River District

Welcome to the River District. Nestled along the banks of the Sydenham River in the picturesque city of Owen Sound, Ontario. You’ll be welcomed by historic architecture and modern conveniences. Time can be spent in one of our shops, catering to a wide array of tastes from home décor, fashion, health & wellness, literature and music to toys, games, specialty foods, and many more. The River District is home to many locally-owned restaurants with flavours and cuisine from around the world. Lose yourself in the River Districts' rich art scene complete with outdoor art installations, murals, and an abundance of galleries showcasing local artists. 

Once you’ve explored what the River District has to offer it won’t be your last visit.

Come spend the day with us

We acknowledge with respect, the history, spirituality, and culture of the Anishinaabe people who consist of The People of the Three Fires known as Ojibway, Odawa, and Bodéwadmi Nations on whose traditional territories we gather and whose ancestors signed Treaties with our ancestors. We recognize also, the Metis and Inuit, whose ancestors shared this land and these waters. May we all, as Treaty People, live with respect on this land, and live in peace and friendship with all its diverse peoples.

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Jun
17
River District Blooms
Spring, Summer
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Jun
17
Bluewater Quilters' Guild - June Meeting and Potluck
Spring, Summer
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Jun
17
PICK UP GAME
June 10 - 27, 2024
Summer
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Shops & Boutiques
Your Local Business Owners
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Jan's Candles and Gifts and Tanning Salon
919 2nd Avenue East
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Greetings For All
956 2nd Avenue East
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Artists' Co-op Owen Sound
942 2nd Avenue East
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Upwards Art Studio
975 2nd Avenue East
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Fulford's Kitchenware, Bathware & Hardware
874 2nd Ave. East
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Runner's Den
801 Second Avenue East
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Owen Sound iRepair
278 8th Street East
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Owen Sound Wellness
221 8th Street East
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The Goods Kitchen Pastry Coffee
158 9th Street East
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SpiritLeaf Owen Sound
910-912 2nd Avenue East
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Greyfair Flooring
762 2nd Avenue East
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REACH Centre Grey Bruce Shop
369 8th Street East
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The Rocking Horse Toy Store
856 2nd Ave East
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Aerus Electrolux Vacuum Services
966 2nd Ave. East
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Pretty Woman's Shoes & Swirls
921 2nd Ave East
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The Creative Hairstyling Boutique and Aesthetics
882 2nd Ave East
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Hometown Sports Excellence
1063 2nd Avenue East
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Body Science Bath & Body Products
781 2nd Avenue East
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Sunpoint Tanning Salon & Womens Clothing
918 2nd Ave E
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Fabulous hair extension and beauty store
154 10th St E
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Food & Drink
Local Hidden Gems
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The Bavarian Hut - German Cuisine
774 2nd. Avenue, East
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Mochi bubble tea
237 10th Street East
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Sugar Dust Baking
271 9th Street East
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Fuego Wood Fired Pizza
136 10th Street East
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10th Street Diner
340 10th Street East
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The Goods Kitchen Pastry Coffee
158 9th Street East
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Europa Restaurant
282 8th Street East
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Sabitri's Global Cuisine
941 2nd Avenue East
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Boon Bakery - Gluten Free
813 2nd Avenue East
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Sinful Sweet Treats
247 11th Street East
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CMHA Fresh Roots Cafe
1026 2nd Avenue East
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Papi's Eatery & Lounge
215 8th Street East
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Naagan by Zach keeshig
88 8th Street East
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Georgian Bay School of the Arts (The)
938 2nd Avenue East
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Yummy Yummy Japanese & Thai Cuisine
251 10th Street East
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