Facts and Information

BANCROFT ONTARIO, FACTS & INFORMATION

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The Elk Restoration Project of Bancroft, Ontario
Back in January of 2000, the first of two herds of Elk from Alberta were shipped to Bancroft scheduled to be released back into the wild, and re-populate the area. The second release was a year later in Jan 2001, when 50 more elk were released. Since that time, the once endangered elk’s population has grown and flourished. So much so, that the first elk hunt was allowed in September of 2011.  more…

Bancroft, “Ontario’s Most Talented Town”
In 2004 Bancroft, Ontario was awarded the title of “Ontario’s Most Talented Town” by TV Ontario.

Turtle Crossing
From May through Sept please take care while driving to help protect the indigenous turtle.  Turtles of all Turtle Crossing Bancroft Ontarioages will wander away from their home water bodies occasionally, but mainly it is the adult females that must struggle overland in the nesting season to find a suitable warm, sunny place to bury their eggs. Roads border many of our rivers, ponds and lakes where turtles live, so vehicles take a terrible annual toll on breeding females. Since turtles need a specific combination of conditions to lay their eggs — southern exposure with its more direct sun, soft soil, the appropriate soil humidity, and little or no plant cover — they often have no choice but to go far from the water in which they live. Female turtles may have used many of these sites for generations.  more…

Population in Bancroft as of 2016: 3881
Population in Bancroft as of 2011: 3,880

Newspapers
The newspapers published in Bancroft include Bancroft This Week and The Bancroft times.

Bancroft This Week
Bancroft This Week is a member of Canoe Sun Media Community Newspapers.
254 Hastings St
Bancroft, Ontario
613-332-2002
Website

Bancroft Times

The Bancroft Times Ltd has been independently owned since 1894.  It is published every Thursday.
93 Hastings St. North
Box 1894
Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0
613-332-2300

 

Comments (4)

  • Kathy Reply

    HI you beautiful wonderful webdesigner! seriously this is a nice site! Way to go Sarah xoxo

    September 14, 2016 at 9:15 am
  • Rachel Pike Reply

    I would really like to see the video, can someone please share the private link with me?

    November 9, 2019 at 10:31 am
  • Dianne L Minter Reply

    Great info BUT I’m trying to find out if there is a BUS that travels to/from Bancroft… from Toronto/Brampton/Mississauga area. Lots of into online but most of it outdated by years (!) or just WRONG.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks

    June 25, 2023 at 11:26 am
  • Martin Reply

    A more detailed & accessible area map ( one that doesn’t lead you to google ) would be greatly appreciated by tourists and locals alike I would think. Thanks.

    May 10, 2024 at 10:56 am

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