Destination guide

Discover an outdoor playground in Owen Sound

Nestled along the southern shore of Ontario’s Georgian Bay, Owen Sound is quite rightly known as the Scenic City. Travelers are drawn by its limestone cliffs and roaring waterfalls, but often end their stay equally enthralled by the city’s vibrant cultural landscape, fascinating history, and lively community events. Owen Sound vacation rentals offer the chance to feel at home during your stay. Whether you’re hoping to hang out in the heart of the action near the bustling harbor or would prefer somewhere a little more secluded, this city has you covered.

Things to do

Peek into Owen Sound’s fascinating past

The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre proudly displays artifacts from the city’s marine, rail, and industrial past, including a North American caboose and Canadian National coach, while the nearby Tom Thomson Art Gallery highlights the work of this iconic local artist. Walking tours are another great way to get a feel for the city’s past, particularly the Corkscrew City Tour, a self-guided exploration of the wild days of prohibition. Be sure to leave time to sink a Corkscrew City Cocktail before heading back to your Owen Sound vacation rental.

Activities

Choose your own pace in Owen Sound

The glorious landscape here demands that many of the activities on offer in the city come with an outdoor flavor. Fishing is a popular pastime, and while fishing charters are easy to come by, it can be equally as enjoyable to reel in Rainbow Trout and Chinook Salmon from a tranquil spot on the harbor wall. Boating and kayaking can be enjoyed along the Sydenham River in Harrison Park while those who prefer to take life at a somewhat faster pace won’t be in a hurry to forget the experience of taking a motorcycle for a spin on the Bruce Peninsula.

Weather

Pick your season in Owen Sound

The chance to kick back on the city’s beaches or head out into the open water makes summer an ideal time to enjoy a stay in an Owen Sound vacation rental. That said, everyone feels the same so competition can be that bit higher for the best homes. Spring and fall offer a viable alternative thanks to comfortable temperatures that hover around 50 degrees in both May and October. Annual events such as the signature Harbor Nights concert series, the Owen Sound Salmon Celebration, and the Maple Sugar Moon Festival ensure that no matter when you plan to visit, your stay will be one to remember.

Natural features

Find roaring waterfalls in Owen Sound

The star of the show when it comes to the landscape in Owen Sound is the area’s stunning waterfalls. The 18-meter-tall cascading Inglis Falls is perhaps the most impressive, although its proximity to Jones, Indian, and Weavers’ Creek Falls along the Niagara Escarpment’s Bruce Trail means it’s entirely possible to tour all 4 in a single day. Most of the falls can be accessed all year although you may have to don snowshoes over the winter months. And when it’s time for a beach day, sandy shores such as those at Kelso Beach Park and Sarawak Family Park serve up a great time for all.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Owen Sound?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Owen Sound. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Harrison Park: 199 vacation rentals
  • Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre: 205 vacation rentals
  • Georgian College Owen Sound Campus: 201 vacation rentals
  • Owen Sound Marine-Rail Museum: 205 vacation rentals
  • Billy Bishop Museum: 204 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Owen Sound listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Owen Sound?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 4 Houses in Owen Sound. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Owen Sound include:

  • Cottages: 15 rentals available
  • Cabins: 15 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 15 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Owen Sound?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 17 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Owen Sound. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.