Top things to do

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.…
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…
Museum in Owen Sound

Billy Bishop Heritage Museum

Hometown hero William Avery ('Billy') Bishop, Canada's notorious WWI flying ace, is honored here at his childhood home. Now the Billy Bishop Heritage Museum, it celebrates Canada's aviation history.
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.
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…
Arts & Crafts in Owen Sound

Owen Sound Artists' Co-op

Check out the art and crafts handmade by 42 local artists. Everything is for sale.
Market in Owen Sound

Owen Sound Farmers Market

This co-op of vendors is one of the oldest in Ontario. Expect the freshest produce, as well as maple syrup, soaps and baked goods.
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…