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Thursday, June 14, 2018

New Corkscrew City Tour In Owen Sound

Owen Sound | by Vanessa Culbert  

A history of prohibition and a Beer Bus ride to craft breweries are tour highlights.

A new tour in Owen Sound will highlight the prohibition era and being last dry city in Canada.

Tourism Marketing Co-ordinator Paulette Peirol says "Corkscrew City Tour" will offer a new experience that will bring to life the days of prohibition a century ago, in what was then known as “Corkscrew Town.”

Peirol says guests will be on the "Beer Bus"" and 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.

Stops on the tour include ; Seldon House, Damnation Corners, Salvation Corners, King George Hotel, Site of the Queen's Hotel, Coulson's British Hotel, Old Post Office, Paterson House, Ginger Press Bookstore & Cafe, F.N. D'Orr LePan Store, Temperance Union Headquarters

She says  they will be making a stop at Grey Roots to visit the "Saints & Sinners” exhibit, Mudtown Station and Kilannan brewery.

Historian and author Richard Thomas will be leading the excursions.

Tours dates are June 22, July 20, August 17, and September 14. Seating is limited and tickets must be booked in advance through the Beer Bus at (705) 994-4346.

You can also visit for more information.


Saints, Sinners and Prohibition


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