Owen Sound

Situated at the base of the Bruce Peninsula with the Niagara Escarpment as a defining feature, the “Scenic City” is aptly named with beautiful parks, waterfront trails, waterfalls, museums and art galleries.  Fall is a “fishy” time of year here with the Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular and the Owen Sound Salmon Tour, coinciding with the fall migration run, starting in mid-September.  Hike, paddle, cycle or drive to follow the salmon on their journey and take in some beautiful scenery along the way.  Pause for a picnic or at one of the many restaurants as you pass through the downtown core. Guided “behind-the-scenes” tours of the Salmon Run & Fish Hatchery offer a more intimate experience (note that tours must be booked in advance).
Spend some time in Harrison Park walking the trails and doing some paddling surrounded by stunning fall foliage. Grab a bite to eat at the Harrison Park Inn before heading off to explore four waterfalls close by or perusing the artwork of iconic Canadian artist Tom Thomson at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery.  The music scene is HOT in Owen Sound with Heartwood Hall a definite hotspot and the Roxy Theatre featuring live entertainment of all kinds.  Families will love checking out Grey Roots Museum & Archives and the charming Community Waterfront Heritage Centre, housed in the former 1930s CN Railway Station.  Be sure to check out the caboose and clang the old bell on the museum grounds.  Feeling hungry and thirsty?  Head over to the opposite side of the harbour to Mudtown Station, a restaurant and brewery recently opened in the former CP Railway Station.  Hop onto the Beer Bus to “explore the birthplace of Canadian prohibition” and discover the “spiritual” side of this awesome little city on the Corkscrew City Tour!




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