About Owen Sound

The City of Owen Sound is located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay in a valley below the sheer rock cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. It’s just over two hours north of Toronto. Owen Sound is characterized by a magnificent harbour and bay, two winding rivers, tree-lined streets, an extensive parks system, and tree-covered hillsides and ravines, which are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Owen Sound, the largest urban community in Grey and Bruce Counties, was a major port city for much of its history and was known as the “Chicago of the North.” Its location on Georgian Bay gave it access to the upper Great Lakes, and major rail lines moved cargo south from Owen Sound’s harbour.

Local points of interest include four conservation areas (Inglis Falls, Indian Falls, Hibou and Pottawatomi), Kelso Beach, historic harbour area, the City’s waterfront trail system, Harrison Park, Tom Thomson Art Gallery, Billy Bishop Home & Museum, Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum, the Farmers’ Market, and Grey Roots Museum & Archives. The city also hosts numerous events of note each year including Summerfolk, Ribfest, and the Canadian Spirit Festival.

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