The Port of Goderich has been known nationwide since Victorian times as the ‘Prettiest Town in Canada’. There is much to see and do in this architecturally-rich port town which sits on the bluffs overlooking the shores of Lake Huron. Goderich’s natural setting along Ontario’s West Coast provides an incredible number of recreation and leisure choices. Some of the areas visually-appealing trails criss-cross and surround Goderich, offering breathtaking views of nature and a window to our past with many heritage sites marked along the way. Explore our many parks as more than one quarter of the land in Goderich is dedicated to parkland, many overlooking the lake. Stroll through the town’s tree-lined streets and enjoy the pride people take in the preservation of local architecture.
The town has a rich and colourful history, celebrated in its museums and destinations of historical interest. Goderich is well known for its distinctive downtown, an octagonal core known as The Square, where streets radiate from the centre of town, Courthouse Park.
While visiting Goderich, we trust you will be welcomed with the town’s trademark hospitality.
We welcome you to experience the tradition of our award-winning Downtown Goderich. It is home to over 140 businesses and services and features free and accessible parking. At the heart of our Downtown is Courthouse Square – a gem of Canadian Heritage Architecture. Courthouse Square features a weekly farmers’ market and outdoor concerts during the summer, specialty shops, and outstanding restaurants and cafes. From Courthouse Square it’s just a short stroll along West Street, a designated heritage district, to our beautiful lakefront.
There is so much to see and do here. Visit us soon. Spend a few hours or a few days. Once you have visited Goderich, your heart will never leave.