Bancroft: Mineral Capital of Canada

Bancroft has held the title of “Mineral Capital of Canada” for a very long time, earned by the natural capacity to attract rock hounds from all over the world. The world famous “Gemboree” is held on or about the August 1st weekend every year.

The mineral experience of the Bancroft area provides for a multitude of exploration options for exploring families, novice rock hounds, or professional geologists attracted by plentiful and accessible sites and special events in the region.

Consider booking a guided “dig” experience during the summer months by contacting the Bancroft Visitor’s Centre.

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