Egan Chutes Provincial Park
This beautiful waterfall is located at the end of an old forest access road, east of the town of Bancroft. There is a 10-20 minute walk to get to the falls (when taking the short trail), but the scenery once you get there will be worth it. The short trail is on the west side of the river. For a longer hike, take the trail on the right. It is considered moderately challenging. It is a 8.0-km out-and-back trail that takes an average of 2 h 8 min to complete.
There is a natural V-shape in the rock at this part of the York River which forms the “chute”. Please note that there is no swimming allowed, and one should use caution as there are no guard rails. Egan Chutes was established as a provincial park in 1989 but is a non-operating park. It is classified as a nature reserve, protecting a section of the York River.
Egan Chutes Provincial Park is a popular spot for birding, hiking, and walking. While it can get busy at times, it can also be a peaceful and solitude-filled experience during quieter times of the day.
Driving Directions: Hwy 28 East – approx. 15 km east of Bancroft. Watch for Egan Chute Provincial Park Signs.