Guided Tour—Owen Sound, Ontario

Where you want to live

Published in the February 2018 Issue December 2018 Feature Heather Magda Serrano

Owen Sound’s roots run deep. The city is beautiful, filled with friendly locals and this area once functioned as an end terminal of the Underground Railroad for countless escaped slaves as they fled from oppression during the time of the American Civil War.

This city sits at the head of a bay on the southeast end of Georgian Bay, whose southern shores are characterized by sandy beaches.

The people of Owen Sound are warm and friendly. If you’re a local and you walk into one of the restaurants, chances are you will know about 10 people. Anonymity doesn’t exist in a close-knit city like this one.

Darrell Nash, from the sales marketing department of Georgian Shores Marina, said, “You can walk down the street and basically know everybody that you see.”

While the city has a comfortable small-town feel, it still has all the amenities present in big cities.

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