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Top recommendations from locals

Art Gallery
“Art including works of famous artist Tom Thomson who is buried in nearby Leith”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Really, the best Mexican food in the area. Have the super-amazing pulled pork nachos - unbelievable!! If you're going between 5-6:30 on the weekend, call ahead and make a reservation.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Harrison Park is an urban dream, with more than 40 hectares of streams, trails, gardens, playgrounds, forest and green space in the heart of Owen Sound. Often called our "jewel in the crown," the park features dining and recreation facilities, boat rentals, a bird sanctuary, mini-putt, basketball courts, a pool, and an open-air rink. Its network of trails connects directly with the Bruce Trail, the longest footpath in Canada, which will take you to Inglis Falls, just south of the city, or the Centennial Tower, one of the highest points in Owen Sound. There is a small waterfall, Weaver's Creek Falls, accessible from within the park. Harrison Park's resident swans and their offspring will delight all ages; for a quarter, you can buy them corn and feed them at the duck pond. Don't miss the peacocks and other exotic birds in the park's aviary. When Harrison Park was turned over to the city a century ago by the family of founder John Harrison it was deemed one of the most beautiful parks in Ontario. Today, it remains one of the area's greatest attractions, retaining the natural beauty and rustic charm that have drawn generations of people to its gates. It's a perfect place to escape the heat, enjoy a swim, pack a picnic, feed birds, or float along the Sydenham River in a paddle boat or canoe, camera at the ready. Cool off with an ice cream cone at the Harrison Park Inn restaurant, open year-round and licensed. Catch the action in the spring and fall when the trout and salmon swim upstream to spawn. Check out the Black History Cairn, an intriguing monument to the city's first black settlers, escaped slaves who followed the Underground Railroad to its most northerly terminus, here in Owen Sound. An Emancipation Festival is held in the park every August. Paddle the Sydenham River in a paddle boat or canoe from the Putt 'n Paddle kiosk, open daily during the summer. Mini golf is also available there. Lace up your skates in the winter, when the Good Cheer open-air rink is in operation. (Just remember the "HOSE" rule -- hockey on odd-numbered days, pleasure skating on even ones). Showshoeing, cross-country skiing, tobogganing and snowmobiling are other favourite park activities in winter. The area is most delightful during the annual Festival of Northern Lights, when colourful displays light up the park from dusk onward. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Fish Market
“The Owen Sound Market is a warm, welcoming, social place. Food, crafts, pottery, books ... it's a great way to spend some time on Saturday morning.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Small quaint museum highlighting career, accomplishments and contributes of famous WWI fighter pilot born and raised in Owen Sound.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Juice Bar
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“Owen Sound's Vegan Restaurant. Food is locally sourced as much as possible and is healthy and delicious. Along with the restaurant are retro, home decor items, you can peruse through as you wait for your food.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Heartwood Home Concert Hall is a must see for those who appreciate Live Music. Featured performers range from local musicians to Juno award winners. The concert hall is located on the second floor above Heartwood Home. The space is beautifully decorated, warm and inviting.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent craft beer and delicious locally sourced food! Great patio over looking the harbour, and hosted in a historic train station!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Handmade by local artists, our unique fine art and craft reflects the creativity of the thriving arts community in our region. The Owen Sound Artists' Co-op features 45 members who represent a wide variety of mediums.”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“High end restaurant / bar in downtown Owen Sound, reservations a must. Approx. 1 hour away.”
  • 5 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Check in advance for live performances and plays! This is a great night out!”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“Excellent coffee shop, with great quick options for breakfast or lunch! A very quick walk out the front door”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“'The Milk Maid is a fine cheese and gourmet food shop in Downtown Owen Sound. We have 50 - 70 cheeses on hand at any given point, ranging from domestic to imported. We offer espresso based drinks made from locally roasted, fair trade, organic coffee. We are licensed and serve craft beer, local cider, and Ontario wine. We have a wide selection of gourmet pantry items to pair with cheese & charcuterie boards, and can prepare these for you for your next catered event.' ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
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“This is our absolute favorite place to eat lunch or to have an early breakfast! The entire menu is made from scratch! We usually order a soup and sandwich for lunch and an Eggs Benedict for breakfast. The coffee is also fair trade.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good moderately priced food with live entertainment most nights in backyard patio.”
  • 4 locals recommend