Bonnechere Caves, near Eganville, Ontario
Posted by: bluelamb03
N 45° 30.288 W 077° 00.536
18T E 343062 N 5040992
Quick Description: This waymark involves visiting the Bonnechere Caves to learn about solution caves. The caves are private property and are only accessible by taking a guided tour during the operational period between May and October.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/28/2011 2:47:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMC5MJ
The Bonnechere caves are an example of a karst feature. Discovered in 1853 the caves were first entered and explored in 1953. By 1955 they were opened as a tourist attraction by the family that still owns the land today!
The cave was originally accessed through a 'sinkhole', a collapse of the roof at one point, but to facilitate tourism a new opening was widened, steps poured in concrete, and the extremities of the cave are pumped dry for full access.
A popular local tourist stop, there is an admission fee for the tour of the cave.