into them. Let’s not go all Jedi Knight first day with a new lightsaber, but use it only as needed. Also, say you’re sorry. Manners.

🕸️ Wear a hat. Wearing a hat with a brim can help catch webs before they reach your face. If a spider decides to hitch a ride without notice, you have permission to cancel the ride and let them off at a convenient location without your star rating being affected.

🕸️ Walk slowly and carefully. Take your time while walking on the trail to avoid quickly running into webs, squirrels, bears, hikers, other dimensions—you name it.

🕸️ Avoid walking at dawn or dusk. Spiders are more active during these times, so consider hiking during the middle of the day to reduce the risk of encountering them. So, in essence, sleep in sometimes.

Image: Screenshot of tweet with text, “One does not simply become a master of karate. First, you must accidentally walk into a spider web.”
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