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Perched on the shores of Lake Huron, Owen Sound is a charming city with a historic downtown area. It’s popular with families on vacation who enjoy the unspoiled beaches in the region, as well as the wide range of activities on offer. Situated on a peninsula, there’s an abundance of natural beauty all around that makes it the perfect spot to relax.

Things to see

Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre plays host to many thrilling ice hockey games, as well as lacrosse matches, community events, and private parties in the banqueting facilities. Port Elgin Beach has golden sandy beaches looking out over Lake Huron, and the calm waters are ideal for swimming or taking a boat out. Station Beach is slightly quieter and more rugged, with soft green sand dunes and secluded areas surrounded by evergreens. The lake waters around the area are clear and calm and popular with fishing enthusiasts, with abundant fish waiting to bite. The red-topped Kincardine Lighthouse dates back to the 19th century, and has now been turned into a marina museum, as well as a venue for local festivals and community events. The Billy Bishop Museum is also full of historic memorabilia and artifacts related to locally born World War 1 hero Billy Bishop, wandering around this well-preserved Victorian house that was his childhood home.

Hotels in Owen Sound

There are many cheap Owen Sound hotels, with a wide range of 2 and 3 star inns and motels. For a low nightly rate you can enjoy comfortable rooms with plenty of extra amenities such as safes, complimentary newspapers, free WiFi, coffee makers, hair dryers, and cable television. You can also enjoy the extra features that many of the hotels enjoy, and these can include conference centers, business centers, indoor pools, spa tubs, saunas, restaurants, bars, fitness facilities, and game rooms. Those who are travelling with family will also be pleased to find rooms with extra rollaway or sofa beds, extra towels, and daily housekeeping services.

Where to stay

Owen Sound has a historic downtown area that’s full of colorful shops and locally-owned restaurants, with the original architecture kept in great condition. The area is popular with families, and there are plenty of child-friendly events going on throughout the year. It also has pleasant lakeside beaches, with long stretches of golden sands and great swimming spots. Port Elgin is a popular vacation spot, with several sandy beaches along the shore of Lake Huron, and a charming downtown area full of independent boutiques, bookstores, and cozy cafés that make for a pleasant small-town experience.

How to get to Owen Sound

Region of Waterloo International Airport has flights arriving from across Canada, as well as a regular service from Chicago. It’s about a 2 hour drive from the airport to Owen Sound, with rental cars and shuttle services available from the terminal. There are also regular Greyhound services to the heart of the city, with the journey from central Toronto taking just over 4 hours. There are also ferries around the district from areas such as Thunder Bay making it easy to explore the lake areas.