When it comes to natural beauty, Goderich has much to offer. A 25 minute drive north from Brentwood on the Beach on Highway 21, Goderich is situated at the mouth of the Maitland River on Lake Huron. It is home to the only deep sea port on the Canadian side. Visitors and locals alike congregate at the harbour to watch the massive grain and salt ships come in for their fill. Take a stroll down the one mile long beachfront boardwalk. The courthouse square has 8 streets converging onto a round-about with shops and restaurants.
A line up of festivals bring people together in an historic downtown setting and provide an opportunity to sample Goderich culture and creativity. Take you time, explore the town, its nature and its character.
Goderich Farmers Market
Saturdays only from Victoria Day Weekend to Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend 8am -1pm
Huron Historic Gaol Flea Market
Sundays only from Victoria Day Weekend to Labour Day Weekend 9am – 3pm
Huron County Museum provides a look into life at the turn of the 21st century.
110 North St. Goderich
519-524-2686 Open year round
Huron Historic Gaol is a unique and imposing octagonal building which served as the county jail from its first prisoner in 1841 until 1972. The gaol is a designated national historic site. The Governor’s House was built in 1901 in the area of one of the courtyards. Visitors find this site a special place to explore and truly a step back in time.
181 Victoria St. N. (Hwy 21) Goderich
Goderich Co-Op Gallery
54 Court House Square
Always changing displays for an eclectic mix of paintings, photography and sculpture.
J’s Bistro and licensed patio.
10 The Square, Goderich
Thyme on 21 Casual Fine Dining in a beautiful Victoria House
80 Hamilton St. Goderich Corner of Hwy 21 (Victoria St) and Hamilton St.
Open for lunch and dinner
Celtic Roots Festival – Annual Event Aug 10-12,2012
Lions Harbour Park 11am-11:30pm 519-524-8221
Celtic festival featuring 25 national and international acts. Dance stage, craft art area, children’s area
and five side stages, food court. Hands on craft workshops. Courses in musical instruments and Kids Camp.
West Coast Bluesfest
Winterfest (PDF) – February