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VACATION GUIDE 2018

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Contents Owen Sound Testimonials .................. OS3 Owen Sound Harbourfront .................. OS4 Downtown Owen Sound...................... OS7 Tours Around the Sound...................... OS9 Harrison Park................................... OS11 Grey Bruce Map .............................. OS12 Waterfalls ....................................... OS14

Owen Sound –

Where We Want to Live Reflections by City of Owen Sound staff on why they love the Scenic City. Kate Allan, Director of Corporate Services Owen Sound is all about the water. Gorgeous Kelso Beach, the Sydenham River meandering through Harrison Park, several stunning waterfalls – we’ve got it all! Hiking, swimming, paddling, fishing – no matter your activity of choice, Owen Sound and its spectacular waterways have you covered.

Salmon Tour.................................... OS17 Where to Stay in Grey Bruce ............ OS19 Owen Sound Events ......................... OS23

Amanda Tennant-Bumstead, Parks and Cemetery Administrative Coordinator Relaxing in Harrison Park with my family. The kids playing at the playground while I read a book or take family photos with the beautiful scenic background. Family memories made here are timeless.

Brent Fisher, Manager of Community Development and Marketing I love everything about this City. It’s hard to pick one. My wife Brittani and I love Owen Sound as a place to raise our two young kids. Whether we are at the recreation facilities, Farmers’ Market, grocery store or one of our many great events – we are always among friends and there is something special about knowing the people in your community. It’s what really makes Owen Sound a community.

Marion Koepke, City Councillor

Visitor Information Centre

Owen Sound operates a full service Visitor Information Centre on the waterfront, housed in a historic railway depot at 1155 1st Ave. West. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will help with all your visitor needs, from maps and guides to souvenirs and trip planning. Can’t make it in person? Visit owensoundtourism.ca or call 519-371-9833 or 1-888-675-5555. Published by: Escape Productions, Lorna Rouse Cover photo:

 ndrea Hamlin/Owen Sound A Tourism, RTO7

Cover design:

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Magazine design: MiS Design Printed locally at: Transcontinental Printing / RBW Graphics

Summer is a time when we look forward to hosting our grandchildren who enjoy the many playgrounds in the area. The splash pad at Kelso Beach is always a big hit along with mini golf at Harrison Park – and we always make a visit to see the birds. A relaxing walk along the Inner Harbour is always a treat, especially Sunday evenings when the Harbour Nights music and entertainment is taking place.

Carly McArthur (and Kita), Events Facilitator There’s a trail steps from my house that runs along the escarpment edge and overlooks the bay. Anytime of the year, it’s the best place to walk the dog, catch up with friends and family, and show off Owen Sound to out-of-towners!  That and some of the great food spots downtown.

Greg Nicol, Fire Prevention Officer Owen Sound is where my family and I want to be – biking the roads or the single track, walking along the harbour or through the parks, having dinner at one of our fine restaurants, using the YMCA or training for the Bayshore Race. The City has something for everyone. owensoundtourism.ca • 2018 OS3


City Celebrates Historic Harbour

The Owen Sound harbour is ripe for redevelopment and visionaries like Morag Kloeze are moving full steam ahead. Kloeze is opening the Mudtown Station Brewery & Restaurant on the east harbour, offering a waterfront destination in a historic train station with a patio and parking onsite. Directly across the harbour sits the Owen Sound Visitor Centre and Community Waterfront Heritage Centre – also in a former train station, celebrating the city’s legacy as a major transportation and industrial hub on the Great Lakes at the turn of the century. Free outdoor concerts are held here during the summer on Sunday evenings from June 17th to August 12th (except July 1st). This year’s TD Harbour Nights lineup includes Rob Elder, Beggars Road, Marshall Veroni, Morgan Barrie, Tyler Beckett and more. Stroll along the inviting and accessible 3-kilometre harbour OS4

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boardwalk and you’ll notice that traditional industry is giving way to recreational, residential and commercial uses. The city’s grain and cement elevators are still in operation and are local landmarks, while some factories have been converted to artist studios and businesses. Newer construction includes the Owen Sound Family Health Team building, condominiums near the mouth of the harbour on 1st Avenue West, and the Grey Bruce Health Unit building. The harbour features two public boat launches, docking facilities, an off-leash dog park and waterfront trails featuring interpretive plaques, art banners, sculptures and gardens. At night, the lights on the three masts of the Manitoba shine brightly; the sculpture replicates a 305-foot passenger steam ship named the Manitoba, built in Owen Sound in 1889. Along the harbour you’ll also see the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre (home of the Owen Sound Attack hockey team

and the North Stars lacrosse team), a full-service marina, a hotel and Kelso Beach Park. Kelso is the site of the city’s Canada Day celebrations and awardwinning Summerfolk Music & Crafts Festival, while the annual Salmon Spectacular fishing derby is held at the Georgian Shores Marina next door. Park facilities include a splash pad, change rooms, amphitheatre, picnic tables, soccer fields, trails, a campground (open during special events) and of course, a beach. A reconciliation garden is being planted at Kelso on traditional Saugeen Ojibway land at the site of the original Nawash Village that once stood here. This year there will be a brand new festival on the harbour: Harbourfest! Using an age-old formula it will offer delicious food and satisfying drinks plus great people and live music along the inner harbour. Saturday, July 14th the main stage on the east harbour wall will be home to local craft breweries


Mudtown Station Brewery

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(including Mudtown Station) and will feature a day and evening of family focused, lively entertainment. The rain-or-shine event will be free for all to attend. There will also be activities on the west harbour, based at the visitor centre and museum. They’ll include tours of the caboose and dining car, model train displays and a fleet of tugs to visit. The museum invites you to check out its 2018 summer exhibit, Fish Tales, highlighting fishing on Georgian Bay, past and present, from Owen Sound to Tobermory. If you visit Owen Sound in the late fall, winter or early spring, you’ll find the Chi-Cheemaun ferry docked in the harbour.

At first glance, Morag Kloeze would seem an unlikely candidate to open a brew pub in Owen Sound. Born here, she left town to attend university and study nuclear engineering, graduating in 2011. However, she faced a tough job market and had a change of heart, deciding to make beer instead. “It kind of started as a joke,” she reflects. She enrolled in the brewmaster program at Niagara College and hasn’t looked back. The brand new Mudtown Station Brewery and Restaurant on the Owen Sound harbour is the end result of her change in plans. After becoming a brewmaster Kloeze assisted at the Neustadt Brewery for a time, then helped open a brewery in Tobermory before returning to Owen Sound with her vision for Mudtown Station. She and her family have invested heavily in converting the former CPR train station on the east harbour – a heritage structure built in 1946 – into a brew pub and restaurant, hoping it will become a veritable landmark as it was during its heyday, when trains arrived daily and ships filled the harbour. The new brew pub represents a $1.3-million investment by Kloeze’s family and the City of Owen Sound. “I’ve always looked at the Owen Sound waterfront and wanted a place for us to eat there,” Kloeze says. She toured the former train station during a Doors Open event hosted by the city, and felt it would make a great restaurant. Its heritage designation required her to incorporate as much of the original architecture and features as possible, working closely with Ontario Heritage Trust, responsible for protecting, preserving and promoting the built, natural and cultural heritage of the province. The bar and dining room are “fairly intact” and an old ticket wicket will display CPR memorabilia. “My mom won’t stop buying CPR antiques,” Kloeze says. The restaurant seats 80 people, with a large patio for another 80 that overlooks the harbour. The tin letters used for the Mudtown Station sign echo the original signage on the former train station. Canadian Pacific operated the station from 1947 to the 1990s, and Kloeze vividly remembers the freight trains running past her parent’s home on Highway 6 and 10. As a child, she placed coins on the tracks for the trains to squash. All things considered, Kloeze is perhaps the perfect candidate to open a brew pub on Owen Sound’s waterfront, considering her love of craft beer, appreciation of local heritage, and attachment to this region. “I was eager to leave the big city,” she said. “Owen Sound is still affordable, beautiful and close to outdoor stuff.” Mudtown Station features craft beer only – six brews made by Kloeze, which will change depending on the season, and six taps featuring other Ontario brewers. It sells “growlers” and “howlers” that can be filled on the spot, as Kloeze doesn’t intend to bottle her beer. The restaurant menu will feature local ingredients where possible, and change seasonally. The Mudtown Station crew. From left: Jacob Kloeze, Laura Ermeta, Morag Kloeze, Lynda Hoffmeyer and Harold Kloeze.

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Downtown Owen Sound: Check it out!

Picture yourself at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. Andrea Hamlin/Owen Sound Tourism, RTO7

Owen Sound’s downtown is one of a kind – worth adding to your bucket list while visiting the Scenic City. Some of our 300 downtown businesses are destinations unto themselves, with unique treasures. (The Artists’ Co-op for example, has over 40 artisans under one roof, and a café onsite). There are restaurants on every block, serving everything from Continental to Indian and Mexican cuisine, and from vegetarian dishes to steak and seafood. Our year-round Farmers’ Market, open every Saturday, has been operating for well over a century, offering a cornucopia of delights in a heritage waterworks building along the riverfront, across from the library and Tom Thomson Art Gallery, named after the famous artist who grew up here. The TOM has one of the largest collections of Thomson paintings and artefacts in Canada. It also has an offsite program, with murals, exhibits and sculptural works downtown and throughout the city. Street parking is complimentary on 2nd Avenue East between 7th and 11th streets for up to two hours, and parking in nearby lots is convenient, with pedestrian walkways providing easy access to main street. The Owen Sound Downtown Improvement Area hosts several exciting events each year, including a three-day Summer Streetfest

and Hottest Street Sale Under the Sun (July 5-7) and “1st Friday” celebrations on the first Fridays in June, August, December and February. The Hottest Street Sale (July 7) draws thousands of people to the downtown for free entertainment, arts and crafts, kids fun and sidewalk sales. June 1st marks “Fresh 1st Friday” and August 3rd is “Fifties 1st Friday,” a ’50s inspired event with several dozen retailers and restaurants taking part, plus a classic car show, street entertainment and live music. A river flows through our downtown – the Sydenham. It begins south of Inglis Falls and travels through Harrison Park, meandering through the downtown before it exits into Georgian Bay through the harbour. The city has plans to further develop the downtown riverfront area and make it more accessible, inviting, and inclusive. The design, by Northwood & Associates Landscape Architects, includes:

• A wide pedestrian promenade along the east riverbank • Landings for short-term boat, canoe and kayak docking • A market square focused on the river and a multi-purpose civic square • Extended park areas with benches, trees and tables for people to enjoy • Road realignments to make the area more pedestrian friendly. Like many historic downtowns, ours is in a process of revitalization and renewal. The new Sydenham condominium on the waterfront is an example of new construction, while many downtown property owners have lovingly restored turn-of-the-century structures with assistance from the City’s structural improvement program. Check out our Historic Walking Tour or Corkscrew City Tour if you wish to explore our downtown heritage on foot. (See page OS9)

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Owen Sound Tourism

Tours Around The Sound

Tour the Scenic City on Foot There are as many ways to tour Owen Sound as there are nicknames for the city. For many years, it was called the “Scenic City,” for its prime location on Georgian Bay, nestled in a river valley beneath the limestone cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment, a world biosphere reserve, and for its beautiful parks and historic downtown. At the turn of the century Owen Sound was known as the “Chicago of the North” for the industry that thrived here along the inner harbour. Between the shipping and railways, Owen Sound was a major transportation hub in Ontario. And for a period, we were the “Corkscrew City,” as it was said that every man from Owen Sound carried a corkscrew in his pocket, just in case a drink was offered to him. That was during the prohibition era, when

Owen Sound had more than its fair share of drunkenness and gambling. Prohibition was enacted here in 1908 and Owen Sound remained dry until the 1970s, making it one of the last cities in Ontario to allow drinking in public. Our heritage is celebrated in several walking tours, available online at www.owensoundtourism.ca or as printed brochures available at the Owen Sound Visitor Centre and other locations. Our mapping applications at maps.owensound.ca offer a new way to tour the city virtually, allowing you to access sites on our Google-based map using your mobile phone, tablet or desktop computer. The Map App is currently available for our Historic Plaques Tour, Salmon Tour and Waterfalls Tour.

Tours

The Historic Walking Tour is divided into four separate routes, covering the downtown, the mill dam, the east side and the west side of the city, with 79 points of interest. It includes sites designated under the Ontario Heritage Act and Black history sites, commemorating the Black settlers who fled slavery in the United States, seeking freedom in Owen Sound through the Underground Railroad.

Explore each of these routes at your leisure, on foot. The Corkscrew City Tour highlights the places that people drank, prayed and lobbied for and against prohibition. It takes you to “Damnation Corners” and “Salvation Corners,” – one marked by former taverns, the other by churches – to the birthplace of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, and to Owen Sound’s newest brewery, Mudtown Station. It’s part of a larger Saints & Sinners tour of local breweries, wineries and cider producers. There is also a 3-kilometre Walking Together tour exploring the region’s Indigenous heritage through art, song and words. An initiative of the First United Truth and Reconciliation Circle in partnership with local First Nations groups, artist Virginia Gail Smith and the City of Owen Sound, the tour features beautiful sculptures and an online narrative available in English, French and Anishinaabe. The Greenwood Cemetery Walking Tour is four self-guided tours in one, providing detailed information about some of the city’s greatest historic figures, including war heroes, pioneers, entrepreneurs, ship captains, political figures, doctors, religious leaders, freedom seekers and notable women. Copies are available at the Visitor Centre, City Hall and Greenwood Cemetery. Owen Sound’s Historic Plaque Program includes close to 50 interpretive plaques highlighting aspects of the City’s past. It includes heroes such as Agnes McPhail (Canada’s first female MP), fighter pilot Billy Bishop and artist Tom Thomson, historic sites and happenings, and our Black history. Ghost Walks are offered each summer by staff at the Billy Bishop Home & Museum. Call 519-371-0031 for details. Our annual Doors Open celebration is another way to discover new sites and glean some local history. This year’s event takes place June 2-3.

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Harrison Park

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Few places the size of Owen Sound can boast of a 100-acre park with recreational facilities, forests, gardens and trails, historic sites, playgrounds, a pool and a fully serviced campground with a river running through it. Harrison Park is truly our “Jewel in the Crown,” a charming urban oasis considered one of the most beautiful parks in Ontario when it opened more than a century ago. The park offers access to the Bruce Trail and Inglis Falls, a spectacular spot in all seasons. You can swim outdoors in a newly renovated pool under a canopy of trees, or stroll along the quiet boardwalk at Weaver’s Creek – kept naturally cool by the spring-fed water. There is a small waterfall on private property visible at the end of the boardwalk. This year, the City is spending over $1.3-million on upgrades to many park amenities, including the pool, change rooms, washrooms, roads, trails and campsites. The newly refurbished pool will include spray features and an accessible ramp, along with a “softwalk” padded floor. Beside it, in place of the old deep-water pool, there will be a leisure deck with fabric shade structures and seating. Swimmers will also find updated change rooms with

new fixtures and flooring, plus a fully accessible change room. The park’s campground, open May 17th to Thanksgiving Monday, is also some receiving some major TLC with upgrades to the electrical system plus water service to every campsite. The washrooms there have also been extensively renovated. Campground registration starts May 1 for all time slots except Summerfolk weekend. If you’re a seasoned Harrison Park camper with a favourite spot, please be sure to view the new campground map as the sites have been reconfigured, and there are now some pull-throughs. Upgrades will continue on the “fitness trail” at the north end of the park, and new signage throughout the site will help people with wayfinding. The main entrance to Harrison Park off 2nd Avenue East is also being reconstructed, but one lane at a time, so the park will not be closed to traffic. While you’re at the park, visit the Black History Cairn and learn about Owen Sound’s role as the northernmost station on the Underground Railroad. The oldest emancipation festival on the continent is held here each year during the first weekend in August. Visit the bird sanctuary to feed the ducks and swans, and marvel at the peacocks and other waterfowl. 

Harrison Park has a waterfowl breeding program and been a sanctuary for birds since the 1920s. In late fall, you can watch Chinoook Salmon migrating in the Sydenham River, which flows through the park. (See the Owen Sound Salmon Tour, page 17). Canoe and paddle boats are available for rent, and the park also offers tennis courts, basketball courts, mini-golf and flat, easy trails for walking or cycling. Families and groups can book the park’s picnic shelter or community centre for special occasions. Harrison Park was the passion of a sawmill owner, John Harrison, in the late 1800s. Today it remains one of the Scenic City’s top attractions, retaining the natural beauty and rustic charm that have drawn generations of people to its gates. The park is a must-see, whether you have an hour to spare, or an entire day or weekend. Admission and parking are free, and there is a licensed restaurant on site.

Pick up a copy of the Harrison Park Map & Guide at a local visitor centre or call 519-371-9833. To book a campsite or picnic shelter, call 519-371-9734 or visit owensound.ca

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Experience Grey County’s Waterfalls Inglis Falls

Inglis Falls, Lorna Rouse

There’s something truly amazing about a waterfall. Whether it quietly leads to a gentle stream or crashes down to a raging riverbed below, waterfalls let you leave the ‘real world’ behind, focusing only on the natural beauty in front of you. Add a Bruce Trail hike, a relaxing snowshoe or a family picnic to your visit and make Grey County’s waterfalls the foundation of an amazing day outdoors.

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How much do people love our waterfalls? In Grey County, they are one of our biggest draws—with people driving great distances to experience the 10 waterfalls on our tour. With the Niagara Escarpment crossing the County, rivers ultimately plunge into the valley below, creating amazing photographic opportunities, epic scenic lookouts and places of great peace and beauty.

Take the Tour

The Grey County Waterfall Tour features McGowan Falls, Hoggs Falls, Eugenia Falls, Walter’s Falls, Inglis Falls, Weavers Creek Falls, Jones Falls, Indian Falls, Holstein Dam and Webwood Falls. As an added bonus, wrap up your tour with a visit to Grey Roots Museum and Archives. Visit the historic Moreston Village, check out their exhibits and admire their unique indoor waterfall. This self-guided route links all 10 waterfalls and can be completed by car or motorcycle in a few days or enjoyed by making individual stops throughout the year. Water flow peaks in spring and early summer, offering the best viewing and photography opportunities. Plan to pack your camera (believe it or not some of the best photos are taken on cloudy days), sturdy hiking shoes and the Waterfalls of Grey County brochure complete with maps, directions and descriptions of each waterfall on the tour. To get your copy, visit a local information centre, order online at www.visitgrey.ca/waterfalls or call 1-877-733-4739.

Winter Waterfalls

When the temperature plummets, Grey County waterfalls transform into frozen cascades. Snowshoeing or hiking to the waterfalls offers a truly unique winter experience. Of the 10 waterfalls on the tour, seven are recommended as winter-friendly options. Visit our website at www.visitgrey.ca/winter-waterfalls and download our online Winter Waterfall Snowshoe Guide.

Our Waterfalls at a Glance Owen Sound Waterfalls Inglis Falls: This 18-metre high cascade waterfall is located just a short drive from Owen Sound and is accessible during all four seasons. Jones Falls: Located just outside the city of Owen Sound in Springmount, this 12-metre cascade is located on the Bruce Trail and is accessible in spring, summer and fall. Indian Falls: The most remote waterfall on the tour, this 15-metre plunge waterfall is located just outside the city at Indian Falls Conservation Area. This waterfall is not winter accessible. Weavers Creek Falls: Accessed through Harrison Park near downtown Owen Sound, Weavers Creek is a unique waterfall featuring a plunge and a cascade in one. It can be viewed from a boardwalk in the park and is accessible in all seasons. The waterfall is on private property, so please be respectful and stay on the boardwalk.

Waterfalls Around the County Walter’s Falls: Located in the village of Walter’s Falls, this 14-metre plunge waterfall is a beauty. Open four seasons, hike or snowshoe the Walter’s Creek Side Trail on the Bruce Trail or just view it from the balcony of The Falls Inn. Holstein Dam: Located in the Holstein Egremont Park, this cascade waterfall is formed when the Norman Reeves Creek exits the historic millpond. Open during all four seasons, you can explore the park and the village in one day. Eugenia Falls: Just outside the village of Eugenia, this 30-metre cascade waterfall is steeped in history. The site of a short-lived gold rush, the falls once supported five mills and was the site of Ontario’s second hydroelectric plant. The falls are open in spring, summer and fall. Hoggs Falls: This hidden gem is located on the Bruce Trail between the villages of Flesherton and Kimberley. This fourseason plunge waterfall is just a short five-minute hike from the parking lot.

Get your copy of the Waterfalls of Grey County brochure at a local information centre or for more information www.visitgrey.ca or call 1-877-733-4739.

McGowan Falls: Just outside the village of Durham, this three-metre cascade waterfall is part of the Durham Conservation Area. Visit the falls and stop for a swim at the sandy beach. This waterfall is open all four seasons.

*There is a nominal fee for parking at some of the waterfalls on the tour.

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Tom Thomson Art Gallery

Canoe Lake

The Tom Thomson Art Gallery will open its vaults to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of Ontario’s provincial parks system. This summer’s exhibition, featuring works by Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, not only highlights the beauty of these natural areas, but showcases some of the most beloved treasures in the gallery’s permanent collection. Other exhibitions this summer at The TOM include Tim Whiten: Mindful, and a special feature celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Tom Thomson’s older brother, George. Summer exhibits run May 5 – September 2. Works by artist Carl Beam will be on display in the fall. Find details about what’s happening at the Gallery at www.tomthomson.org or follow them on Facebook. The gallery is located at 840 1st Avenue West. Admission is by donation.

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Catch the Salmon Run on the Sydenham Fall is a glorious time to visit Owen Sound and one of the great things to do is watch the annual salmon run from Georgian Bay up the Sydenham River. The Owen Sound Salmon Tour allows you to witness Chinook Salmon in their element, pushing hard against the river’s current to spawn, scaling the Mill Dam and Fish Ladder in the heart of the city then continuing to quiet spawning channels further upstream in protected conservation lands. They lay their eggs in the shallows then die soon after – one of the few species in the world to do this. The Salmon Tour gives you an opportunity to witness this spectacle first-hand with friends and family. You can hike, paddle, cycle or drive the tour, all at your own pace, stopping at key locations such as Harrison Park, the Mill Dam, and the Grey Sauble Conservation Authority headquarters on Inglis Falls Road.

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Chinook Salmon are normally found in the Pacific Ocean; they were introduced to the Great Lakes in the 1960s and have been thriving ever since. Local fish hatcheries help to replenish the stock each year. The salmon start coming in from the bay in late summer – just in time for the Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular fishing derby – and are in full spawning mode by mid-September. Their run is weather dependent, triggered by cool evenings and the flow of the river. If you’re thinking of visiting and are not sure if the salmon are running, call the Visitor Centre at 519-371-9833 or visit www.greatsalmontour.ca. You can also inquire about our guided tours. Join us for the Owen Sound Salmon Celebration on September 30th for salmon tasting, live music, kids activities and on site interpretation of the fish migration. See you there!

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Lionheart Guest House & B&B 519-793-3325 89 Main St. lionheartguesthouse.com

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Best Western Inn on The Bay 519-371-9200 1800 2nd Ave. E. bestwestern.com

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Comfort Inn (pg. OS18) 519-371-5500 955 9th Ave. E. comfortinn.ca

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Inn on 6th (pg. OS18) 519-376-3510 896 6th St. E. innonsixth.com

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Escarpment Heights Motel (pg. 11) 11 rooms 519-596-2228 16 Hay Bay Rd escarpmentheights.com

Travelodge (pg. OS18) 519-371-9297 880 10th St. E. travelodge.ca

65 rooms

Harbourside Motel 519-596-2999 24 Carlton St. harboursidemotel.com

35 rooms

By the Bay Resort (pg. 14) 4 rooms 519-793-3317 817 Pike Bay Rd. bythebay.on.ca

Tobermory Princess Hotel (pg. 8) 877-901-8282 34 Bay St. S. tobermoryprincesshotel.com

20 rooms

Port Elgin

Wiarton

Pike Bay

Aunt Mabel’s Country Kitchen and Motel 866-868-2880 5084 Hwy 21 S. auntmabels.com

9 rooms

Super 8 Port Elgin 888-388-3608 5129 Hwy 21 S portelginsuper8.com

55 rooms

Sauble Beach

Owen Sound

LEGEND

Knights Inn – Owen Sound (pg. OS18) 519-372-2929 28 rooms 672 10th St. W. knightsinnowensound.com

Bel-Air Motel & Cottages (pg. 22) 4 rooms 519-422-1051 328 Main St. saublebeachrentals.ca Centennial Motel 866-381-7408 10 Sauble Falls Pkwy. centennialmotel.com

Shenstone Inn 519-534-1831, 888-353-0931 19745 Hwy 6 shenstoneinn.ca

15 rooms

Topnotch Restaurant & Motel 519-534-1310 10171 Hwy 6

15 rooms

Waterview On The Bay Resort 519-534-0921, 877-534-0921 501205 Grey Road 1 waterview.ca

26 rooms

20 rooms

Sauble River Marina & Lodge Resort 6 rooms (pg. 22) 519-422-1762 18 Marina Ave. saublerivermarina.com

Tobermory

Restaurant/Food Services Hot Tub Accessible

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Blue Bay Motel (pg. 3) 16 rooms 519-596-2392 32 Bay St. S. bluebay-motel.com Bruce Anchor Motel & Cottages (pg. 3) 800-591-4254 7468 Hwy 6 bruceanchor.com

37 rooms

Sauble Falls, Lorna Rouse

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Resorts/Lodges The Blue Mountains/Collingwood Blue Mountain Resort (pg. 60) 877-445-0231 108 Jozo Weider Blvd. bluemountain.ca

760 rooms

The Westin Trillum House Blue Mountain (pg. 60) 705-443-8080 220 Gord Canning Dr. westin.com/bluemountain

228 rooms

LEGEND Air Conditioning Internet

11 rooms Pretty River Inn (pg. 64) 705-445-7598, 855-445-7598 529742 Osprey Blue Mtn Town Line prettyriverinn.com

Owen Sound

Cobble Beach Inn (pg. 80) 519-370-2173 221 McLeese Dr. Twp. of Georgian Bluffs cobblebeach.com

Thornbury/Clarksburg

Royal Harbour Resort (pg. 64 519-599-5591 1 Harbour St. royalharbourresort.com

Restaurant/Food Services Hot Tub

Pets Pool/Waterfront

10 rooms Beachfront Chalets and Cottages Boat Rentals Free Canoes and Pedal Boats

45 rooms

5 Star Tripadvisor Rating

Visit www.cedarsresort.com for a virtual tour

1.800.747.7014 OPEN ALL YEAR

Accessible

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Campgrounds Ayton/Neustadt

330 sites

Silent Valley Resort (pg. 71) 519-665-7787 142571 Rd. 35 parkbridge.com/silentvalley

Cape Croker

Cape Croker Indian Park (pg. 20) 519-534-0571 112 Park Rd. Neyaashiinigmiing capecrokerpark.com

Durham

Durham Conservation Area (pg. 73) 519-369-2074 323198 Durham Rd. E. svca.on.ca

172 sites

LEGEND Internet Laundromat

Summer House Park (pg. 13) 800-265-5557 197 Miller Lake Shore Rd. summerhousepark.ca

Kincardine

315 sites

210 sites

100 sites

Restaurant/Food Services

Pool/Waterfront

Septic Dump Station

Pull Thru Sites

Accessible

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OS20

Inverhuron

Inverhuron Provincial Park 519-368-1959 19 Jordan Rd. ontarioparks.com

Hanover

Saugeen Springs RV Park (pg. 73) 519-369-5136 173844 Mulock Rd. saugeenspringspark.com

Miller Lake

Whispering Pines Family Campground 220 sites (pg. 22) 519-935-2571 719601 Hwy 6 campontario.net

The Blue Mountains/Collingwood Craigleith Provincial Park 705-445-4467 209403 Hwy 26 ontarioparks.com/english/crai.html

Hepworth

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240 sites

Oliphant

Aintree Trailer Park 877-396-8533 2435 Huron Conc. 12 aintreepark.com

171 sites

Fisherman’s Cove (pg. 79) 519-395-2757 13 Southline Ave. fishermanscove.com

513 sites

Silver Lake T&T Park 519-395-3330 56 Silver Lake Rd. silverlaketentandtrailerpark.ca

110 sites

Meaford

Miller’s Family Camp 85 sites 519-795-7750 108 Miller Lake Shore Rd. millersfamilycamp.com

Fiddlehead Resort 519-534-0405 50 Oliphant Way fiddleheadresort.com

138 sites

Roebuck Campground 519-375-1205 245370 Sideroad 22 roebuckcampground.ca

80 sites

40 sites

Trillium Woods Camp 110 sites 519-534-2555 129 Bryant St. trilliumwoods.ca

Owen Sound

Memorial Park 519-538-2530 179 Grant Ave. meaford.ca/memorialpark

235 sites

Harrison Park (pg. OS16) 519-371-9734 75 2nd Ave. E. www.owensound.ca

100 sites

Rocksprings KOA Kampground (pg. OS21) 519-371-1331 398235 28th Ave. E. koa.com

120 sites

Paisley

Saugeen Bluffs Cons Area (pg. 73) 203 sites 519-352-7206 32 Saugeen Bluffs Rd. www.svca.on.ca


Campgrounds Pike Bay

By the Bay Resort (pg. 14) 519-793-3317 817 Pike Bay Rd bythebay.on.ca

38 sites

Port Elgin

Brucedale Cons Area 519-389-4516 137 Sprucedale Dr. www.svca.on.ca

52 sites

MacGregor Point Provincial Park 519-389-9056 1593 Bruce Rd. 33 ontarioparks.com

360 sites

Red Bay

Red Bay T&T Park (pg. 18) 877-901-2098 428 Huron Rd. redbaycamp.ca

Sauble Beach

70 sites

Sauble Beach Resort Camp (pg. 22) 519-422-1101 877 Bruce Rd. 8 saublebeachresortcamp.com

300 sites

Sauble Falls Provincial Park 519-422-1952 1400 Sauble Falls Rd. ontarioparks.com

152 sites

Woodland Park (pg. 22) 519-422-1161 47 Sauble Falls Pkwy. woodlandpark.on.ca

730 sites

Southampton

Dreamaker Family Campground (pg. 24) 118 sites 519-797-9956 6870 Hwy 21 dreamaker-campground.com

Stokes Bay

Heron Point Cottages and Trailer Park (pg. 14 519-592-5871 59 Heron Point Rd. heronpoint.net

50 sites

Lobies Park (pg. 75) 519-881-3435/519-881-0625 20 Hannah Street brockton.ca/lobiespark

242 sites Bruce Peninsula National Park 877-737-3783 407 Cyprus Lake Rd. pc.gc.ca/eng/pn-np/on/bruce/index.aspx Flowerpot Island – 6 sites On Georgian Bay 877-737-3783 pc.qc.ca/amnc-nmca/on/fathomfive/index_E.asp

192 sites

Saugeen Riverbank Campground 68 sites (pg. 73) 519-881-0491 1343 Bruce Rd. 4 saugeenriverbank.com

Wiarton

Tobermory

Happy Hearts Park (pg. 6) 519-596-2455 93 Cape Hurd Rd. happyheartspark.com

Walkerton

Bluewater Park (pg. 18) 519-534-2592 400 William St. southbrucepeninsula.com

91 sites

Roth Park Family Camping (pg. 18) 127 sites 519-534-0145 102 Parkside Ave. rothparkfamilycamping.com

137 sites

Cottage/Condo/Chalet/Cabins Cottage, Condo and Chalet Rentals The Blue Mountains/Collingwood

The Westin Trillium House at Blue Mountain 224 units 705-443-8080 (pg. 60) 220 Gord Canning Dr. westin.com/bluemountain

Flesherton

Cedars of Lake Eugenia (pg. OS20) 519-922-2043 134 Cedars Resort Lane cedarsresort.com

9 units

Hanover

10 units Saugeen Springs RV Park (pg. 73) 519-369-5136 173844 Mulock Rd. saugeenspringspark.com

Hepworth

Whispering Pines Family Campground (pg. 22) 519-935-2571 719601 Hwy 6 campontario.net

Hope Bay

Cedarholme B&B & Cottages (pg. 15) 877-225-2242 108 Beech St. cedarholmebb.com

Kincardine

11 units

4 units

Air Conditioning

TV/Cable

Internet

Fireplace

Lake Eugenia

Pets

Accessible

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6 units

Fisherman’s Cove (pg. 79 519-395-2757 13 Southline Ave. fishermanscove.com Silver Lake T&T Park 519-395-3330 56 Silver Lake Rd. silverlaketentandtrailerpark.ca

LEGEND

Lion’s Head 7 units

Cedars Cottage Resort (pg. OS20) 800-747-7014 134 Cedars Resort Lane cedarsresort.com

9 units

5 units Lion’s Head Beach Motel & Cottages Inc. (pg. 14) 519-793-3155 1 McNeil St. lionsheadbeachmotel.com

Miller Lake

Miller’s Family Camp 519-795-7750 108 Miller Lake Shore Rd. millersfamilycamp.com

13 units

Summer House Park (pg. 13) 800-265-5557 197 Miller Lake Shore Rd. summerhousepark.ca

9 units

Oliphant

Fiddlehead Resort 519-534-0405 50 Oliphant Way fiddleheadresort.com

3 units

Owen Sound

Cottages at Cobble Beach (pg. 80) 5 units 519-370-2173 221 McLeese Drive cobblebeach.com

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Cottage/Condo/Chalet/Cabins Rainbow’s End Farm 519-538-3523 6th Sideroad, RR 8 rainbowsendcabin.com

1 unit

Restawhile Cottage Rental (pg. 18) 519-534-0953 12 Kay Lane brucepeninsularentalcottage.com

1 unit

Escarpment Heights Motel (pg. 11) 2 units 519-596-2228 16 Hay Bay Rd. escarpmentheights.com

5 units

4 units

Amabel Shores Cottages (pg. 24) 905-450-3734 104 3rd Ave. N. amabelshorescottages.com

James Cottages (pg. 8) 519-379-3121 7385 Hwy 6

4 units

16 units

6 units

5 units

4 units

Roxy’s Gas & Variety (pg. 11) 519-596-8300 6313 Hwy 6 roxysgasandvariety.com

11 units

Red Bay T&T Park (pg. 18) 519-534-2098, 877-901-2098 428 Huron Rd. redbaycamp.com

North Shore Bungalows 519-422-1462 107 2nd Ave. N. northshorebungalows.com

Princess Cottages (pg. 8) 877-901-8282 34 Bay St. tobermoryprincesshotel.com

3 units

Cedar Grove Camp 519-534-1927 264 Red Bay Rd. cedargrovecampskylake.com

Bel-Air Motel & Cottages (pg. 22) 519-422-1051 328 Main St. saublebeachrentals.ca

Neptune’s Hideaway (pg. 8) 519-538-9427 468 Warner Bay Road

Wireless Bay Cottages 519-596-2999 112 Bay St. wirelessbaycottages.com

12 units

Rocksprings KOA Kampground 519-371-1331 (pg. OS21 398235 28th Ave. E. koa.com

Pike Bay

By the Bay Resort (pg. 14) 519-793-3317 817 Pike Bay Rd bythebay.on.ca

Red Bay

9 units

Sauble Beach

Stokes Bay

LEGEND Air Conditioning

TV/Cable

Internet

Fireplace

Pets

Accessible

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Heron Point (pg. 14) 519-592-5871 59 Heron Point Rd. heronpoint.net

4 units

Tobermory

7 units

Buckley’s Cottages 519-596-2448 107 Bay St. buckleyscottages.com

3 units

Bruce Anchor Motel & Cottages, (pg. 3) 800-591-4254 7468 Hwy 6 bruceanchor.com

2 units

Bed and Breakfast The Blue Mountains/Collingwood Pretty River Inn (pg. 64) 705-445-7598, 855-445-7598 529742 Osprey Blue Mtn Town Line prettyriverinn.com

Eugenia

11 rooms

2 rooms

The Treehouse B&B (pg. 64) 905-392-1494 161 Point Rd. bbcanada.com/thetreehouse

Hanover

9 rooms Mom’s B&B 519-364-0466 540 10th Ave. spawellnessretreat.com

Hope Bay

Cedarholme B&B & Cottages (pg. 15) 877-225-2242 108 Beech St. cedarholmebb.com

3 rooms Cat’s Pajamas B&B 519-793-6700 64 Main St. bbcanada.com/8946.html

Air Conditioning

Pool/Waterfront

Internet

Ensuite

Kids

Hot Tub

Pets

Accessible

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OS22

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Highland Manor Grand Victorian B&B (pg. OS18) 4 rooms 519-372-2699 867 4th Ave. ‘A’ W. highlandmanor.ca

Sauble Beach

On The Rocks Guest Inn (pg. 13) 226-277-0766 1024 Dyers Bay Road ontherocksguestinn.ca

4 rooms

At The Beach B&B (pg. 24) 519-375-0959 17 Graham Crescent atthebeach.com

Summer House Park (pg. 13) 800-265-5557 197 Miller Lake Shore Rd. summerhousepark.ca

3 rooms

Sauble Falls B&B 519-422-3304 6 Rankin Ridge Rd. saublefallsbb.com

Miller Lake

Owen Sound

LEGEND

3 rooms

Nielsen’s B&B 519-422-1489 15 Genrob Place ruthtneilson@gmail.com

Between The Maples B&B 519-370-0202 398139 28th Ave. E. bbcanada.com/181.html

2 rooms

Moses Sunset Country 519-371-4559 2344 3rd Ave. W. betweenthemaples.ca

3 rooms

3 rooms

4 rooms

2 rooms

Walkerton

Pleasure Valley B&B (pg. 73) 519-364-1661 31 Pleasure Valley Rd. pleasurevalleyinn.ca

4 rooms


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