Owen Sound Travel Guide
Welcome to Owen Sound!
Wrapped by the Niagara Escarpment — a unique eco-system recognized by UNESCO — and the lapping waters of the Georgian Bay, Owen Sound's natural beauty is striking. Approximately 2.5 hours northwest of Toronto, travellers will have no shortage of scenic landscape to admire along the route. A suitable destination in all seasons, the city is liveliest during the summer months as people attend an assortment of festivals, leave footprints on the sandy beaches, or ripple through its lustrous waters on boats. Culture and heritage buffs may peruse several galleries and museums. The Billy Bishop Museum is the childhood home of the First World War flying ace and concentrates on air warfare as well as recounts of some of Bishop's daring battles with the Red Baron and others. The Tom Thompson Memorial Art Gallery contains works by regional artists, including the esteemed landscape artist Tom Thompson and various members of the Group of Seven.
This UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve site is one of Canada's most noteworthy landforms.
Hotels & Motels
The Owen Sound Inn has been recently remodeled and provides well-appointed guest rooms equipped with comfortable beds, air conditioning, refrigerators, microwaves, cable TV and wireless high-speed Internet access.
The Bruce Trail, Canada's oldest and longest footpath (Main trail: 845 km/530 mi), provides the only public access to the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.