Rent a vacation rental home in Owen Sound, Ontario
, Canada. Owen Sound is a an inlet of the larger Georgian Bay
at the mouth of the Pottawatomi and Sydenham Rivers in Southwestern Ontario
. Found in this verdant area are the fishing, hiking and sightseeing opportunities
of Bruce Peninsula. 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.
Points of interest include four conservation areas (Inglis Falls, Indian Falls, Hibou and Pottawatomi), Kelso Beach and the City’s waterfront trail system, Harrison Park, Grey Roots Museum & Archives, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Billy Bishop Home & Museum, Owen Sound Marine & Rail Museum and the Farmers’ Market.
The downtown, recently refurbished and reminiscent of the 1900s, offers an economy that is balanced and diversified. The Heritage Place Shopping Centre on the east side complements the vibrant, scenic downtown core and other arterial shopping areas. Accommodations in Owen Sound include condo rentals or cottages.
Citizens and visitors can enjoy extensive recreation facilities and opportunities in Owen Sound. The City operates two arenas, and numerous soccer and baseball complexes. Three golf courses serve the City.
Enjoy being active while on vacation?
Enjoy the spectacular scenery of Owen Sound all year long. Boat, fish, swim, hike, cycle, and golf one of the 34 courses during the warm summer months. When the winter snows fall, switch gears to snowmobile, cross country ski, ice fish, skate and snowshoe. Winter accommodations include condo rentals and other vacation rentals.
Just north of the city limits on the east side of the bay is Hibou Conservation Area, a great place to take the family for the two natural sand beaches, hiking trails, playground and picnic facilities.
On the western shore you'll find Kelso Beach Park
, which has a sheltered picnic area and playground. It's the site of the annual Summerfolk festival, plus Canada Day festivities and the Movies and Music series each Friday throughout the summer. Summer vacation rentals of a cottage or cabin on the lake would place you close to the action.
If you want to eat what you catch, a vacation rental right on the Sound is ideal for you. Anglers can test their skills against Owen Sound's Chinook salmon, rainbow trout or brown trout. Owen Sound is one of the hottest fishing spots in Ontario, with five rivers emptying into the 13-mile-long bay. Enjoy the challenge of the rivers and streams, or the deep water excitement of the bay where the 35-pound salmon lurk. Fishing off the Owen Sound Harbour Wall is most popular in late summer and fall when the Chinook salmon are running upstream. The best time to catch rainbow trout from the harbour wall is late fall and early spring as the trout head upstream to spawn.
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