Recreation & Leisure

Bancroft offers a wide variety of recreation and leisure activities for visitors and residents to enjoy! Whether you are looking to get involved in the community, hike a trail, or ride one, there is something for everyone! Please see the appropriate tabs to learn more about activities to take part in and about ways to involved within our community!


Bancroft has two golf courses to visit. For more information on the Bancroft Golf Course, click here, for the Bancroft Ridge Golf Club, click here.

Fishing, Boating, and Swimming

There are many plentiful lakes in Bancroft and the surrounding area for fishers, boaters, and swimmers alike to enjoy. For a list of lakes in the surrounding area, as well as the species of fish within them, click here. For beaches and places to swim in and around Bancroft, click  here.

Tennis Court

Looking to spend a relaxing day on the court? Bancroft's tennis court is located on Newkirk Boulevard , beside York River Public School.  Closed through out the winter months. 

Have access when Club doesn't have court. 

Members Only:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 am - 1 pm,
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4 pm - 8 pm.
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Bancroft Tennis Club 

The Bancroft Tennis court has times and special events posted at the court. 

To enter the facility, please contact 613-332-3331 for the code or click here.

Community Organizations

Algonquin Arts Council

Click here for more information.

Algonquin Shrine Club

Click here for more information.


Click here for more information.

Bancroft Business Improvement Area

Click here for more information. 

Bancroft & District Lions Club

Click here for more information.

Bancroft Broken Spokes Cycling Club

Click here for more information.

Bancroft Curling Club

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Bancroft Flying Club

Click here for more information. 

Bancroft Horticultural Society operating as North Hastings Garden Club

Click here for more information.

Bancroft Jets Girls Hockey Association

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Bancroft K40

The K-40 Club of Bancroft-Cardiff is a social group of auxiliary Kinsmen who meet in the area seven or eight times a year. If you are interested in finding out more about the K40 Club of Bancroft-Cardiff, please contact Conrad Kelly at 613-332-2728.

Bancroft & District Minor Hockey

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Bancroft Photography Club

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Bancroft Skating Club

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Dungannon Shamrock Seniors

Mike Dearborn
[email protected]

Masonic Lodge No. 482

Click here for more information.

North Hastings Quilt Club

The North Hastings Quilt Club welcomes both new and experienced quilters, with approximately 40 members currently. The club supports local initiatives through raising funds through community quits made during quilting bees. Additionally, the club also makes quilts for on-going donations to local families facing tragedies. For more information, please contact President Mary Wilson, at 705-448-3139.

Royal Canadian Legion, Br.181

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Snowmobiling in Bancroft

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Hiking and Riding the Trails

Get ready to hit the trails!

Whether you are wanting to walk, bike, or ride, there are several trails in the area for you to enjoy! Select the type of trail you are looking to adventure, and you're set to explore! 

You can purchase your trail permit here.

I want to go for a hike!

I want to go ATVing!


I want to take a drive on a Scenic Route!

I want to tour on my motorcycle!

motorcycle in fall

I want to go snowmobiling!


I want to explore the Hastings Heritage Trail! 
If you are using the trail for recreational purposes (all other purposes other than walking), you must purchase a permit. Day permits, as well as weekly and annual permits, can be purchased here!

Hastings heritage trail

North Hastings Community Centre

North Hastings Community Centre is owned and operated by the Town of Bancroft. 

For more information on the facility and rentals please contact them directly. 

103 Newkird Blvd
Bancroft, ON 
K0L 1C0
t: 613-332-2062