Owen Sound is nestled in the southern shores of Georgian Bay, in a valley below the sheer rock cliffs of the Niagara Escarpment in Southern Ontario. It’s a major tourist area for outdoor enthusiasts all year long.
But don’t let our beautiful location deceive you – we’re much more than just a quaint tourist destination. We’re the regional urban centre of Grey and Bruce Counties with access to over 158,000 residents within a 60-minute drive.
And our reach is doesn’t stop there. Owen Sound is an easy day trip to many major city centres:
- To Barrie: 120 kilometres
- To Kitchener: 150 kilometres
- To Hamilton: 190 kilometres
- To Toronto: 190 kilometres
- To London: 205 kilometres
- To Sudbury: 385 kilometres
- To Ottawa: 520 kilometres
- To Montreal: 720 kilometres
Access by road
Highway 6, Highway 21 and Highway 26 intersect in Owen Sound, providing easy access to many destinations across Ontario.
Our transit system provides conventional and specialized transit service. And if need to go out of town, we have Greyhound Bus service, as well as Grey Bruce Air Bus for transportation to Pearson Airport.
Access by air
The Owen Sound Billy Bishop Regional Airport is located 5 kilometres east of the city and provides air charter service.
The Region of Waterloo International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, all located within 200 kilometres of Owen Sound offer international and domestic flights.
The Owen Sound harbour is a commercial port that is a gateway to the Great Lakes. The Owen Sound Transportation Company operates the Chi-Cheemaun ferry for passenger and commercial service from Tobermory to Manitoulin island. A number of bulk products are shipped through the port including grains, salt, cement and aggregate.