The City of Owen Sound 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.
Known as the Scenic City, Owen Sound features an expansive harbour and bay, winding rivers, tree-lined streets, extensive parks and trails and a thriving, historic downtown.
Once named a Cultural Capital of Canada, the city is home to numerous festivals and events, such as the Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival, the Salmon Spectacular fishing derby, the Concours d’Elegance and the Festival of Northern Lights.
In Owen Sound, you’ll find a downtown economy that is balanced and diversified. The Heritage Place Shopping Centre and Heritage Grove complex on the east side complement the vibrant, scenic downtown core and other shopping areas.
The city operates two arenas and numerous soccer and baseball complexes and is served by a modern recreation centre with pools, fitness facilities and more.
If you are looking for urban or country living Owen Sound has it all! On side streets that evoke all of the charms of small-town Ontario, you will find both stately century homes as well as modern family houses. On the outskirts where rural life and nature abounds there is a wide range of country homes and farms for those seeking quiet surroundings. For growing families, weekenders or retirees escaping the big cities, Owen Sound has plenty of options!
The Local Gems
Outdoor recreation abounds here. Excellent boating and fishing are available on the bay, and during the winter residents can access thousands of kilometers of snowmobile trails, cross-country skiing areas, and downhill ski clubs. Hiking and cycling are popular pursuits and there are three golf courses nearby.
Key natural attractions include Inglis Falls, Harrison Park, Kelso Beach Park, and several conservation areas. The Bruce Trail forms a ribbon around the city along the escarpment, connecting waterfalls and revealing a wide array of flora and fauna, including rare ferns.
The Perfect Situation
Owen Sound offers city services in a community that retains its small-town charm. Housing options are diverse and being located on the border of major area tour attractions, the homes as are reasonably priced while still being accessible to renowned golf, skiing boating, and beaches.
You Have To See...
The beauty of the Niagara Escarpment and Georgian Bay surround the city. From towering bluffs to blue waters and forest trails, Owen Sound has plenty for you to experience and see.
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