The Hastings Highlands Hilly Hundred welcomes you to Bancroft, the regional hub for North Hastings. We hope that the visitors guide will provide you with information regarding our areas services and amenities. Bancroft is known internationally as “The Mineral Capital Of Canada” and so we recommend taking some time to explore the Bancroft Gem And Mineral Club Museum located at The Bancroft Railway Station. A visit to The Art Gallery of Bancroft, local studios and shops all add to our areas diverse culture. No matter what season you visit, Bancroft is alive with “real and incredible” things to see and do. And best of all we have some of the most challenging cycling terrain there is. Billed as "The Toughest Century Ride" in Ontario, The Hastings Highlands Hilly Hundred weaves it's way through the hills and valleys of the famous Canadian Shield from Bancroft, Combermere, Foymount, Wilno, Barry's Bay, returning to Bancroft. The terrain is a wonderful mix of gentle country roads, limited highway riding, and breathtaking hills carved through ancient granite bedrock. Riders will travel though some of Ontario's most beautiful landscapes where you will be awed by the beauty of lakes, rolling hills and colourful hardwood forests.