The Board of Directors of the Community Waterfront Heritage Centre has decided that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the museum will not re-open to the public for the 2020 Season. You can still enjoy the outdoor artifacts, large and small, on the east and north side of the former CN Station. Watch for more information on exciting new initiatives coming soon. 

During the season, the Heritage Centre is open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation.

Thank you supporting the Waterfront Heritage Centre.

Each time you visit, please sign the guest book.

Have you climbed aboard the caboose to see what one looks like inside?

Photo of the caboose and museum in Summer 2014

Have you had a chance to visit Coach 4884? 

The building
Welcome to the former CN Rail Station. The entrance to the museum is through the Owen Sound Tourism Office. The building is air-conditioned in summer.

The museum is wheelchair accessible but the caboose and CN Coach 4884 are not.

Location and Directions
1155 1st Avenue West, Owen Sound

We are located on the waterfront on the west side of the harbour, two blocks north of 10th Street West.

Please Note:

Beginning Thursday, October 3, 2019, the 10th Street Bridge will be closed and the intersection at 10th Street West and 1st Avenue West will be closed. The bridge is not scheduled to re-open until December 2020. 

Map showing directions to CWHC

The best way to get to CWHC is to drive north on 2nd Avenue  West to 11th Street West, then turn east to 1st Ave West, turn left, thence to CWHC. Both the 8th Street and the 9th Street bridges have two way traffic.  For more information about the bridge work, check the City’s website at

There is free parking beside the harbour walkway in the parking lots.