http://www.owensound.co The City Of Owen Sound is located on the southern shores of Georgian Bay in a valley below the sheer rock cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment. Owen Sound is characterized by a magnificent harbour and bay, two winding rivers, tree-lined streets, an extensive parks system, and tree-covered hillsides and ravines, which are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Owen Sound is the largest urban community in Grey and Bruce Counties, which combined represent a primary commercial market of 158,000.
The park features dining and recreation facilities, a full-service campground, boat rentals, a bird sanctuary, mini-putt, basketball courts, pools, and an open-air rink. Its network of trails leads through forest, fields and streams to Inglis Falls, and connects directly with the Bruce Trail on the Niagara Escarpment.”
At one time, Owen Sound was regarded as one of the finest harbours on the Great Lakes system. Referred to as the “Chicago of the North”, the city provided an important meeting point of rail and boat, the two principal methods of transportation at the time.
One of three waterfalls that surround Owen Sound, Inglis Falls is the best known and most visited. Situated in the heart of the 200-hectare Inglis Falls Conservation Area, Inglis Falls is an 18 metre high cascade, created by the Sydenham River meeting the edge of the Niagara Escarpment.
The Harbour Nights Summer Concert Series At The Owen Sound Marine And Rail Museum July 3, 2011 – The Georgian Sound Big Band performing It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing. This weekly concert series is presented rain or shine throughout the summer as Owen Sound weather can change quickly. The Owen Sound Visitors Centre is located here too so people from out of town can get information about restaurants, events, and numerous other tourist attractions.
Circus Jonathan at Streets Alive! Buskerfest. This festival showcases a wide variety of local and non local grassroots performers and seasoned veterans, in the age old tradition of crowd involvement and exciting entertainment!