Owen Sound is the largest urban community in Grey and Bruce counties and it is located on the southern shore of Georgian Bay in a valley below the limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. It lies at the foot of the Bruce Peninsula, famous for its exceptional geography and is known as the Scenic City.
Owen Sound features an expansive harbourfront, winding rivers, parks and trails. You can enjoy the natural beauty of locations such as Harrison Park, Inglis Falls, Kelso Beach, and several conservation areas. There are over 30 parks and open spaces within the city, and the Bruce Trail follows along the escarpment around the cities edge.
There is lots to see and do in and around Owen Sound all year long. If you enjoy the outdoors, this is a great place to go power boating, sailing, and/or fishing on Georgian Bay. Others fish along the harbour wall, where they catch a variety of fish including salmon. Click here to learn more about the Salmon.
There are thousands of kilometres of snowmobile trails with access to the City in the winter. Others prefer to cross country ski or snowshoe. Hiking, cycling, kayaking, and swimming are popular, and there are a number of golf courses in the area.
Owen Sound is a thriving and diverse community.
It is an excellent place to raise a family or retire with amenities and recreational activities available to all. Owen Sound is home to a regional hospital, and it is also home to the Owen Sound campus of Georgian College.
The City operates 2 arenas, and numerous soccer and baseball complexes. There are pools, fitness centres and more.
Owen Sound is host to many annual Festivals & Events:
Owen Sound is a cultural destination with many galleries and opportunities to see or display your history & art.
- The Tom Thomson Art Gallery
- Roxy Theatre
- Billy Bishop Home & Museum
- Grey Roots Museum & Archives
- Community Waterfront Heritage Centre
- Artist’s Co-op
- Owen Sound Farmer's Market