Owen Sound

Owen Sound is a sweet little gem of a city and glows extra brightly in winter, especially during the Festival of Northern Lights, November 16th to January 5th. Holiday-themed displays sparkle along the Sydenham River in the city’s core and in Harrison Park.  The park itself makes an awesome destination for walking, snowshoeing or ice skating, followed by a pit stop at the Harrison Park Inn Restaurant to recharge your batteries.
The music scene is hot here with live acts taking to the stage at Heartwood Hall and The Roxy Theatre. Dine out before heading to your concert at one of the many funky and unique restaurants, most within walking distance to the venues.  Nearby are Casero Kitchen Table, Norma Jean’s Bistro, Jazzmyn’s and Nathaniel’s.   At Mudtown Station Restaurant and Brewery, accompany your meal with their signature craft brew made on-site. Another local craft beer can be purchased at Kilannan Brewing Company or sampled in a local eatery.  Just outside of town, pop in for a lovely glass of wine and spectacular view at Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery. 
Take in a bit of the city’s culture and history on your visit.  Iconic and influential Canadian artist Tom Thomson was born in nearby Leith and many of his works are at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery.  Visit a Canadian First World War hero’s family home at the Billy Bishop Museum and explore the history of the county at Grey Roots Museum and Archives.
Make a Saturday morning visit to the Owen Sound Farmers’ Market, open year-round, and then maybe stroll down the main drag to the Owen Sound Artists’ Co-op, located in what used to be McKay Brothers Department Store (this beautiful building is a work of art itself). 

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Outdoor Fun


Indoor Fun & Entertainment (check ahead for winter hours)






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