Bancroft is the retail and service hub for North Hastings. Nestled snugly in the York River valley for 150 years, with the magnificent Eagles Nest rock face towering above it, Bancroft has a trade area of almost 15,000 people that expands to 45,000 from spring until fall. With the nearest larger centres, Peterborough and Belleville, more than one hour away, Bancroft has a captured market that local entrepreneurs are capitalizing on. A community undergoing revitalization, Bancroft’s downtown is an inviting place to visit, shop and start a new business!
Bancroft is internationally recognized as the “Mineral Capital of Canada” and home of the annual Rockhound Gemboree, a festival on the Civic Holiday weekend in August that celebrates our unique mineral assets.
Learn more about the Bancroft Business Improvement Area at www.beautifulbancroft.ca. Check out the Bancroft Historical Walking Tour information on the website homepage or pick up the handy walking tour guide and map at the Regional Tourism Information Centre located in the Bancroft Railway Station off Station St. in Bancroft.
► Bancroft ammenities & attractions brochure with map (2 pages, pdf 2.7 MB)