Top 3 Family-Friendly Activities in Owen Sound

Top 3 Family-Friendly Activities in Owen Sound

Owen Sound, known as the Scenic City, is renowned for its beautiful scenery, winding rivers, forested streets, lush parks, extensive trails and the expansive harbor and bay. This nature lover’s paradise is also one of the best family destinations in Ontario, Canada. When you next visit the region, remember these top three family-friendly activities in Owen Sound.

1. Enjoy the Rides at Story Book Park

First up on the top family activities in Owen Sound is Story Book Park. This number one family fun destination was founded in 1975, offering various attractions. The wheelchair-accessible park in the Niagara Escarpment provides picturesque views and scenery among all the fun. There are several amusement rides, playgrounds and activities for the whole family

Make the most of your visit and enjoy these attractions and more:

  • Merry mixer
  • Ferris wheel
  • Pirate ship
  • The great Western train ride
  • Frog hopper
  • The haunted mansion
  • Water park with slides and splash pads

2. Swim at Kelso Beach Park

Take the family for beachside fun at Kelso Beach Park in Owen Sound. The 9-hectare oasis is situated at the Pottawatomi River mouth on Georgian Bay. Take to the beach waters for swimming fun, and let the kids take to the splash pad for waterside action from June to September. Once you have worked up an appetite, enjoy something to eat under the picnic shelter or tables. 

Explore the gardens, grounds and amphitheater, climbing rocks, exploring trails and watching the wildlife and magnificent sunset views. 

The park hosts various summer festivals, so check out the schedule when you visit the region. Kelso Beach Park is still open during colder months for you to go for walks, take it easy on a bench and bask in the unique winterscape. 

3. Attend an Ice Hockey Game

Ice hockey is one of the most followed sports in Ontario, drawing a massive following and loyal spectators at every game. Owen Sound is no exception, and watching a game is a superb way for you and the family to get in on the local action. 

The resident team, Owen Sound Attack, is part of 20 teams that make up the Ontario Hockey League and part of the 60 teams in the Canadian Hockey League. The team made history in the spring of 2011 when Owen Sound Attack claimed their first Ontario Hockey League Championship title.

All the home games are hosted at Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre, located on the shores of Georgian Bay.

Book Your Family Vacation at Owen Sound KOA Journey

Owen Sound KOA Journey is the perfect campground for families to visit to relax and bask in the nature that makes the Bruce Peninsula famous. Stay at the spacious Back-In or Pull-Thru RV Sites, camp under the stars at a traditional Tent Site or unwind in a Camping Cabin with a picnic table and fire pit.

Plan your Owen Sound family vacation — make a reservation online or call 226-887-2888.

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