Fourth Chute
Photo by Mark Harris

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About this Waterfall

One of the most interesting waterfall sites in Eastern Ontario. The river narrows on the upstream side of the road and first falls over a small ridge no more than about a 1 or 2 m high. On the downstream side, the Bonnechere River flows into the main falls, which is a very blocky-looking set of plunge falls. But what is most interesting is that the blockiness is due to large vertical and straight joints (cracks) within the rock.

At lower flows, the river can be confined in places to the joints, which are only a few 10s of cm wide. The hulking concrete remants of an old bridge foundation are nearby, and there are a few interesting holes in the rock walls that make for good photos. Be sure (!) to leave time afterwards to explore the Bonnechere Caves, which are adjacent to the site. You have to pay admission and have a guided tour, but these are some of the best developed caves in all of Ontario.

Some Quick Facts

Region: Eastern
County: Renfrew
Near: Fourth Chute
River: Bonnechere River
Size: Medium
Type: Block Plunge
Access: Easy
Coordinates: 45.5042, -77.0078
Parking: No parking map yet

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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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