Bonnechere Falls
Photo by Mark Harris

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About this Waterfall

This is a beautiful waterfall! Rugged and nautral, yet accessible. Also known as First Chute, this is the biggest of the five "Chutes" on the Bonnechere River. The waterfall is perhaps 10 m high, and rumbles down a gorge at about a 45 degree angle. The bedrock here is tilted, and since some layers have been eroded more than others, it gives the waterfall face a jagged appearance.

Look for the path leading down the hill from the left side of the parking lot. This path leads to the base of the hill, around a bend and to the base of the falls. Another path leads off to the left and eventually ends up at the crest of the waterfall about a hundred meters upstream. I've seen photos where the river blasts through the falls, completely hiding any traces of bedrock. I find low flow more interesting. Note, I haven't visited here in about 15 years. I can't find the parking area on google maps or street view. If you have any luck in finding it, please, please send me an email with information. Please do not trespass if access is closed.

Some Quick Facts

Region: Eastern
County: Renfrew
Near: Castleford Station
River: Bonnechere River
Size: Medium
Type: Cascade
Access: Moderate
Coordinates: 45.5016, -76.558
Parking: Click for Parking Lot Directions

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Mark Harris hereby notifies you that he makes no guarantee that it is safe to visit any waterfall identified on this site. Conditions can change. Always use caution.
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