“Still Canada’s Prettiest Town!”
The Port of Goderich is known nationwide since Victorian times as the ‘Prettiest Town in Canada’, and has been an international champion and runner-up in the world Nations in Bloom contest. There’s so 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 – a historic Canadian neighbourhood heralded by TV Ontario as the home of the province’s most traditional Main Street. Downtown Goderich is a diverse community– a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and do business. It is home to over 140 businesses and services and features
free and accessible parking. At the heart of our Downtown is The Courthouse Square – a gem of Canadian Heritage Architecture. The Square is a unique outdoor shopping mall, featuring a weekly farmers' market during the summer, specialty shops, health and beauty services, and restaurants and cafes overlooking the park. From The 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.
CPR Station Makes a Move
In July, 2013, the historic CPR Station, built in 1907 and abandoned in the 1980’s found a new lease on life and was moved to its new location on the waterfront to eventually become a new beachside restaurant. The move itself took four days, but you can watch it here in two minutes and 38 seconds. Enjoy.
View the 2013/2014 Visitors' Guide online by clicking on the image below