Visit one or all of our three fantastic beaches right in Goderich. Parking is FREE. Bring armchairs and join the crowds who come to watch the tug boats guide a mammoth vessel into the harbour. Sailboats and power boats play in the lake. Picnic shelters and plenty of playground equipment along a mile and a half of boardwalk invite families to enjoy a day in the sun. Rotary Cove Beach, a sandy guarded beach is the perfect place for families to cool off. To find out information about our beach water quality, click here.
Our unique Heritage Tours offer a choice of four self-guided walking tours of about one hour each, in which visitors can discover the architectural and social history of this port town. A similar Marine Heritage Walking Tour is also available, in which visitors can explore our unique marine history. Pick up your self guided tours at the Goderich Tourist Information Centre.
Huron County Museum
The Huron County Museum located at 110 North Street - is a first class community museum offering modern exhibition galleries and professional support spaces in a climate controlled atmosphere. Permanent exhibits depict the early settlement and development of Huron County. Check the website above periodically for current exhibitions.
The County Archives are also located at the Museum. Admission charged. Wheelchair accessible. For information call 519-524-2686.
The Reuben R. Sallows Gallery
The Reuben R. Sallows Gallery located in the mezzanine of the Goderich Public Library at 52 Montreal Street. The permanent collection features the work of this renowned photographer from Goderich who travelled extensively throughout Canada during the early 20th century. See exquisite works from his entire 60 year career. Admission is by donation. Wheelchair accessible. Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 pm. For more information call 519-524-9261,email email@example.com or visit our website at www.sallowsgallery.ca. Check the website periodically for current exhibitions.
The Goderich Co-Op Art Gallery
Come enjoy the work of talented local artists in an exciting multitude of media from oils, acrylics, photography, watercolours, woodcarving, and pottery to bronze sculptures. Enjoy beautiful landscapes and flowers as well as unique pieces typical to the lake and rural community. A member of the gallery is on hand each day to answer questions and assist you. The Art Gallery also features special exhibits throughout the year including the annual community open exhibit. Come in and enjoy the space. Art is Blooming in Goderich: 54 Courthouse Square 519-440-0523 www.gcgallery.ca
Located in the wheel house of the "SS Shelter Bay," this small museum is dedicated to the men and women who made their living on Lake Huron. The Great Storm of 1913 is highlighted. Admission is included with admission to the Huron County Museum or the Huron Historic Gaol. Open July and August. For information call 519-524- 2686.
Sky Harbour Gallery
The Sky Harbour Gallery traces the history of the airport from its founding in 1938 to the present day. Particular emphasis has been placed on the important role played by the airport during the Second World War as Elementary Flying School No. 12. Admission by donation. Open year round. For information call 519-524-2686.
Huron Historic Gaol
Huron Historic Gaol located at 181 Victoria Street North. This unique and imposing octagonal building served as the Huron County Jail from its opening in 1842 until 1972. The Gaol is now a National Historic Site. The Governor's House added on to the Gaol in 1900 clearly illustrates the important status of this position within rural Ontario at the time. For information call 519-524-2686.
Formerly built as the C.P.R. railway bridge in 1907, it was at the time of its construction, the longest railway bridge in Ontario. The rail line between Guelph and Goderich was abandoned in 1989 and converted to a walking trail in 1992. The bridge offers fantastic and unique views of the Goderich Harbour, Lake Huron and the Maitland River Flats.
Goderich Farmers' Market & Flea Market
Goderich Farmers' Market. Sponsored by the Goderich BIA (Business Improvement Area) Contact 519-440-0871. Outdoor farmers market selling Ontario grown fruits and vegetables, honey, maple syrup, plants and flowers, some pork products and fish, homemade baked goods, homemade preserves and handmade locally produced crafts. Each Saturday, Victoria Day to Thanksgiving, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Courthouse Square.
The Goderich Flea Market, Sponsored by the Goderich BIA (Business Improvement Area) Contact 519-440-0871. Open air flea market selling antiques, crafts, tools, trading cards, plants, baked goods and much more. Courthouse Square, Victoria Day to Thanksgiving, 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. every Sunday.