Owen Sound’s rich history comes alive when you tour the city on foot, discovering “Damnation Corners,” “Salvation Corners,” a former U.S. Embassy, the province’s first fish ladder, and the birthplace of the Women’s Christian Temperence Union.
Four self-guided walking tours and dozens of historic plaques offer insights into the city’s colourful past. Explore the Downtown, the Mill Dam, the East Side or West Side. You’ll see lots of period architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries, and learn all about Owen Sound’s early days.
Many sites are designated under the Ontario Heritage Act. Others form part of the Freedom Trail, in honour of the city’s black history as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Walking tour brochures are available at OwenSoundTourism.ca