BANCROFT – A Great Place to Live, Work and Play
 
Bancroft, located about 2 ½ hours north of the GTA and south of Algonquin Park, is dotted with 615 crystal clear lakes and the sparkling waters of the York, Crowe and Madawaska Rivers.

The Bancroft area is a splendid four season recreational playground. Many tourist accommodations including resorts, restaurants, hotels, lodges and cottage rentals are available for Ontario vacation getaways. Cottage waterfront real estate is also a specialty of the North Hastings Bancroft area.

Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy a wide variety of activities including: nature walks, cycling, hiking, canoeing, rafting, swimming at our beautiful beaches, ATVing or snowmobiling on our fabulous trail systems, world class lugeing, taking part in the educational mineral tours, fishing any of our well stocked lakes, sighting numerous types of wildlife in the area, including a growing herd of elk, or spending the summer in a waterfront cottage. Bancroft, the rockhound Mineral Capital of Canada boasts more than 1,600 species of minerals in more than 10,000 identified deposits. The Rockhound Gemboree, held on the civic holiday weekend annually attracts thousands of rock hounds and geologists.

A modern hospital facility, great recreational and sports clubs, elementary schools, a secondary school and a community college service the area.

There is always a lot to do and see in North Hastings. Our community is rich in the 'arts' and you will find many arts and craft related points of interest to check out, including our local theatre and various galleries. We were proud to be named Ontario’s Most Talented Town.

Bancroft is a safe, healthy, wonderful place to raise a family, start a business, purchase lakefront cottage real estate, retire or simply sample a taste of Ontario's most beautiful and unspoiled area. Come visit!