Owen Sound Visitor Centre Opens for the Season

Posted on Thursday May 18, 2023

The Owen Sound Visitor Centre (OSVC) will open on Saturday, May 20, 2023, to serve tourists and the local community through a busy and exciting summer season.

Tourism Ambassadors are available at the Centre to provide in-person assistance and information about Owen Sound and the surrounding area. They are available to help with trip planning, accommodations, bike rentals, day trips and tours, and to support and promote local events and activities. The Visitor Centre also serves as the site for TD Harbour Nights, a free concert series that takes place on Sunday evenings beginning in June and continuing through August.

In addition to guest services, the Centre has all new 2023 Owen Sound-branded merchandise, attraction maps, creative and fun activities for the family, and an outdoor picnic area that features a beautiful harbour view.

A public lavatory and a water refill station are also available.

Operating hours can be found at owensoundtourism.ca.


For more information, please contact Melissa Crannie, Tourism Marketing Coordinator, at 519-376-4440 ext. 1245 or email mcrannie@owensound.ca



"The opening of the Visitor Centre always signifies the start of a busy season for tourism and events in Owen Sound. The Centre plays a key role in supporting and facilitating positive, welcoming, and memorable experiences for visitors and the community."

- Aidan Ware, Director and Chief Curator – Art Gallery, Culture, Tourism


Quick Facts:

  • The Visitor Centre operates annually from the Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend.
  • The Visitor Centre was built in 1932 and is housed in the former Canadian National (CN) Railway Station and is also home to The Marine and Rail Museum / Waterfront Heritage Centre.
  • Guest Services are available to the public and tourists seven days a week.





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