Known fondly by locals as “Ontario’s hidden gem,” Bancroft is one of Canada’s most popular destinations for amateur geology, also known was rockhounding. And that’s not all Bancroft has to offer—whether you spend your days practicing the Canadian sport of curling, climbing and exploring the natural beauty of the town’s parks, or doing something a little more adventurous (like snowmobiling!), Bancroft is sure to become a favorite destination for your group.
Early in Bancroft’s history, it was a booming mining town—and this history is still present in the town today, even though mining is no longer as essential of a part of the town’s economy as it once was. Visit the town’s mining museum to get a better understanding of its impact on Bancroft. If you’re visiting in August, you have the chance to mine for some of your own gems—the Rockhound Gemboree is a highly anticipated yearly event that draws visitors from all around. If you like spending time outdoors, you will love the Eagle's Nest lookout—it offers a beautiful view of the surrounding area and is even a popular location for mountain climbers to practice their skill in the winter. The area is popular for camping and hiking—the most popular choice being Silent Lake Provincial Park. Another popular option is Algonquin Provincial Park—offering great opportunities for birdwatching and observing nature, especially by canoe. Fishing, golfing, and horseback riding are also popular choices. If you don’t consider yourself to be particularly “outdoorsy,” don’t fret—the town is also well-known as a destination for artists and art appreciators to convene and appreciate beauty.
Particularly if you’re visiting around Halloween, visiting the “ghost towns” near Bancroft can be a fun way to spend a day. Blairtown, Eldorado, and Foymount are all popular choices and are only a short drive from the town center. The Scenic Hastings highway route is a beautiful choice—just follow the trail by car to see the best that nearby North Hastings has to offer. If you’re looking for more, the exciting city of Ottawa is only a 2 hour and 30 minute drive away.h3>Bancroft Accommodations
Accommodations in Bancroft can be found to match the needs of even the pickiest traveler. There are tons of options for both quiet and secluded relaxation in the woods and options for more exciting rentals closer to the city’s center. We make it easy to find the perfect place to stay—we offer Bancroft vacation rentals and Bancroft short term rentals throughout the town. You can compare rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more on Tripping. Book your Bancroft rental today!
The city is served by the Jack Brown Airport, but most visitors choose to drive. Highway 28 and Highway 62 both serve the town. The Central Ontario Railway also serves Bancroft, connecting the town with several nearby locations.
Looking for a vacation rental in Bancroft? Tripping.com has 84 rental homes available in Bancroft. Potential renters will find studios, 18 1-bedroom, 23 2-bedroom and 43 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $75 a night to $376 a night. Many of these properties are instantly bookable.
The average price of a nightly rental in Bancroft is $165 while the average price of a weekly rental is $1226. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Bancroft home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your favorite dog or cat with you? We have 30 pet friendly vacation rentals available for you. In addition to accommodating pets, Bancroft rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 13 rentals have internet and wifi, 62 have TV and/or cable and have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 4 rental sites in Bancroft where the top providers in that area are CanadaStays, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor. There are 39 CanadaStays rentals, 26 Booking.com short term rentals and 12 TripAdvisor vacation rentals.