Goderich has an interesting history and is a popular destination because of this and its other attractions such as the beaches and magnificent sunsets. Once referred to by Queen Elizabeth as 'the prettiest town in Canada', Goderich is also the oldest town on the Canadian shore of Lake Huron.
In 2013, Goderich was named to the Reader's Digest list of 13 Most Stunning Places You Never Knew Existed!


Built in 1896, the Hotel Bedford is located on the focal point of Goderich's unique town square. Just walk out the front door and you are back into a world of small town hospitality. Visitors are always welcome to experience its harmonious blend of yesterday's memories and today's charm.
  Stroll a few blocks further and you can enjoy the past at the Historic Gaol or in the town's famous Pioneer Museum.

If Water Sports are your pleasure, the 3 beaches and our marina are also within walking distance.

Enjoy the many hiking trails, and our popular lakeside board walk.

Golf and Tennis facilities are nearby and it's only minutes to the popular fishing area.

In the winter, snowmobile and enjoy some of the best cross country skiing and snow trails you will find anywhere.

Goderich also has many special events scheduled throughout the year. The summer months are famous for the Arts & Crafts Festival, the Celtic Festival, Summerfest, Canada Day Celebrations, the gruelling Triathlon and more. Christmas sees many festivities around Goderich and the lights in the Courthouse Square are a must see during the holiday season.

And then, of course, there is the famous Goderich sunset - one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Watch the sun set twice, once on the lake shore and then from the bluffs on the coast of Lake Huron.

Enjoy these stunning panoramic Aerial Shots of Goderich, courtesy of the Huron Chamber of Commerce.