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Attractions

Three Beaches

Image of the Cove in Goderich

Goderich's three beautiful beaches are a must-see. With free parking, picnic shelters, playgrounds, and public washrooms these beaches are the perfect location for a day trip. With a boardwalk stretching 1.5 kilometers along the beachfront, you can be sure to catch our famous sunsets from every angle.

Admission: Free

To find out information about our beach water quality, click here.

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festivals and events

Goderich is home to a long list of annual festivals and events that draw thousands of visitors to the community each year. Watch us come alive every season of the year through our culturally diverse festivals, with everything from the Celtic Roots Festival to the Bluesfest. There is truly an event to suit every taste in Goderich.

Admission: Varies

For a complete listing of Festivals and Events, click here

 

Heritage Tours

Image of a Historical Home in Goderich

With Goderich being home to so many historic buildings, we now offer four self-guided heritage walking tours. Each tour is approximately an hour in length, and will allow you to discover the architectural and social history of this beautiful town.

Admission: Free

Print the walking tours here, or pick up a hard copy at the Tourism Office at 91 Hamilton St.

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Huron Historic GaolImage of the Huron Historic Gaol

The location of the last public hanging in Canada, this unique octagonal building served as the Huron County Jail from its opening in 1842 until its closing in 1972 and is now a National Historic Site. The Huron Historic Gaol is open to the public for tours daily. 

Admission: Adults: $5.00, Children: $3.50, Student 11+: $4.00, Seniors (65+): $4.50, Children 5 and under: Free

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 4:30pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For more information call 519-524-6971

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Huron County Museum

Image of the Huron County MuseumThe Huron County Museum located at 110 North Street - is a first class community museum offering both permanent and seasonal exhibition galleries. The permanent exhibits depict the early settlement and development of Huron County. The Huron County Museum also houses the County archives. 

Admission: Adults: $5.00, Children: $3.50, Student 11+: $4.00, Seniors (65+): $4.50, Children 5 and under: Free

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 4:30pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 4:30pm

For more information call 519-524-2686

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Goderich Farmers' Market & Flea MarketImage of the Goderich Farmers' Market

Sponsored by the BIA, these outdoor markets attract hundreds of people to The Town Square every weekend from Victoria Day until Thanksgiving

Goderich Farmers' Market: You can find locally grown fruits and vegetables, honey, maple syrup, plants, baked goods, home-made preserves and so much more. Every Saturday, Victoria Day to Thanksgiving, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Courthouse Square.

The Goderich Flea Market: Selling antiques, crafts, tools, plants, baked goods, collectables and much more. Every Sunday, Victoria Day to Thanksgiving, 9:00am - 3:00pm.

For more information, or to become a vender, call 519-440-0871 or visit www.goderichbia.ca

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The Reuben R. Sallows Gallery

Reuben R. Sallows GalleryThe 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. Wheelchair accessible.

Admission: By Donation

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

For more information call 519-524-9261,email sallowsgallery@huroncounty.ca or visit our website at www.sallowsgallery.ca.

 

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The Goderich Co-Op Art Gallery

Image of the Goderich Co-Op Art Gallery

Come enjoy the work of talented local artists portrayed in a number of medias including oils, acrylics, photography, wood carving, pottery and more. Experience beautiful landscapes and flowers as well as unique pieces typical to the lake and rural community. There is always a member of the gallery on-site to answer questions. Located at 54 Courthouse Square.

Admission: Free

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

For more information call 519-440-0523 or visit www.gcgallery.ca

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Marine Museum

Image of the Marine MuseumLocated 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: Included with admission to the Huron County Museum or Historic Gaol

Open July and August only. For information call 519-524- 2686.

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Sky Harbour Gallery

Image of the Sky Harbour GalleryThe 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.

Hours: Open during regular airport hours

For information call 519-524-2686.

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Menesetung Bridge

Image of the Menesetung BridgeFormerly built as the C.P.R. railway bridge in 1907, it was the longest railway bridge in Ontario at the time of its construction. 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.

Admission: Free

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