Bancroft & Area

ORA is about a 5 min drive from downtown Bancroft which is also accessible during the off-winter months by bike or walking. The town offers many year-round amenities, community and emergency services including Greyhound bus service, 24hr groceries, a whole food store, galleries & artist centres, movie theatre, taxi service, restaurants, fast food, gift shops, lumber mills and hardware stores. Unfortunately there are very limited choices for art supplies so please come equipped with what you need.
There are many lakes, provincial parks and conservation areas within a short drive or bike ride from Bancroft including Algonquin Provincial Park, Egans Chutes, Silent Lake… Many of these parks have seasonal opportunities for swimming, rock climbing and cross-country skiing. Please see the area map for more information.
 Art Gallery of Bancroft and A Place for the Arts both have showing spaces and programming for artists on a regular basis.