Visit

The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre is open daily in 2019 from 10 to 4 from May 18th to October 12th. Please come visit to see the 2019 feature Exhibit “Pack Your Bags”.

From October 13, 2019, the Centre is open by appointment until the spring 2020 opening date.

Admission
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.

Accessibility
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 https://www.owensound.ca/en/city-hall/10th-street-bridge.aspx

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