Clear your schedule, we’re going crystal hunting. Whether you’re looking to dig up your own treasures or simply wander around magical crystal shops and gem mines in Ontario, the province of quartz has your back. Now, let’s uncover something sparkly.

From downtown Toronto to Thunder Bay, crystal mines and shops can be found all across the province. 

Whether you’re using your crystals for healing purposes or just love the way those rose quartz earrings make your eyes pop, there’s a little something for everyone out there. 

Bancroft, Ontario is considered the mineral capital of Canada and is the spot to be if you want to dig up your own hidden gemstones. 

Popular places like the Amethyst Mine Panorama, Princess Sodalite Mine, and The Beryl Pit can all be found and explored within the town. 

But if you want the gems without all of the work, there are plenty of shops that sell them as well.

Including this magical Crystal Cave that feels like you’re walking into a real-life fairy tale. 

So take a peek at the list below and start mapping out your next adventure ASAP.

Crystal Cave Shoppe

Price: Prices vary

When: Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Address: 11077 Hwy. 124, South River, ON

Why You Need To Go: You will feel like you're walking into a fairytale at this magical crystal shoppe. Take a seat in the meditation pod or frolic in the faerie garden before picking out your crystals.

Amethyst Mine Panorama

Price: $10 admission

When: Daily May-October

Address: 500 Bass Lake Rd., Shuniah, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can dig your way through a sea of purple rocks at this amazing amethyst mine. And for just $4 per pound, you can take the crystals home with you.

Princess Sodalite Mine

Price: Free admission

When: Daily May-October

Address: 31241 Hwy. 28, Bancroft, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can uncover hidden gems in the rock farm and take them home for $1.50 per pound. Or simply stroll through the rock shop to score beautiful crystals without all the hard work. 

The Rock Store

Price: Prices vary

When: Wednesday-Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Address: 154 Harbord St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel at peace the second you walk through this shop's doors. The tranquil space is full of crystals and various healing items for you to enjoy. 

Lakeside Gems

Price: $45 field trips

When: By appointment

Address: 29277 Hwy. 28 Bancroft, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in the mineral capital of Canada, this charming shop offers a wide selection of gems as well as mineral collecting field trips for you to enjoy.

Awaken Spiritual Store

Price: Prices vary

When: Monday-Saturday

Address: 207 Hurontario St. Unit 2, Collingwood, ON

Why You Need To Go: Whether you want tarot card readings, reiki, or simply need a new crystal for your collection, this whimsical spot has your back. You can even shop for some items online.

The Beryl Pit

Price: Prices vary

When: Daily

Address: Bancroft, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you're looking for a more rustic experience in Canada's mineral capital, then this Bancroft mine is the place. According to the website, you can purchase a mineral collection permit at the nearby Kauffeldt’s Corner Store, where you can also get directions to the mine.

Tribal Voices

Price: Prices vary

When: Open daily

Address: Peterborough and Port Perry locations

Why You Need To Go: This charming shop is filled with unique crystals, whimsical furniture, clothing, and so much more. 


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