Bonnechere caves

Bonnechere caves information

Ontario , Canada
Street Fourth Chute Rd
+1 613 628 2283
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tours adult/child $16/12
Opening hours
10am-4:30pm May-Oct
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Lonely Planet review

The Bonnechere caves , about 130km west of Ottawa, are one of the finest examples of a solution cave (a cave dissolved out of solid rock by acidic waters) in the world. Formed 500 million years ago from the floor of a tropical sea, the dank passages feature a haunting collection of prehistoric fossils including a well-defined octopus. Learn about speleology (the study of caves) from the humorous tour, which details the site’s quirky history. Nimble guests will enjoy squeezing through a few extra-narrow, damp passages.