Owen Sound travel guide

Owen Sound Tourism | Owen Sound Guide

You're Going to Love Owen Sound

With a population of 22,625, Owen Sound is a must-see destination in Ontario, Canada.

When to visit Owen Sound

Owen Sound in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Owen Sound in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Owen Sound in July, when the average temperature is 20 °C, and the highest can go up to 25 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -9 °C, with an average temperature of -5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in December, when precipitation is around 130 mm. In contrast, July is usually the driest month of the year in Owen Sound, with an average rainfall of 70 mm.

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How to Get to Owen Sound


Although Owen Sound doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), which is located 144 km from Owen Sound. The shortest flight to Owen Sound from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 19h 56m.


VIA Rail Canada is the most popular train carrier serving Owen Sound, followed by UP Express. The train journey from Owen Sound to Burlington takes 0h 39m and costs around $27 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from London, expect to pay about $54 for a 2h 12m trip.


Another option to get to Owen Sound is to pick up a car hire from Toronto, which is about 161 km from Owen Sound. You’ll find branches of Thrifty and Hertz, among others, in Toronto.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Owen Sound, including Rider Express, Bus and FlixBus. From Kingston, the bus ride to Owen Sound takes 241 km and will cost you around $81. From London, the ticket costs about $71 for a journey of 254 km.

Airports near Owen Sound

Airlines serving Owen Sound

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British Airways
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Air Canada
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Where to stay in Owen Sound

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Travelodge by Wyndham Owen Sound and Diamond Motor Inn.

Where to stay in popular areas of Owen Sound

Hiring a car in Owen Sound

Expect to pay $2.37 per litre in Owen Sound (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $28.38 and $37.83. The most frequently booked car type in Owen Sound is Economy (Kia Rio or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is, on average, 52% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.