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Top Choice Seafood in Manitoulin Island

Buoys

This little joint by the Gore Bay beach and marina has it all: vibe, location, and food sourced from local providers and prepared fresh. The seasoned whitefish melts in your mouth, but if you're not feeling fishy, p…
Museum in Owen Sound

Tom Thomson Art Gallery

This gallery displays the work of Tom Thomson, granddaddy of modern Canadian landscape painting. His intimate and smoldering portrayal of nature is said to have inspired the formation of the Group of Seven painters.…
Canadian in Owen Sound

Shorty's Bar & Grill

Locals love Shorty's and with good reason. Appetizers like escargots, crab cakes and calamari fail to disappoint seafood lovers, while mains range from burgers and steaks to chicken and seafood. And of course, there…
Fusion in Owen Sound

Kathmandu Cafe

The Nepalese owners are organic advocates serving up wild boar and Tibetan dumplings, with vegan and vegetarian options. You'll find plenty of south Asian flavors, especially delicious curries. Some locals still kno…
Pub Food in Tobermory

Bootlegger's Cove

Good service, tasty food and a stunning patio overlooking Big Tub Harbour make this joint the local secret that can't be kept. The fun menu includes wraps, quesadillas, pizzas and s'mores!
Fish & Chips in Manitoulin Island

Lake Huron Fish and Chips

You're going to crave it at some point, surrounded by all this water, and this is the place to go: golden fried fresh lake fish and crispy crunchy fries.
Music in Owen Sound

Summerfolk Music Festival

This epic three-day folk fest in mid-August draws world-class performers and artisans from far and wide.
National Park in Bruce Peninsula

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Much of the area just south of Tobermory is protected by this national park, flaunting some of Ontario's finest assets: the Niagara Escarpment, 1000-year-old cedars, rare orchids and crystal-clear, limestone-refract…
Museum in Owen Sound

Grey Roots Museum & Archives

This interesting museum highlights the region's rich pioneering history through displays about early settlers and local heroes. Interactive presentations focus on natural resources, climate and topography. Past exhi…
Church in Manitoulin Island

Church of the Immaculate Conception

This church in the round represents a tipi, a fire pit and the circle of life, and it welcomes aboriginal traditions and Catholic beliefs. Colorful paintings by local artists depict the stations of the cross, while …