Explore the birthplace of Canadian prohibition

Fill your flasks at the hippest watering holes in Owen Sound during the Second-Annual Corkscrew City Tour hosted by the City of Owen Sound!

In collaboration with The Beer Bus, the City is partnering with Roxy Theatre, local breweries, museums and others to offer a new immersive experience that will bring to life the days of prohibition a century ago, in what was then known as “Corkscrew Town.”

Guests will hop on the Beer Bus to meet the saints and sinners of yesterday and the brew masters of today here in Owen Sound, the birthplace of the prohibition movement and the last dry city in Canada.

Historian and author Richard Thomas will be leading the excursions, which will include tastings, brewery tours and dinner, plus surprises along the way.

TOUR DATES: June 2, July 7, August 11, September 8, October 6

  • Duration

    11AM – 4PM

  • Location

     Owen Sound Tourism, 1155 First Avenue West, Owen Sound, N4k 4k8

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Where you’ll visit

Owen Sound Visitors Centre/Rail Car

What’s included?

Transportation, unlimited snacks & water on board, access to the Visitor Centre Rail Car, tasting and tour of Killanan Brewery, tea at the former Temperance Hall, and a tour, tasting experience and dinner at Mudtown Brewery.

Guided Experience

Historian and author Richard Thomas will be leading the excursions.

Corkscrew City

The Corkscrew City Tour is part of the broader “Saints & Sinners” trail that includes 26 producers across Grey, Bruce and Simcoe counties. The tour was launched two years ago as an exhibition and a self-guided walk through Owen Sound, touching on historic sites from the prohibition era.